Originally Posted by rslifkin
Not when it needs to pass an entire 50 amp service leg through it. That requires 8ga minimum. I went to 6 for voltage drop and because part of the run is through the engine room, so adding the engine space de-rate put me very close to the limit for 8ga.
10ga would be fine for a 30a leg in most cases, however. Generally 30 amp shore cords use 10ga, 50 amp ones use 6ga (hence the extra cost and weight).
Clearly I did not understand your original post. Please disregard all my comments.