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Old 08-27-2010
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Originally Posted by Maine Sail View Post
Why? Crimping is far more than adequate especially if you use factory made heat shrink crimps..
Because it offers equivalent longevity, at a much lower materials cost. Crimping is not adequate in a marine environment without tinned wire and marine grade terminals unless the connections are also soldered, and sealed.

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Originally Posted by Maine Sail View Post
Also, twisting of wires together, even with solder, is not ABYC E-11 compliant.
That's probably an important point for people whose boats are worth more than the cost of a survey, but I'm not going to put $2000 worth of wiring into my $800 Catalina 22 when the method I described will last decades.
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