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Re: Is tinned boat wire necessary?
Stranded THHN wire is the most common industrial wire in the US and is stocked by Home Depot, Lowes, and every electrical supply house. It is what is pulled through conduit. People may not know to look for it.
ABYC standards cover much more than what has been discussed here, wire type, strand size, oil resistance of the insulation, temperature rating and voltage loss among others. I don't know if Home Depot conductors would meet those requirements.
Of course many have no use for ABYC Standards. To each his own.
The hysterical laughter you hear as you drive a way in your"new" boat ..... is the seller.