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Old 11-05-2019, 03:59 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by sunchaser View Post
What specific part of Canadian law is most likely not in compliance as you tour the boat shows looking for gotchas? Let's pick on a new KK 44 or Ranger Tug 31 for example.
Don't know about those two in particular but the vast majority of non-compliant issues relate to electrical .... battery installations with lack of requred ventilation, lack of fuse protection in the positive cables, use of wing nuts, battery chargers mounted over batteries, improperly wired inverters including grounds. failure to bond AC ground and DC negative. Fuel lines routed over battery chargers, AC outlets without GFCI protection, AC outlets without approved boxes. Failure to separate AC and DC on the back of shared panels or same sharing same enclosure. Gasoline powered boats rarely have have properly ventilated engine compartments. Gasoline engine compartments with non-ignition proof electrical equipment. The list could go on and on. and I am just talking about new boats.

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