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Provided the quick connect plugs are of the waterproof variety, and you use a good anti-corrosion
paste or grease and install the plugs on a long enough lead to have them up out of the bilge, I don't really see a problem with using quick-disconnect plugs.
You will need to use several different connectors, as the coax connection for the VHF needs a separate, shielded connector from the others, and so on. Also, keeping the wiring segregated for each fixture makes it far easier to replace or trouble shoot the fixtures.
makes a line of submersible, waterproof, modular connectors.
The terminal strips are a pretty good solution, provided you label everything quite clearly. However, I think it would be more prone to corrosion than sealed connectors would be. The terminal strips also would probably require far more room, as you have to have enough space to see the strip and to get your hands, the wiring and a screwdriver in to tighten the connection. The sealed connectors would be far faster, and probably at least as reliable IMHO.
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