Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: A/C Safety on boats

  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Anchorage
    Posts
    3,246

    Default A/C Safety on boats

    I just found this 90min ABYC 'webinar' video:Hot Docks, Hot Boats and Electric Shock Drowning

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7-s_...e_gdata_player

    Unless you know what your doing leave the testing to someone who knows what there doing around boats.

  2. #2
    Member DMan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Wasilla, AK
    Posts
    1,412

    Default

    Good video. Thanks for posting. I would suspect there are many boats (especially older ones) with these ground fault issues and this brings home how serious it can be.
    ... aboard the 'Memory Maker' Making Memories one Wave at a Time!

  3. #3
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Anchorage
    Posts
    3,246

    Default

    You would think that would be true. What about boats that are not built to ABYC standards or wired by a person who knows nothing about a/c wiring, so called Marine battery charger, docks with a/c power problems, not using a marine grade power cable from the dock to the boat, generators that have a reverse polarity problem just to main a few. What really scarey is the boat next to you may have a problem causing your boat to be hot and you will never know. A few years ago I walk down a Seward dock and saw so many problems including power cables laying in the water. When I talked to the harbor master, he did not care.

  4. #4
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Anchorage
    Posts
    3,246

    Default

    Bump to top

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •