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Old 08-22-2006
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Originally Posted by Cruisingdad
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.
The bubble gum is not really the best thing to use. Go with 5200 and/or duct tape I find the goo from the tape to hold important connections together very well, and if you flip some of the tape backwards it will hold the wire up high and dry. 5200 can be used in the same manner, but duct tape is a little cheaper.
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