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Primary Wire, 8 Gauge, by the Foot

Sophisticated marine electronics and instruments only operate at peak potential when supplied with power at the right voltage, which necessitates high-quality wire. Ordinary automotive-type wire can suffer a loss of conductivity after a few months in the marine environment. Corrosion takes place, and corrodes the copper conductor, when the wire’s jacket and insulation are compromised by water intrusion. Marine-grade wire from Ancor is rated for oily and wet environments because its jacket is impervious to those conditions. Each strand has a tin coating for extra corrosion resistance (note the “silver” look when you strip it). 

 
 
Vibration is always present on a boat, and will quickly fatigue and crack coarsely stranded wire. Ancor wire is Type 3 stranded, meaning that is has 5-10 times more copper strands than Type 2 wire, making it more 
flexible and fatigue resistant. They are constructed with premium vinyl insulation that is rated at 600 volts, 221°F (105°C) dry and 167°F (75°C) wet. It is also Marine UL-listed, and meets the highest ABYC standards for AC and DC use. Finally, it is based on AWG (American Wire Gauge) wire sizes, which are 6-12% larger than SAE gauge wire. So you get more current-carrying ability than from similar SAE wire.
 
 
Product Models
Description WM Model # MFG Part # Availability Price Quantity  
Primary Wire by the Foot, 8-Gauge, Black 152876 111012
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$1.19

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Primary Wire by the Foot, 8-Gauge, Green 290866 111312
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Primary Wire by the Foot, 8-Gauge, Red 152868 111526A
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$1.19

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Primary Wire by the Foot, 8-Gauge, White 385518 111712
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Primary Wire by the Foot, 8-Gauge, Yellow 1920123 111910
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$1.19

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Sophisticated marine electronics and instruments only operate at peak potential when supplied with power at the right voltage, which necessitates high-quality wire. Ordinary automotive-type wire can suffer a loss of conductivity after a few months in the marine environment. Corrosion takes place, and corrodes the copper conductor, when the wire’s jacket and insulation are compromised by water intrusion. Marine-grade wire from Ancor is rated for oily and wet environments because its jacket is impervious to those conditions. Each strand has a tin coating for extra corrosion resistance (note the “silver” look when you strip it). 

 
 
Vibration is always present on a boat, and will quickly fatigue and crack coarsely stranded wire. Ancor wire is Type 3 stranded, meaning that is has 5-10 times more copper strands than Type 2 wire, making it more 
flexible and fatigue resistant. They are constructed with premium vinyl insulation that is rated at 600 volts, 221°F (105°C) dry and 167°F (75°C) wet. It is also Marine UL-listed, and meets the highest ABYC standards for AC and DC use. Finally, it is based on AWG (American Wire Gauge) wire sizes, which are 6-12% larger than SAE gauge wire. So you get more current-carrying ability than from similar SAE wire.
 
 

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AncorPrimary Wire, 8 Gauge, by the Foot
 
4.4

(based on 7 reviews)

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83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Reliable (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Boating / sailing (4)
  • Outdoors (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (5)

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5.0

Good quality wire.

By Fishman39

from Goodrich, Tx.

About Me Casual User

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Accurate
  • Easy to Use
  • Reliable
  • Waterproof

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Boating

    Comments about Primary Wire, 8 Gauge, by the Foot:

    Used it for my saltwater boat where quality counts!

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
     
    5.0

    Great product, would buy again

    By MattK

    from Charlotte, NC

    About Me Power User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Reliable

    Cons

    • Expensive

    Best Uses

    • Boating
    • Indoor
    • Outdoor

    Comments about Primary Wire, 8 Gauge, by the Foot:

    I used this for my subwoofer wiring because I could not find white OFC 8GA anywhere else. This is tinned OFC so even better! It's a little stiff compared to typical car audio wire as you would expect since it's primary wire and made with a thick durable jacket. It was plenty flexible for my usage and seemed like it would last in just about any scenario.

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    • Personal
     
    5.0

    Always look forward to goeing back to West Marine

    By Viggie

    from Galveston Tx

    About Me Power User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Accurate
    • Good Value
    • Waterproof

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Outdoor
      • Travel

      Comments about Primary Wire, 8 Gauge, by the Foot:

      Help at the Galveston Tx store is always top notch and reliable ...

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      • Personal
       
      5.0

      good wire

      By jax fl

      from jax,fl

      About Me Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Reliable

      Cons

      • Expensive

      Best Uses

      • Boating

      Comments about Primary Wire, 8 Gauge, by the Foot:

      It's wire, good wire, if you need it get it here.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
       
      5.0

      Great product and service

      By Darrell

      from Galveston Texas

      About Me Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Value

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Boating
        • Outdoor

        Comments about Primary Wire, 8 Gauge, by the Foot:

        Use product to wire up a trolling motor

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        • Personal

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Very Conductive!

        By Brdman707

        from Ventura, CA

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Primary Wire, 8 Gauge, by the Foot:

        I bought some red, 8 gauge wire for my boat last week. I must say that this wire really conducts electricity! The red jacket is a very pretty color, and it goes very well with the associated black wire. The wire is also very round in cross section. It also has lots of very thin strands that give it flexibility.

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        1.0

        Wire are not cut the length

        By Tbone

        from Goodrich Mi

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Primary Wire, 8 Gauge, by the Foot:

        Bought over $200. Dollars in wiring. It was under the impression the gentleman was cutting them to the right length . When I got home start working on the circuitboard come to find out everything was cut too short !

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