Originally Posted by Stu Jackson
Just curious: why?
That's a good question...
If you are not living on the boat (on the dock) and your solar is of sufficient size to keep the batteries topped up, and you have an appropriate charge regulator
, there is no reason to be hooked to shore power.
Lots of marinas
automatically tack on 5 or 10 bucks each day for power hookup, assuming you are using shore power. If you don't need it you could save yourself some bucks.
Also, all sorts of safety
issues are tied to shore power connections... Bad wiring
, old connectors, stray currents, etc. that can cause fires and whatnot.