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Not a big deal. I've never seen RG-213 in a tinned version, but there are so many types of coax out there it's a possibility.
Still, the venerable RG-213/U will last a very long time, assuming it's installed correctly with good moisture seal connections at the two ends. Actually, the standard PL-259 connector screws on very tightly and makes a pretty good connection, but it's always helpful IMO to supplement this with tape or goop or heat shield with adhesive (my favorite).
Don't skimp on these things (connectors, heat shield, etc.). Buy the best quality you can find. The extra $1 or two spent now will save you untold grief over the long haul. And, conceivably, it could save your boat or even your life!
Last edited by btrayfors; 03-03-2008 at 05:41 PM.