Still refitting our boat
for a trip to the San Juan Islands
in July... (Working round the clock!!! Literally... Started at 5AM today and just stepped in to write this at 7PM!!!
I re-did our DC system, installing 200watt solar
system and bought a new Pro Mariner 110v charger
which brought me to looking into our existing AC system (not much, in fact not enough! No on board circuit breaker, no GFCI plugs...! OMG!!!
And after that, I don't feel safe trusting that the previous owner wired up his boat plug
correctly, so I'm going to open it up and wee what he did.
So I wanted a way to hook up our shore power
cord to a 110v plug
next to the boat (26', sits on a trailer), so I could test out our AC system. I bought the parts
to make a short (1') adapter that would accept the shore power
cord. The original owner made up his own cord (GREAT cord... inferior plugs...
The big box plug won't fit our boat plug (Just learned that there's a difference between an L6-30R and an L5-30R (I got the wrong one! LOL! I have to laugh, or I'll just cry... I've been working on this boat since October of last year with every minute I could find.)
So... I decided to replace the shore power cords with new marine
Of course (with all that I do... I researched... a LOT!!!!) I found a website (sorry, I forgot to save the link...my head
is spinning as I wasn't counting on working on this aspect of our boat...yet.) The writer shared that Hubble shore hook ups will not accept a "properly locking" Marinco shore power plug... It fits, but doesn't rotate and lock and sometimes slips out...
Then I looked into our boat and the boat plug is a Hubbell... (Since I'm not happy with what I've found, I'm going to take it apart to make sure the wires are in the right place (as also build a double pole cirucit breaker box with GFIC plug in our cockpit
locker to plug our battery charger
I found a shore power plug (to shore) at Defender ("Furrion") for only $19...
Other brands are:
Has anyone here every had problems fitting their shore power plug into a dock
receptacle because of brand incompatibility? Any advice?
I'm going to take a break now... Kind of... New teak companionway hatch
slides need another coat of WEST.... then I'll call it a day! LOL!