All rigged and working /talking.....Hooray!
I have been using heat shrink connectors for the wiring, but as i was working on the boat today a mate came past and saw what I was doing....
He gave me some connectors which are (very similar to) those which he uses at work as a BT engineer
They are brilliant, little clear crimp shut connectors which have a glue inside,,,literally put the wires into the block, clamp down and you have a waterproof connection, no stripping of wires etc.
Worth trying to 'find' some if anyone is doing similar work (they only work on small gauge telecoms type sized wires).
Oh, loving the C180 joystick too!