Wire Nuts

Wire nuts are commonly seen on do-it-yourself projects. A marine technician would normally choose to use a butt connector, or an even better choice, a heat-shrink connection.

The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) electrical standard simply states:

E-11.14.5.6  Twist on conductors, i.e., wire nuts, shall not be used.

Minimizing risk on the water is the goal and in this situation, it’s an easy fix.


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