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Old 06-20-2018, 09:55 PM   #41
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Thanks guys... I donít mean to imply that you shouldnít buy old KKs. In fact, iíld do it again. She exudes quality craftsmanship. I guess the real moral of the story is when a boat is uncared for for 30 years there will be consequences. This was an illustration of what happens to electrical wiring and breakers in a humid tropical salt water environment over time. I guess the second take away is this: how many times have you stood in Home Depot looking at wiring (after checking prices at Worst Marine) and said to yourself: wow this wire is much cheaper here! Iím sure the boys in Taiwan didnít give it a second thought.

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Was the photo of the burnt wires taken behind the washer/dryer?
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Old 06-21-2018, 05:40 AM   #42
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rmu.mmi, what did you replace the welding wire with? I have the Krogen Silouette 42 and I am afraid I need to rewire. Just replace all three batteries and charger last week and found multiple issues at the starters. I have an electrician but trying to find out what wire I need to start price checking. As little as the electrician does the better LOL. Any help would be great. Not looking forward to doing this but Im afraid it has to be done. Im thinking of starting to source materials over the next few months and do it in "winter" in Charleston SC.
All the heavy cable on our Defever was welding wire. Iím told there was nothing inherently wrong with it as a conductor; itís just not tinned and the casing may fail if exposed to diesel . I replaced all of it with proper tinned 4/0 Marine cable.
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More pictures! Pretty please.
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Thanks guys... I donít mean to imply that you shouldnít buy old KKs. In fact, iíld do it again. She exudes quality craftsmanship. I guess the real moral of the story is when a boat is uncared for for 30 years there will be consequences. This was an illustration of what happens to electrical wiring and breakers in a humid tropical salt water environment over time. I guess the second take away is this: how many times have you stood in Home Depot looking at wiring (after checking prices at Worst Marine) and said to yourself: wow this wire is much cheaper here! Iím sure the boys in Taiwan didnít give it a second thought.

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Surprisingly, WM does not sell tinned wire
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Old 04-04-2019, 09:26 AM   #45
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Surprisingly, WM does not sell tinned wire

I don't know what your referring to? almost ALL the wire at WM is tinned??


if the wire is silver its tinned



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Old 04-04-2019, 09:37 AM   #46
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As far as I know, tinned wire is not a legal requirement anywhere in NA. Strongly suggested perhaps but not necessary. Proper terminations and weatherproofing are much more important than tinning IMO.

That being said, try to explain that to an over zealous surveyor who's OK determines your insurance coverage...Just sayin'
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Last time I looked WM sold Ancor wire which is all tinned.
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I believe the boat was sold
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I don't know what your referring to? almost ALL the wire at WM is tinned??


if the wire is silver its tinned

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I have not seen the obvious tin at WM
I do know, marine type wire is required to multi strand.
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I have not seen the obvious tin at WM
I do know, marine type wire is required to multi strand.



Tinned wire is silver.. un-tinned is copper .. easy to tell the difference.


I have never seen un-tinned wire sold at WM.. unless they carry it at WM Nevada or someplace without salt water


Finer multi strand for flex, tinned for corrosion.

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