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Old 03-06-2016, 09:59 AM   #21
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I don't think Ancor markets anything BUT boat cable. Ancor is a marketer, not an OEM, by the way.
I have never seen anything labeled "boat capable" as there is no such designation.

BC5W2 and UL1426. When we see that on our insulation, we know we have the correct conductor. It is rated for 600 volts, at a 5 (highest) dry rating, is water resistant (W), and has the highest (2) wet rating, hence BC5W2.
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Old 03-06-2016, 11:29 AM   #22
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The one thing those standards don't convey apparently is flexibility. From reading on other sites, it appears that Type 3 has more and finer strands of copper than other Types, which generally leads to a more flexible cable (gotta be true because I read it on the Internet ). It would seem that sheathing thickness would also have something to do with suppleness.
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How did "Boat Capable" enter into this?

We're like a bunch of collies talking about cats and then, a squirrel........
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The one thing those standards don't convey apparently is flexibility. From reading on other sites, it appears that Type 3 has more and finer strands of copper than other Types, which generally leads to a more flexible cable (gotta be true because I read it on the Internet ). It would seem that sheathing thickness would also have something to do with suppleness.

I've noticed that pacer and anchor have thicker sheathing then comparable cobra. But I'm talking the outer sheathing as found in multi-conductor cable like duplex, triplex, etc.
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Old 03-07-2016, 03:12 AM   #26
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How did "Boat Capable" enter into this?

We're like a bunch of collies talking about cats and then, a squirrel........
I'm very aware there's no such term. In post 19, I was addressing "boat capable" because I thought I saw it used by someone in an earlier post. (Now, I don't see that earlier reference . . . did somebody correct their post or did I just imagine seeing it? . . . entirely possible since I was jet-lagged when I wrote it.) Anyway, much ado over very little, IMHO. Sorry if anyone got disoriented.
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So, what's the story between genuinedealz and bestboatwire? They're on the same street in Brunswick, GA, and it looks like they used the same web designer for their sites, but they have different phone numbers and pricing. Has anyone compared them?
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Looks like the genuinedealz has a ebay store, and bestboatwire doesnt. Dunno why.

I havent tested many prices between the two, but so far bestboatwire has the best price (including shipping). I have made several purchases from bestboatwire recently, so far so good.
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Forgot to add that my Ancor cable does have " boat cable" stamped on it.
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I've requested samples from Cobra, genuinedealz and bestboatwire. Feeling a lot better informed, thanks. I understand the BC in BC5W2 also stands for boat cable.
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