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Old 23-04-2010, 11:19   #1
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Ancor vs Almo Wire

I am planning and pricing my electrical installation. The price difference between Ancor and Almo tinned wire type 3 is about 40%. Does anybody have experience with the quality of either of these manufactures. Is one considered to be inferior to the other, if so why?

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Old 23-04-2010, 12:02   #2
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I have used the ancor wire and was happy with it. Some good deals on marine wire can be found on ebay I bought from a place in georiga, can't remember there name quick shipping and great price
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Check out GENUINEDEALZ on Ebay. They have all the wire at the best prices I have seen. I have several miles of their wire on my boat and it seems to be good. In fact it may be Ancor but I'm not sure...m
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I am planning and pricing my electrical installation. The price difference between Ancor and Almo tinned wire type 3 is about 40%. Does anybody have experience with the quality of either of these manufactures. Is one considered to be inferior to the other, if so why?

Jack
You should be able to do better than that. Find yourself a Berkshire Wire distributor and buy from them. Berkshire wire is in Western, MA and can direct you to a distributor in your area.

Just for grins:

10/2 = My Price $0.88 ft. (Berkshire)
10/2 = West Marine $3.29 ft. (Ancor)

10/2 is a 276% increase over my cost..

12/2 = My Price $0.60 ft. (Berkshire)
12/2 = West Marine $2.20 ft. (Ancor)

12/2 is a 267% increase over my cost..


14/2 = My Price $0..43 ft. (Berkshire)
14/2 = West Marine $1.65 ft. (Ancor)

14/2 is a 284% increase over my cost..

2/0 = My Price $4.94 ft.
2/0 = West Marine $14.99

2/0 is a 203% increase over my cost..






P.S. Berkshire makes some of Ancor's wire.....

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See here: Genuinedealz You will save SERIOUS money. They have been flawless so far during the complete rewiring of our 42' motorsailer. I'm really happy with them, and they sell Berkshire and Pacer I believe...
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Thanks for the info guys. Mainsail my prices with the discounts I get from my supplier are about the same as you listed from Berkshire. They are based on Almo's product as long as I purchase in 100' rolls. Ancor is more. I would never be able to finish this boat if I relied on West Marine for goods, even with Port supply pricing way over the top. Thanks for the info.

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Re: Ancor vs Almo Wire

Almo is a military vendor, their marine wire is to CG specs, it's tinned and the stranding is appropriate. Good enough for me. There's nothing special about Ancor except the high price. And that West Marine carries it, so the name is out there. There are plenty of others - look for USCG certification and that it meets ABYC recommendations (not just the requirements - I believe that tinning is recommended, not required).
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Re: Ancor vs Almo Wire

I use lots of anchor, almo and vertex. no diff. except the prices. anchor only used when the others aren't in stock.
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