Originally Posted by BandB
What are you going to do at other marinas when you cruise?
Big issue in AK the last few years as federal funding for new docks required new (interestingly not safer according to some contractors I talked to) electrical codes for grounding. This new dock electrical design has required hundreds of commercial vessels and most cruisers to modify and in some cases go through upgrades via isolation transformers as older GIs don't always seem to do the job.
Have you priced out an isolation transformer lately and located a space for one? Then to be sure this BC or WA installed unit works and is indeed compliant with AK docks/code? Crap shoot with some non local cruisers having to get a local AK electrician to redo grounding.
Or as I found my vessel was new dock compliant in Juneau but not Ketchikan. Ditto some new builds with isolation transformers. Ahh, the joys of spending boat bucks.