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Old 07-27-2012, 01:48 PM   #6
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City: Walnut Grove Ca
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Cary'D Away
Vessel Model: Hatteras 48 LRC
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 887
Very Sobering, every boater should see this.

Thanks my marina is full of old boats and house boats. I going to do a little checking other boats around my boat to make sure it's safe to be in the water. last year I rewired a Albin trawler that had been wired to the shore power with reverse polarity. It stared out with a simple job of installing a few ground fault interrupter outlets and just grew and grew as one thing after another reared it's ugly head. What I didn't think about was how little amperage it takes to kill. This boat had it been in fresh water would have been deadly. My current dock neighbor built his own 50' house boat and had a house electrician wire it. I'm going to check him out. Our delta water isn't pristine but it's fresh. Kids swim around the docks all the time. In spite of written warnings so have I. I don't think I'll be doing that anymore.
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