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Old 04-06-2016, 09:29 AM   #6
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City: Pensacola, FL
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Sea Triscuit
Vessel Model: Transtar 50'
Join Date: Dec 2015
Posts: 202
Originally Posted by Phil Fill View Post
Your boat might already have them as they been recommended back in the 1970. The eagle is 1978 and has them. 600 amp for the start and 60 for the house and 30 for the inverter about a foot from the battery. Had an insurance audit and the first thing check where the battery fuses. We did not have one on the inverter. Another was AC breaker between the shore power boat plug and the main planel selector switch which the Eagle did not have, and most older boats do not. Not having is the cause of many boat fires. He found 19 problem items which we had 60 days to correct bring up to code.
Thanks, Phil. Purchase survey indicated no overcurrent protection but she does have an AC breaker between shore power and the main panel. It's an odd combination of recent upgrades and old holdovers! I'll take a more serious look at the wiring when we get her back to our dock in Pensacola from Melbourne. It seems as if some simplification may be in order, particularly in terms of isolating batter banks. The big Cat has two 8D starting batteries, the gen has two big starting batteries, and then there are two house banks...all charged by one charger.... Love your boat, btw!
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