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Old 05-22-2006, 12:08 PM
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I need a wholesale resource for USCG rated wiring and terminals. I'm thinking a supply house for repeat orders, not an individual outlet as this isn't a retail type transaction.

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http://www.ancorproducts.com/
There is a list of distributors.
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looks like some nice stuff, how did you find them? Have you ever used the stuff?
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http://www.boatus.com/boattech/casey/05.htm
Here is some comprehensive reading on the subject.
I have used some Ancor products but never have owned any one boat long enough to check the longevity of the components. At least the future owners are getting a quality repair/installation.
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www.delcity.net
Good stuff and good prices.
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http://www.ancorproducts.com/
There is a list of distributors.
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Ancor is premium stuff. All conductors are fine stranded to resist vibration fatigue failure. Also, all wire is "tinned" which means each wire strand is solder coated before the cable is made. This retards corrosion that otherwise eats up non tinned wire.

House wire is not Coast Guard approved.
Also, all wire has to be stranded, not solid.

I tend to object to the bar against non stranded wire. Properly constrained wire does not vibrate or shake loose. The advantage of non stranded wire is that water does not wick up the conductor bundle and cause hidden corrosion.
I don't think the rules will be changed based on my objections.
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