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Old 28-01-2013, 06:41   #16
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Re: Zapped Working on Yanmar 2GM20F

HI all! This does raise a good question though. Should you ground your boat on the Hard??? My thoughts are yes! and the reason is because you need an earth ground just like on a pole outside the house, it all gets tied to earth ground eventually. while a boats in water its using water for grounding. On the hard, just take a 3 foot re-bar rod and pound into the ground/dirt (2+ feet) next to your boat. attach thick copper wire to the rod and to the grounding lug on the boat. After this is done. Take "water" buckets or hose and poor water on the ground near the post in the ground to be moist. This should take care of any static charge buildup's.

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HI all! This does raise a good question though. Should you ground your boat on the Hard??? My thoughts are yes! and the reason is because you need an earth ground just like on a pole outside the house, it all gets tied to earth ground eventually. while a boats in water its using water for grounding. On the hard, just take a 3 foot re-bar rod and pound into the ground/dirt (2+ feet) next to your boat. attach thick copper wire to the rod and to the grounding lug on the boat. After this is done. Take "water" buckets or hose and poor water on the ground near the post in the ground to be moist. This should take care of any static charge buildup's.

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I've thought about doing the same thing considering I'm getting a current when no other power source is present. I wondered how well it would work. Home Depot, and I think Lowes, normally have 6' copper grounding rods that can be used. I'd be interesting in seeing if anyone else has actually grounded their boat.
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Old 28-01-2013, 08:47   #18
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I've thought about doing the same thing considering I'm getting a current when no other power source is present. I wondered how well it would work. Home Depot, and I think Lowes, normally have 6' copper grounding rods that can be used. I'd be interesting in seeing if anyone else has actually grounded their boat.

Hi 6' foot ROD! That's tooo! big and allot to be insert into the earth.

Well good question! I do know that if you are tired of getting ZAPPED when you touch you car in the winter.. ground strap your car and "WA_LA" no more ZAP'Y when you get in or out of your car. When a boat is in the water with a grounding plate installed there is your earth ground connection

Regards, Linda It's important to make sure your hole of the sand and/or gravel is well wet/moist around your "ROD" before you insert it into the ground. This should make your rod insertion "EASY" and give you a good connection to the earth. Water works for me! "The Moister = the better" !!
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Re: Zapped Working on Yanmar 2GM20F

I guess technically .... This is still a PG rated thread...

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Re: Zapped Working on Yanmar 2GM20F

You can get a static buildup in dry weather from the wind in the wires and on the mast. It can build back up pretty quickly, too. Sort of like the static discharge of a helicopter on a steel deck. (always let the basket ground on deck before putting your evacuee in, or even touching the basket!)
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I guess technically .... This is still a PG rated thread...

OK..OK! I guess it does sound strange...LOL It's PG-21.....LOL
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