I doubt you could put $2000 worth of wire in a Catalina 22. In Canada I pay $29 for 100' of tinned 14/2. That is at an industrial supplier that will sell to anyone with a $50 minimum. GenuineDealz in the US is higher but still not expensive. Genuinedealz > Marine Wire, Boat Wire, Boat Cable, Marine Grade
I can crimp a butt join with the proper connector and heat shrink it in about the time it takes for your soldering iron to get hot. And then I have a durable, waterproof, compliant connection.