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Old 10-18-2017, 10:53 PM   #41
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So, the OP is a fool in your estimation. Why do some folks (you) insist on denigrating others for what they want to do? If you have nothing to offer the OP, why not just keep your mouth shut? I'm so tired of seeing these sorts of worthless responses to sincere inquiries.
Well aren't you the PC looking for an argument.
If you had bothered to read the entire thread you would have noticed that I answered the OPs question. Secondly where do you see that I called the OP a fool? I simply said that cleaning a shorepower cord is a task that never ends. Ergo a fools game. And I said that in response to another,not the OP.
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Old 10-18-2017, 11:05 PM   #42
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Doesn`t, by expansion, "a fools game" mean "a game of a fool"? I know the apostrophe was omitted, but that`s not uncommon in expression these days.
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Old 10-18-2017, 11:51 PM   #43
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Doesn`t, by expansion, "a fools game" mean "a game of a fool"? I know the apostrophe was omitted, but that`s not uncommon in expression these days.
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Old 10-19-2017, 02:25 AM   #44
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Well aren't you the PC looking for an argument.
If you had bothered to read the entire thread you would have noticed that I answered the OPs question. Secondly where do you see that I called the OP a fool? I simply said that cleaning a shorepower cord is a task that never ends. Ergo a fools game. And I said that in response to another,not the OP.
PC argument. Hardly. Doesn't matter what you said elsewhere. And in your response to me you misrepresented your original statement which said "is IS (emphasis added) a fool's errand". Either way, it was denigrating. And I stand by my statement that such responses are clearly unhelpful. It does not matter that somewhere else in a long thread you provided some help. In the end your statement was insulting IMHO.
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Old 10-19-2017, 07:19 AM   #45
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I've had shore power cables last more than 10 years.
With this boat, I had one 30 amp cable coiled, sitting on the dock box. Over night, it was too much temptation for some kids. The threw it into the salt water. I did not chance it. I bought a new cable.
Now you know why I put a cable around my dock boxes, on the seawall.
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Old 10-19-2017, 08:12 AM   #46
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"Cords with sealed ends don't have the problem of water getting inside the end."

Except the cords left unused on the dock , when it rains , and of course those dropped in the water . OOOPS

The metal parts are seldom water tight to the plug.
Seldom? Either they are or they are not. I say they are.

We don't leave power cords unused on the dock do we? And we try very hard not to drop them in the water.
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Once you get one a bit hot, the plastic isulation tends to pull away from the metal.

Years of working them may do it to.

Much better plastic than 2O years ago but I do see FFs point.
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I will admit, I have a spare set of shore power cables on board.
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Once you get one a bit hot, the plastic isulation tends to pull away from the metal..
Looks like this could apply to people too.
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I will admit, I have a spare set of shore power cables on board.
I have a short one and a long one. Connected together, they make a very long one. I had to do that once.
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Making your bed in the morning, keeping the head clean, getting the galley cleaned up. For that matter maintaining your boat properly, it's all a fool's game innit.

I agree, contribute constructively, not "I just don't bother"
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