Of course i need it to take green water whilst plugged in as i have a AC motor
we use for propulsion
and a 10km cord thats gets us from port to port. Jokes!
I'm not worried about not putting a cap etc back on, no more that forgetting a port open or hatch
or shutting off seacocks not in use or when leaving unattended. To me it becomes part of your ritual to ensure seaworthiness upon voyage.
I have seen the standard twist lock with a screw on cap that look waterproof. My concearn was more with the twist lock connection on these. I have looked for a comparable European pin connection but only find that they have a spring closure. Just as the smart plug only is held shut by spring tension. To me that's not secure enough for when the bow burries.
Whatever I put up there I may add some extra protection like another cover to either make more waterproof or to at least dampen water pressure.
Am I worrying over nothing regards the twist connection?
BTW we always berth bow in ( we like the views and privacy I the cockpit) not having the cord over the deck
and currently running into the cockpit
would be a blessing.
I know the location is not ideal for the inlet itself but it is the ideal location.
I have not fully ruled out other locations yet.