How to Install Heat Shrink Terminals

Your boat's wiring is bound to be exposed to moist, if not wet, conditions. Make sure everything keeps working, by installing heat shrink terminals.

29th December 2013.
By Gary Reich

There’s no “rule” that says you have to use heat shrink terminals on your boat, but we all know that they last longer and work better than the regular kind – especially in the perpetually moist environment of a bilge. Ready to ensure that your boat’s wiring keeps working? Then check out this video on how to install heat shrink terminals. Boats.com contributor Gary Reich will walk you through the process, explain what tools are necessary, and provide some helpful tips.

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Gary Reich walks you through installing heat shrink terminals on your boat wiring.


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Gary Reich is a Chesapeake Bay-based freelance writer and photojournalist with over 25 years of experience in the marine industry. He is the former editor of PropTalk Magazine and was the managing editor of the Waterway Guide. His writing and photography have been published in PassageMaker Magazine, Soundings, Fly Fishing in Salt Waters, Yachting Magazine, and Lakeland Boating, among others.
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