Originally Posted by Richard5
Kinda' out there as a question but how concerned are you of moisture infiltrating into the wire sheath where you cut it back at the terminals? I like to hang the wire down to the terminal block for that reason. Sounds anal I reckon but I really don't like corroded wire.
If you will notice it is all heat shrink connectors, they are all I use. And as I will be using both sides of the terminal blocks for connections, half of them have to be down unless you mount them vertically.
And all of these connections are inside the main helm
inside the wheelhouse , if it gets wet inside there, you have worse issues than a corroded wire.
Even in wet areas, with the wire I use and the connectors I use, I have never had an issue, and I got boats from the 80's I wired with their original wiring
intact and still good.
And that was before heat shrink.