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Old 04 May 2010, 11:28   #11
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i've used welding cables for years no probs. don't forge they are tinned unlike most of te ones supplied by dealers.

Re the dealer putting doubt in your mind about something you weren't sourcing from him I was under the impression that was his Job!
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thanks for all the replies folks. The cable I priced earlier definitely wasn't tinned, so maybe need to think about that.

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Re the dealer putting doubt in your mind about something you weren't sourcing from him I was under the impression that was his Job!
Indeed! but to be honest it was the servicing guy rather than the salesman, and I probably would have bought a pukka set of longer Honda leads if they made them, but they don't.

These days it's an 8500 engine RRP, and it only comes with 2m power cables! They don't even offer longer versions, and for an engine that's clearly designed to be remotely started/operated, it just doesn't seem to make much sense to me. I can only assume that RIBS, shipping lots of water etc, aren't the target market for them?

As I say though, ta for all replies.
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I probably would have bought a pukka set of longer Honda leads if they made them, but they don't.

These days it's an 8500 engine RRP, and it only comes with 2m power cables!
And if they're anything like Suzuki, they won't even be tinned. How can a manufacturer boast about making a quality marine item and then supply it with standard copper cable.
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I get all my marine cable from http://shop.genuinedealz.com/
Never had any problems with them re shipping etc, it's all the highest quality stuff. There's also tables on the site for calculating wire sizes etc and prices are pretty good too

edit: Just noticed Cookee's a fan of the facebook page so there's another recommend!
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Old 05 May 2010, 04:29   #15
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I get all my marine cable from http://shop.genuinedealz.com/
Yep, I bpught all my stuff from them too. However, I think the exchange rate was a little better at the time than it is now!
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thanks for all the replies folks. The cable I priced earlier definitely wasn't tinned, so maybe need to think about that.
Seal up any place you've exposed the conductors (using adhesive lined shrink tubing, liquid electrical tape, hot glue gun or whatever), inspect the seal fairly often to prevent seawater ingress, and plan on replacing them after a few years.

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Seal up any place you've exposed the conductors (using adhesive lined shrink tubing, liquid electrical tape, hot glue gun or whatever), inspect the seal fairly often to prevent seawater ingress, and plan on replacing them after a few years.

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What jky said

Welding cable works a treat with the above precaution, I use adhesive lined heat shrink, and can be picked up really cheap.

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