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Old 11-01-2013, 11:15 PM   #1
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Looking for a good shore power cord protective sleeve

Hi all,
I'm looking for a good shore power cord "cover".
The one I bought at west marine only lasted about a year.
The sun deteriorated it to the point that it just fell apart.
My power cord is old and dirty and I don't want to take the time to clean it off (I've tried).
I saw a heavy duty yellow one once. Looked like it was made out of a fire hose type of material.
Any thoughts?
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Old 11-01-2013, 11:46 PM   #2
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Perhaps it is time to buy a new cord.
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Old 11-02-2013, 07:15 AM   #3
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Your cord may be fine , just chop off a foot on either end and see if the wires are black with corrosion or nice clean copper.

HUBBEL seems to make the best ends and the exterior boot is replaceable.

The best is not the cheapest , but is universal for cruising most power poles.
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Old 11-02-2013, 09:07 AM   #4
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I suggest they should start making these cords in black to start with.
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Old 11-02-2013, 09:35 AM   #5
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I suggest they should start making these cords in black to start with.
If they were black how could they charge such inflated prices

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Old 11-02-2013, 09:58 AM   #6
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Marinco ZIP-01 Zipsleeve Electrical Shore Power Cord Cover (50-Amp Or 30-Amp Cordsets, Black)
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Old 11-02-2013, 10:44 AM   #7
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Yeah, that's the one that only lasts 2-3 years if left stationary at your home dock, less if moved often.

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Old 11-02-2013, 10:47 AM   #8
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How about making one out of Sunbrella and some Velcro?
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How about splitting the proper length garden hose along its length & running your dock cord in that? You get to pick white, black or red & the price and time to set this up in minimal. Keeps the UV and dirt off your cord, too!
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Marinco is not Hubbel.

Every few years VS almost forever , you choose.
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Old 11-02-2013, 04:29 PM   #11
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Marinco is not Hubbel.

Every few years VS almost forever , you choose.

Are you saying Hubbel makes a cable COVER?

What's VS?

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Are you saying Hubbel makes a cable COVER?

What's VS?

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I just went to commercial electrical shop and purchased a black wire and place marine ends on it.
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Perhaps it is time to buy a new cord.
And the cord from Marinco may cost no more than a cover for same!
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Ah. That.

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I just went to commercial electrical shop and purchased a black wire and place marine ends on it.

And the black wire was rated waterproof ,,not just SO grade extension cord?

When a power cord is immersed for long periods of time (accidently no doubt) is when you get your moneys worth in underwater metal parts not turning Pink.
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Not a bad point I don't travel with that shore power cord it is fixed to the dock and the boat is in fresh water.
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>that shore power cord it is fixed to the dock and the boat is in fresh water.<

Loose electric kills with the same ease in fresh water , just has a slightly lower range.

IF never carrying it aboard ,an old fire hose as cover sounds about right.
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Here is a good option for a 30A Marine Cord. With the PVC braiding I think you are trying to explain. 30A Marine PVC Wrapped Cord
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>that shore power cord it is fixed to the dock and the boat is in fresh water.<

Loose electric kills with the same ease in fresh water , just has a slightly lower range.((endsnip)

Actually, stray AC current is MUCH MORE dangerous to people in fresh water than it is in salt water.
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