I have considered switching to the newer Smart Plug
design as it is a much better design that what is currently used and has been around since 1938. However, I am considering just doing away with the whole connection issue and just wiring
a 50' shore cord directly to my vessels current
wires at the shore plug
in a junction box located inside the engine
. The cord would reside just inside the hatch
and exit thru a slot in the combing of the hatch with a weather
proof collar so he line could just be placed entirely inside while not being used. Smart Plug with connection at boat would be over $200 Versus $10 or so to located inside. Any thoughts?