So, after reading this thread and becoming quite amused, I need to ask the experts:
You mean twisting the wires together and bubble gum does not work? Whew, my boat is in trouble. I will say I followed ABC Standards (Allready Been Chewed). Since the twisting is not subject to the cracking of solder, the gum makes it watertight and it can be stuck anywhere, I fail to see how I could have gone wrong?
I did chew Bubblicious on the especially critical applications.