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Old 17 July 2013, 07:14   #21
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Old 17 July 2013, 07:24   #22
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I'm not trying to argue with you, I've thought about what's been posted on this thread and I still can't understand this wing nut thing, if I was out on the water and somehow in the shit with batteries I would much rather have a wing nut that I could take off with a knife or anything I could jam between the wing and the thread than look for a specific spanner, you can't put a load of torque on the nut anyway because of what they are made of.
Your right though about arguing, it's too hot and I've only had 2 cuppa's
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Far to nice to be arguing over a wing nut, but I agree with Biffer, at least when your in the crap almost anything will do to nip a wing nut up, just stick a spring washer under the wing nut when it's first installed. batteries are a nightmare in dry situations, never mind on a salty damp environment on a rib. we spend a fortune on battery maintenance in work, SS fittings are just as likely to cause problems as the old fashioned lead nuts, just keep them clean with a touch of battery grease and check them as often as you top up with go juice
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Old 17 July 2013, 09:57   #23
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So why did the e-tec in question stop when the Battery terminals came off ?

I'd rather my engine stop than take 1000 of damage....oh and stop at the same time for any reason.

Its boring really hearing the 'etecs are amazing unlike most other current models' lines again and again....
its always the Minorities shout loudest!
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Old 17 July 2013, 09:59   #24
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Old 17 July 2013, 10:18   #25
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its always the Minorities shout loudest!
Aye, 'cos we're always being picked on & discriminated against:P. Anyway, out of 10 boats that went to Ireland last week, 4 were running Etecs, I'd hardly call 40% a minority. The other 60% were split between Honda, Yamaha, suzook & Twatsoo. My maths might be a bit rusty but I reckon that's a majority, so there:P
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Old 17 July 2013, 10:21   #26
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They are all the same to me..
Expensive, heavy, use to much petrol and even more expensive when they go wrong (which they all will at some point in time).

I equally dislike all of them when they break. Not to be unfair I like all of them while they all work as intended.
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Still a minority. E-Tec's vs. everyone else.

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Old 17 July 2013, 11:01   #28
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Pete..True True,they are crap when they go wrong!
I mean this is strange...Why is a 10 year old Yam worth the same as a 5 year old Evinrude? same modern build technology
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I use wing nuts and have for years. The type of nut is not what matters but how tight it is and whether a lock nut is used does have bearing though.

The cables themselves must be routed in such a way as to not have a rotation imparted on the screwed connection. Think of the cables as mini wrenches which can undo a nut with vibration.

Have a problem which would be corrected by removing a cable without the proper wrench aboard and find out what frustration is. The wing nut is easier to work with.
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Old 21 July 2013, 11:27   #30
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I don't see the difficulty in carrying a 13mm (or whatever size your terminal nuts are) spanner in the console. I've got one in each of my vehicles in case I get an electrical short, can whip a battery lead off in a few seconds instead of hopping around swearing as it all goes up in smoke. I've never needed it, but it's not a bad insurance policy to carry one.
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