The wires coming out of my GPS and VHF
were something like #26 or #30. So first I soldered and heat shrunk #22 wire extenders, then heat shrink ring terminals.
I would be quite happy to pay $10 more for my gear
to have an extra $0.25 of copper in #22 wires. This is a safety
issue. If I have to push the DSC
in an emergency
one day, I really want the GPS info to make it to the coast guard.
The other reason I would be happy to pay that extra $10 is to save the ~hour it takes to carefully splice the 6 or so wires such that they have a chance of still being sound 5 or 10 years out.
This is serious false economy on the part of the Industry.
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