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Old 09-20-2005, 12:41 PM
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I have looked at several boats lately, new and used. Sailfish, SeaHunt, Kencraft, Mako, Seacraft etc. None of the connections under the console were shrink wrapped. Most of them also had tab connectors as opposed to ring connectors. This workmanship looked poor to me. How common is this?

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Old 09-20-2005, 12:46 PM
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Most of the factory connections on my Triton are wrapped and all of the connections for the after market electronics I added.
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Old 09-20-2005, 12:58 PM
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Parker shrink wraps the connections. Mine appear to be all ring connectors.
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Old 09-20-2005, 01:38 PM
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I know my previous Contender (1999) and my present Boston Whaler (1994) both had shrink wrapped electrical connections throughout.
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Old 09-20-2005, 02:02 PM
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There is a difference between crimp terminals with a shrink tubing cover and crimp terminals that are crimped and then heated to melt the adhesive in them.

Most NEMA registered mfg's more than likely use crimped terminals with adhesive.

FWIW.....12volt connections in power distribution should be ring terminals and not fork terminals.

Of course...these cost more.

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I may have been mistaken about the Kencraft. I have looked at quite a few boats lately. Also add Scout to the list, at least the one I looked at.

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Old 09-20-2005, 02:30 PM
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scout doesnt use adhesive crimps?
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Sea_Dad - 9/20/2005 3:30 PM

scout doesnt use adhesive crimps?
They may now but the used one, 2000 model, I looked at did not have adhesive lined connectors or shrink wrap.

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Old 09-20-2005, 03:00 PM
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Ditto on Richard B. Factory connections on my Triton are wrapped also.
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Old 09-20-2005, 03:16 PM
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My Sea Pro has shrink wrapped spade connectors... I know, just finished replacing the bilge pump switch about 15 minutes ago Not a ring connector anywhere that I saw. I will give them this; the connectors they use in the bilge for the wash down, live well, bilge pump are all high quality connectors that look waterproof to me.
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Old 09-20-2005, 03:23 PM
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My Pro-Line has heat shrink electrical connectors.
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Old 09-20-2005, 03:29 PM
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wellcraft uses ring connector and shrink wraps all dash connections - also, Deutsch submersible rated plugs are used for all deck and engine room components. ...erforms underwater up to three feet while still maintaining the integrity of the seal. . Deutsch terminations provide an airtight crimp that increases the resistance to corrosion.
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Old 09-20-2005, 03:47 PM
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My 85 Mako has them. Both ring and adhesive lined






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I sometimes wondered if my old Prokat even had connectors.
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The last 3 GWs have all had rings and adhesive lined connections. They also include separate terminal blocks for the negative connections. Much neater underneath the dash.
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Old 09-21-2005, 06:06 PM
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on the 2005 scout 235 sportfish all electrical connections are heat-shrunk and all wires are tinned to reduce corrosion.
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