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Old 05-22-2014, 12:46 PM   #26
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Vessel Model: 1979 42' Californian
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been a bit and I finally have an answer on what has been going on.. at least for the power drop issue if anyone has been wondering

turns out that the marina power from the distribution box runs 275 feet from the last junction box. The current wire is a #8.... calculations say that to provide 33 amps of service over that distance one should be using a #2 wire... so therein lies the explanation of the power drop issue.

Marina got a quote for running a new line and I think the manager went into shock for a while... fortunately another slip without this issue is opening up and we will likely move there, allowing the marina to "kick the can down the road" so to speak for a while longer.... or until someone else wants to live at that spot.
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