Originally Posted by goboatingnow
I don't think I have ever seen hot and ground reversed, that usually trips the breakers immediately.
hot and neutral, reversed, yes that happens from time to time, it doesn't make the boat immediately dangerous however.
I agree a hot/gnd reversal would be rare, and a properly wired 110v panel would have a breaker that would trip on that. But a single
pole breaker (no ground fault) won't. From the factory, my catalina
would have not tripped with a hot/gnd reversal. Not knowing what the OP is dealing with breaker wise (and it may be within the boat - i.e. a miswired outlet) a hot/gnd reversal fits the symptoms.
The other possibility I mentioned is open neutral - which can be dangerous without a CGFI in the circuit (if current
is bled to gnd instead of N)