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Old 17 January 2006, 11:34   #11
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Id be inclined to use marine grade wire it does help to stop the rot having said that tis more expensive so it might be worth doing a cost benefit analysis Des
i did some cost benefit analysis on marine grade wire and decided to tinn the ends and crip and solder as well so the ends are sealed from our friend mr salty

a much cheaper option and does the job nicely
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Old 17 January 2006, 11:44   #12
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Tinning will only protect a short length of conductor inside the insulation.

Liquid Tape will seal the end of the insulation to stop moisture (with added salt) tracking down the inside and turning it all green and horrible. I only treated some of my wiring this way, and the bits that were not sealed have gone yukky in under a year.

Now go and rip out all that lovely wiring and do it properly.
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Now go and rip out all that lovely wiring and do it properly.
yeah!! and get rid of that rear view mirror whilst you're at it too.... unless you want to use it to put ya lippy on
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I would use the theory and then triple it. You'll likely then only need 55w bulbs.
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i did some cost benefit analysis on marine grade wire and decided to tinn the ends and crip and solder as well so the ends are sealed from our friend mr salty

a much cheaper option and does the job nicely
The sir you really don't know much!

The problem with an opiniated person giving everyone the benefit of his lack of experience is that some novices might take it!

I find it quite irksome that you dish out iffy advice whilst masquerading as a boat builder......what kind of service do you think that does the Forum.......Your'e not from Swansea are you?
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Mr Wave,

occupation is listed as boatbuilder in jest only as i seem to be spending my evenings out there fiddling around and taking pleasure in building MY rib, MY rib, repeat My rib, not anyone elses!!!! so to save confusing you i have changed my occupation ....just for you!

Do i have an opinion, i sure do, do i push it on other people, hopefully not, but more than happy to speak my mind.

On this thread I asked advice on the grade or rating of wire to use for spotlights over a 6-7m run considering the drop that may occur, hardly think i was pushing out advice do you?


SOOOOOOOO

thanks to all those below that gave some good info and advice and those that pm'd with some good info on voltage drop..

and

Rogue Wave, thanks for your valuable contribution, much appreciated, or as my Mrs just said.....what an asshole!!


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The sir you really don't know much!

The problem with an opiniated person giving everyone the benefit of his lack of experience is that some novices might take it!

I find it quite irksome that you dish out iffy advice whilst masquerading as a boat builder......what kind of service do you think that does the Forum.......Your'e not from Swansea are you?
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Old 17 January 2006, 17:12   #17
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this was sent via pm to me and is a very useful chart, just wanted to share it for others to reference
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Mr Wave,

occupation is listed as boatbuilder in jest only as i seem to be spending my evenings out there fiddling around and taking pleasure in building MY rib, MY rib, repeat My rib, not anyone elses!!!! so to save confusing you i have changed my occupation ....just for you!



Thank you. I guess I didn't miss you much eh
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to any newbies out there here is some information that may be of use

Pre-tinned wire is the best by far but it seems few boat builders and assemblers use it. Many ribs out there are built with standard wiring it would seem. Pre-tinned wire is quite/very expensive, however there are some steps you can take to extend the life of standard wiring, if you have standard wiring keep an eye on it and be prepared to change out cables if problems occur.

some boat builders only use a2 fasters, a4 are the best, but Titanium is better still!!, some dont even use stainless!

some boat builders dont use lock nuts and just use normal nuts so everything keeps coming apart which can be a real danger at sea at worse and a real pain in the arse at best.

take advice from more than one source and form your own opinion

a lot of things in life are a compromise or just personal choice
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to any newbies out there If it's worth doing it's worth doing right!
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