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Old 05-09-2008, 06:02   #1
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Location: Windsor Ontario
Boat: Beneteau 36
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The Power Cord is tamed...finally !!

Alright fellow fun seekers, here's one for all of you...

If you're like me (& I'll bet you can ALL agree on this one...) you
just hate having the chore of running the power cord from the stern,
along the deck & then over to the power post on the dock.

To's the next best thing to having to deal with about 50
wire coat hangers every time we pull our Beneteau 361 into port...&
it's something I've hated for years.

In the dark, in the matter...when we pull into a marina,
we all have to do this right ??'s a huge pain in the rear
to all of you too...right ???

That's something that's just got to be done when we dock...right ???

Well folks...not for this skipper...not from now on.

Here's what I did...

I bought a 50ft power cord & cut off the end that plugs into the
boat...I then drilled a small hole in the upper most (port-side)
stern bulkhead that divides the anchor locker from the cabin.

With a bit of work I wiggled & jiggled & pulled the power-cord all
the way to the stern where it finally met up with & was connected to
the (specially ordered) stainless steel (female) power "outlet" from Marinco
that I installed in the stern under the two factory installed
power "inlets".

Here it is pictured so you know what I'm speaking about
30 Amp 125 Volt Power Outlet Stainless Steel | Marinco

Anyway, because of all this...our "Y" plug can now just plug back
into the boat...& this eliminates the need to have me wrestle
with the damn thing every time we pull into a dock.

All I have to do now to get plugged in, is to connect the (much
smaller) 25ft power-cord to the end of the new "underdeck power-extention-cord"
that permanently lives in the anchor locker.

This is such an easy thing to do & makes getting plugged soooooo
much easier...I just had to tell you all about it.

Good luck to any of you that may also wish to rig your own "under-
deck power-cord"'s working like a charm for us.

Gawd only knows why such an easy thing to rig is not offerred by the
boat manufacturers...they really should know, sailors (usually) only
Med-moor in the Med !!!
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