Thanks for the link, I'll check that out. I apologize for the brevity in my previous reply, I can be more long winded now.
It's my understanding that the green wire provides an easy (easier than through me) path to ground for stray current
that has managed to find its way out of the circuit. Most of the sources I've read say that the engine
lug (through the engine
, and prop shaft to the water) is usually the "common ground" used. If the green wire is doing its job of shunting stray electrons into the water
(and away from me), then the current
can shock swimmers and fishes, and cause premature deterioration of metals on, outside, or near my boat.
That deterioration, electrolysis
, general rotting of metal parts
seems to be a product of the green wire doing its job.
Is this a correct assumption, or do I have it wrong?