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Old 11-03-2014, 01:32 AM   #41
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1) Where is the shore power receptacle located on your boat?

2) Would you please post a pic of it's location?

3)If you could relocate the receptacle,where would you put it and why.

4)What advice would you give regarding shore power receptacle for a new build?

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Hello Ben,

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Good point:

plugs and sockets, together with polarity tester and galvanic blocker, are inside a locker with shore cable being fed through a weather proof(ish) tube with cap.


Bad point:

the tube outlet is on the starboard side but the boat is setup for portside to.


Just a detail in an overall great professional electrics job, but perhaps done without the previous owner thinking too much about actual use.

It's fine, and I won't be changing it, but each "pro" job ideally should be planned with the whole boat in mind.




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Old 11-03-2014, 06:26 AM   #42
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We don need no stinkin power cord.

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Old 11-03-2014, 09:07 AM   #43
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............Cooking will be portable propane cook stove..........
I was with you except for that. Propane can be pretty dangerous on a boat.

For your safety, I suggest following the ABYC propane system specifications. There's a lot to do but you'll sleep better at night. If you still want to use the portable stove, you should store and use it and all the spare cylinders outside the cabin.
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That orig Tolly electric panel remains in fine condition. Runs shore and gen set power. Takes care of all AC needs aboard boat (we're full-on electric). Decent sized House Batt Bank does the rest. Have another perf condition duplicate (same exact year and set-up) original Tollycraft panel sealed in storage container aboard boat.

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Does anyone have the Glendinning Cable Master?

Yep. This from post #16:


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We finally retrofitted a Cablemaster system for our transient shorepower cord; schlepping the 50A (125/250V) cable was getting to be more like work than fun. We still also carry a 50' spare, in case reach is an issue at a transient marina, and we leave another short cord installed at our home slip all the time... so disconnecting and reconnecting is very easy/fast.
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I was with you except for that. Propane can be pretty dangerous on a boat.

For your safety, I suggest following the ABYC propane system specifications. There's a lot to do but you'll sleep better at night. If you still want to use the portable stove, you should store and use it and all the spare cylinders outside the cabin.

Yes of course but I was thinking those small table top stoves with the small hand held size propane bottles.If I do decided on a propane system aboard,it will be done fully to ABYC standards.

We don't cook a lot at home,so I expect this habit will transfer over to boat outings.Something like this camp stove should do.
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I wanted to add,I will have a fuel locker in the rear cockpit that vents overboard per AYBC and that's where my propane bottle will live when not in use.
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Yes of course but I was thinking those small table top stoves with the small hand held size propane bottles.If I do decided on a propane system aboard,it will be done fully to ABYC standards.

We don't cook a lot at home,so I expect this habit will transfer over to boat outings.Something like this camp stove should do.
Yes but you need to keep it outside, both when in use and when in storage. Propane can leak and fill your boat with explosive fumes. A marine approved propane stove will turn off the propane if the flame goes out. That camping stove will not do that.
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Yes but you need to keep it outside, both when in use and when in storage. Propane can leak and fill your boat with explosive fumes. A marine approved propane stove will turn off the propane if the flame goes out. That camping stove will not do that.

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We have one inlet on the port side and one on the starboard. They are both accessible, one under the galley sink, the other directly into the power distribution cabinet. We just run the cable to the side we don't board on to keep the cable off the deck most used.
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Late to the party. We have two connections, aft and forward.
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So for those of you with two or more shore power inlets, do you have to switch a switch to select the one you are using? If not, what keeps the unused one from being "hot"?
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So for those of you with two or more shore power inlets, do you have to switch a switch to select the one you are using? If not, what keeps the unused one from being "hot"?

Yes.
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Propane is no more dangerous on a boat than anything else if it's set up and used correctly. The majority of Grand Banks boats are propane and this dates from the mid 1960s. Howver, as Ron states, if one decides to install a propane system on a boat that doesn't have one, there are guidelines and requirements that must be met.
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So for those of you with two or more shore power inlets, do you have to switch a switch to select the one you are using? If not, what keeps the unused one from being "hot"?
I've never seen one without a selector switch.
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We don't cook a lot at home,so I expect this habit will transfer over to boat outings.Something like this camp stove should do.

Just get a proper two burner marine gas stove top and be done with it.
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I've never seen one without a selector switch.
Just checking. I imagine there are a few owner installed systems without the switch.

My FIL bought a generator to power his house when the power lines went dead during storms. His hookup - A long extension cord with male plugs on each end. He would unplug the clothes dryer and insert the cord from the generator.

I told him that in the trades we called that a "suicide cord". He got mad and said as long as nobody touched the plugs with the generator running they would be fine.
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Just checking. I imagine there are a few owner installed systems without the switch.



My FIL bought a generator to power his house when the power lines went dead during storms. His hookup - A long extension cord with male plugs on each end. He would unplug the clothes dryer and insert the cord from the generator.



I told him that in the trades we called that a "suicide cord". He got mad and said as long as nobody touched the plugs with the generator running they would be fine.

Then when the power goes back on you got two power sources. That could get interesting fast.
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