Two separate but very related electrical
questions I would love some experienced wisdom on.
1. I have a steel boat
that is quickly rusting from the outside despite being: blasted, epoxy
barrier coated, and properly painted. I suspect there may be some stray current
at the marina. Is there a way to test for this?
2. At a different marina a while back I saw a shore power
cord drooped in the water
. Thought I'd be kind and pull out the slack. As I started lifting I noticed it was two cords connected, and the connector was underwater. It was live and bubbles were pouring out of the connection. I am wondering why the breaker didn't trip. This must have been leaking a significant amount of current
into the water
? Fortunately no one was zapped, but I imagine that could cause a lot of corrosion
Now I doubt I'll find anything that obvious around my boat
. Assuming current is found, any suggestions on how to locate/remove it? Also I assume it wouldn't take much to attack the steel
, or if it's not obvious should I not worry about it? Thanks.