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Re: Is tinned boat wire necessary?
Home Depot standards? Oh, for heavens sake. I'm guessing you ave no use for UL or ISO.
This is industrial wire from Southwire, which meets UL and ISO standards. It carries a second jacket to protect it from damage during pulling, is extremely oil resistant and heat resistant, and is used in refinery and steel mill applications you can't imagine.
This is apparently outside of your experience. It is common on ships.
Actually ABYC Standards are based on NEMA, ANS, NFPA, SAE and UL. These are mentioned right in their standard.
The difference is that ABYC uses the marine version of those Standards. Now if you can convince me that Home Depot also uses the marine versions I'll happily buy my conductors there.
The hysterical laughter you hear as you drive a way in your"new" boat ..... is the seller.