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Old 27-03-2015, 06:20   #151
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Before the thread becomes a "which is better" thread for crimp vs solder......I think it is enough to say that it really is just a pet peeve.

Properly done either way is still accepted even by some respected brain trusts....but like most things in life, not everything on a recreational boat reaches perfection either...so the ongoing dispute.
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Old 27-03-2015, 06:23   #152
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Pet peeve - Boats setting on stands in the woods "being worked on" for years
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Old 27-03-2015, 06:25   #153
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Before the thread becomes a "which is better" thread for crimp vs solder......I think it is enough to say that it really is just a pet peeve.

Properly done either way is still accepted even by some respected brain trusts....but like most things in life, not everything on a recreational boat reaches perfection either...so the ongoing dispute.
I solder my crimp.........
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Old 27-03-2015, 06:50   #154
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For most boats, yes! For Hinckleys and Little Harbors, the price can never be too much.
You are right they are fine boats though I believe it is still possible to pay too much! Would love to see a picture of them if you have a spare minute to post it?
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Old 27-03-2015, 07:15   #155
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I've learned a lot about crimping today. I've been getting way frustrated having to go through several crimps to finally get a good one. And I'm using the good Ancor ratcheting double crimper. BUT I just found out that the solid plastic looking yellow crimps from Do-It Center are junk. The explanations of crimpers and crimp lugs I read on this site Marine Wire Termination Photo Gallery by Compass Marine How To at pbase.com kind of cleared things up for me. I want to thank you guys for the leads. Pun intended.

I've just ordered several hundred bucks worth of Ancor butt crimps etc. The good ones are not available here. Only the cheapos. Which I can verify are junk. I've even sometimes stripped the PVC off of them, used the barrel and a fishing leader crimper, and then slid shrink over them.

Hmm...wonder what crimps they use at the factory for Chinese Junks...
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Old 27-03-2015, 07:19   #156
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Haha, I will explore that too! Seems I need to brush up on crimping.
I think it's safe to say that both crimping and soldering, when poorly done and in the bilge, is a major peeve in any circumstance, as doing it right using either method is fairly easy, and working in the bilge to correct others' mistakes is fairly hard


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Haha, I will explore that too! Seems I need to brush up on crimping.
I think it's safe to say that both crimping and soldering, when poorly done and in the bilge, is a major peeve in any circumstance, as doing it right using either method is fairly easy, and working in the bilge to correct others' mistakes is fairly hard
And a related pet peeve of mine. Putting a lot of nylon tie wraps on a crappy wiring job does not make it a good wiring job.
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Lobster pots in the mooring field!
That reminds me of my biggest ever peeve. People who anchor clapped out boats in the middle of the mooring field - usually within 50 metres of my boat's mooring - for the cyclone season and then disappear for up to 6 months.
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Old 27-03-2015, 08:10   #159
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OK, here's another pet peeve: People who turn their music up as loud as it will go, thinking that everyone within a half mile wants to listen to it.
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my pet peeve of this week is poor radio work Like people hailing on the VHF who say "This is .... on Channel 16".

Well, how much duh can I load on that one? Work thru it. The ONLY people who will hear you are already on channel 16. They know what channel you're broadcasting on, the same one theiy're on. Doesn't really matter that it's 16. The people on 72, 14, etc. are not going to care, either.

I see this as just barely above "Breaker breaker". Or The people who say "roger" when you ask them a question. Another duh. "ROGER" doesn't mean "affirmative." It means "received". It's an acknowledgement of a sucessful bit of transmission. You want to use that lingo to agree, you could try "Wilco" for "Will comply". THEN you use over and out. And there can be an over and standing by, as well. On 16. typically.

Just don't tell me you're on 16. I know what channel I'm listening to.

So there.
Oh, thought of another pet peeve; People who make light of my peeves.
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I especially dislike the woeful radio procedure by the USCG radio operators in the bay area. Speak slowly, speak clearly and pause before clicking off the presel switch.

I suspect that the poor quality of civilian rt procedure would improve if the authorities led the way.

Over and out is not rt procedure. It's just Hollywood gibberish. You end each transmission with either over or out. Over if you expect a response. Out if you dont.

Mayday ... Help is also not helpfull. It takes constant practice to be a good radio operator. Practice in the shower.

BTW. running out of ice or dropping your hat overboard in no way constitutes a mayday.

PS. Love the USCG work. Their radio operators have endless patience with panic radio calls.

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OK, here's another pet peeve: People who turn their music up as loud as it will go, thinking that everyone within a half mile wants to listen to it.
but what if my music IS better and once everyone heard it they would be happier for it.
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I solder my crimp.........

I crimp my solder...


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After reading this stuff about Maine, I have NO desire to ever go back there again.
I wouldn't let our resident troll dissuade you from what is arguably some of the best cruising grounds in North America. Having grown up in a small coastal community in Maine, I can categorically say that 99% of the people there recognize that tourism (including cruisers), are the lifeblood of the economy. This includes the professional mariners that work the coastal waters.
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lets see .....who to believe??????
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but what if my music IS better and once everyone heard it they would be happier for it.
Unless it's George Jones or Tammy Wynette, it's not!
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