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Old 21 April 2015, 08:06   #11
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I will continue with Nuts!!
There's a new teeshirt logo in there somewhere!
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Old 21 April 2015, 08:14   #12
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As it happens I've just ordered some 5/16 unc stainless aerotites for my next project.

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Old 21 April 2015, 08:55   #13
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We had that type on the Ribcraft for a few years, in quite an exposed position at the back of the boat. Considering the environment they were in, and the fact that they were unclipped at the end of every day's use, they actually lasted quite well. Longer than some of the electrical bits on the other boats — if I remember rightly, we've replaced two isolators on each of them in the same time.

They clamped on to the terminal quite strongly, and I don't recall ever having problems with them, except forgetting to connect them and the battery box being in an awkward place. But they never really felt completely trustworthy.

The battery was moved back under the console for this year, and the quick connectors replaced with nuts. It's a much neater arrangement.

Just have to hope the isolator lasts a bit better on this boat.
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Old 21 April 2015, 15:10   #14
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I'd assumed it was this type
Very popular on caravans. On which they seem to be fine.
I use the normal bolt ones on the boat.
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Old 21 April 2015, 17:59   #15
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I used the clip on type on my last RIB. Didn't have a problem with the design I chose but I can't seem to find in on the tinterweb, I'll keep searching and will post if I happen upon it. I've no experience of the ones shown in Pikey Daves link but some look pretty crap!
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Old 21 April 2015, 18:02   #16
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Dunno what you mean by snap-on? If it's crimped then run a mile. I lost an EMM and a day on the water to crimped ends - work of the devil. You can't tell if they're loose by looking
I've got the correct crimping tool. If it's done properly they don't come loose-but you need the correct tool for the size of cable.
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