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Old 19 January 2006, 03:45   #31
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Why don't all you PMers stop hiding and contribute constructively to the thread?
thanks JW for the message there and I quite agree.

it is a shame that some "traders" or people "in the trade" or "close to the trade" on here find it more fun to slag people off, give them a hard time, call names, give personal abuse, etc etc rather than be constructive and help other non trade people in a real and effective way. I am sure that other reasonable traders do not want to be tarnished with that label. It seems some of them will give out advice and if you dont follow their advise then you are wrong, a nob, etc, etc.
Perhaps if people like Dirk and Rogue Wave actually were more constructive instead of abusive then newbies and other folks might have a bit more respect for the site and these particular traders or individuals.

I would be happy to buy some tinned wire at a reasonable price especially if I could get it at the prices Dirk indicated or similar. Perhaps i could buy if off one of you guys giving you some money in your pocket.

Perhaps i should have posted a thread asking where i can get tinned wire at a cheap price.

I have emailed aquafax asking them for pricing.
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Old 19 January 2006, 04:10   #32
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Just to throw another thought into the pot, it is good practice to always run your wires vertically up to the service or component that way gravity helps to keep water, that has condensed on the wires, out of the Vital bits Des
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Might be worth considering any connections you make, this is where most of the corosion will occur, and they usually just fall apart in a green mess.

Try also some of these;

http://www.farnell.com/datasheets/46471.pdf

ordering info here;

http://uk.farnell.com/jsp/endecaSear...comSearch=true

They're not cheap but neither is doing the job again & again & again, did all the rear electrics on my old landrover, it improved the voltage no end. Liquid tape over that and you'll be constructing an electrical Fort Knox!

Having had to do a number of partial vehicle re-wires I'd spend the money now rather than later.
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Old 19 January 2006, 05:47   #34
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can anyone recommend a particular brand of liquid tape they have used that works well in a marine environment? and perhaps a place to buy it?
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Old 19 January 2006, 06:19   #35
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There are places that sell heat shrink... on its own or combined with terminals that are "glue filled" These are spectacularly good at sealing AND strengthening joints. RS components and Vehicle Wiring Spares... from the top of my head.... I'll check and post links...

http://www.vehicle-wiring-products.c...page/home.html
http://rswww.com/cgi-bin/bv/rswww/home.do?cacheID=ukie
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Cost / Benefit ?

It all depends on how valuable you think three weekends will be to you in two years time when you have to replace some of your cables.

Or how important it is for your plotter / nav lights / spot lights to keep working on the way back from the Cowes fireworks.

Tinned cable is more expensive but I personally consider it to be worth it - I only want to do a job once!

I have to confess that when I re-wired my Searider I didn't use tinned cable. I didn't have too many problems but was having to re-make cable ends when re-fitting nav lights (they were always getting knocked off in Cowes).
I did use water proof plugs and sockets for all connestions at the rear though (about 16 per connection). The wiring was 4 years old when I sold the boat.

Have mostly re-wired the Scorpion. The wiring in my, early, boat left a lot to be desired. The cables that I have replaced have been replaced with tinned. These were bought from Aladdins Cave Chandlery at Deacons Boatyard in Bursledon - and are sold by the metre - so although expensive per metre you only need to buy what you need so it need not be expensive.
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I would be happy to buy some tinned wire at a reasonable price especially if I could get it at the prices Dirk indicated or similar. Perhaps i could buy if off one of you guys giving you some money in your pocket.


I have emailed aquafax asking them for pricing.
Whenever I am skint Dirk pays me to polish his Ferrari!

I believe I have mentioned Aquafax a few times on this forum, and if memory serves to you or cetainly on a thread involving you
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well if i could buy tinned cable for 5 quid for 30m i could afford a farrari!!


as mentioned below i have already emailed aquafax and will see what they come back with.

if times get hard you can come round and polish my lada and i'll pay you as well.
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Whenever I am skint Dirk pays me to polish his Ferrari!

I believe I have mentioned Aquafax a few times on this forum, and if memory serves to you or cetainly on a thread involving you
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can anyone recommend a particular brand of liquid tape they have used that works well in a marine environment? and perhaps a place to buy it?
Star brite Liquid Electrical Tape.
I got mine at Marine Superstore, Puerto Solenta. Around 6.99 a tin. Stock No. 07844
Down the end of the 'lectrical bits in a yellowish tin wiv red ritin'.
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