Features April 2019 Issue

How To Connect Small Wires

Connectors designed for service on land don’t always hold up to the rigors of life at sea.

The popularity of micro-electronics and LEDs has greatly increased the number of small wires on board, and whether the added eyestrain is a fair trade-off for a lighter, more energy efficient boat depends upon your perspective. Fortunately, some welcome accessories are relieving the headaches associated with joining two wires of tiny diameters—at times as small as button thread.

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