Originally Posted by MikeCC
I thought my post indicated why it's not necessarily the best solution.
'Electronics' are a different matter to the wiring on a boat. Electronics will usually have single core wires used in a stable environment whereas boat cable is stranded for flexibility and vibration resistance. A crimp connector automatically provides support to the cable away from the joint.
Erm hardly, wiring looms on cars, planes helicopters all get soldered. PCB are all soldered. Perhaps your soldering just isn't very good?
good info on soldering for aircraft here. http://www.casa.gov.au/wcmswr/_asset...21c99s2c07.pdf
Very very rarely do we use solid core cable the exceptions being RG and other coax (rarely soldered) and infrastructure data cable (never soldered) stranded cable is the type normally used for soldering.
Oh and in military vehicles all the connections to the loom plugs are soldered (these are vibration tested to incredibly high levels (so high the bits of kit they plug into have to be installed on "shock mounts")
NASA also solder wires Guide on how to splice solder single core wire to NASA standard. How-To: Splice Wire to NASA Standards | MAKE
If the cable is critical (safety or otherwise and is damaged the whole cable should be replaced.
On a side note my washing machine has just been repaired after the "red wire to the heating element came out of its poor crimp and was loose in the casing (it was also to short from the factory)
A bad joint is a bad joint, a good joint is a good joint but i would rather a good solder joint over a crimp.