$1000...Wow, I didn't realize they were requiring FAA-approved parts
Offhand I agree with you about management, but it isn't always cheaper.
I knew a business where the water
main for the plant came in through the loading bay wall up near the ceiling, for some arcane reason. The plant manager and regular driver knew to back the trucks in on the other side. So one day a new driver backs in neatly in the middle and shears off the water
main. (Which among other things trips the sprinkler alarm
and brings the firemen, who are not amused.)
What does the plant manager do? Calls a plumber, has the pipe fixed. I asked him, aren't you going to at least have some angle iron bolted up to guard that, so it won't happen again? "Oh, no, we don't need to do that, the driver should know better."
Yeah, well....When the resources allow it, I have to say I prefer systems that protect themselves from "pilot error".
$1000 for what is still basically a power cord...wow, and here I thought vacuum cleaners were overpriced.
Sailorman, the only caveats I would see on adding a dedicated line for the AC, are to make sure there are reverse polarity (netural/ground swap, etc.) indicators on BOTH AC lines, on the panel. Because sometimes, neutral and ground get swapped and odd things happen. And of course, you need to make sure both feeds are totally isolated, in case you wind
up on two phases of the shore power
, which apparently can result in 240VAC faults when the gremlins get loose. You'd have to ask the pros, but that might mean no common ground between the systems as well. I've seen some odd threads about potential glitches like that, and while your marina may be all new and shiny and up to code...Was it Edison or Tesla, that said AC electricity would just sneak out of the socket and electrocute people in the night?