Installing Circut Breaker panel?


Old 12-02-07, 11:23 PM
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Installing Circut Breaker panel?

Hi. I've got 110v AC power coming on my sailboat from shore power, going to a single electrical outlet. It's basically a camper that's in the water. What I want to do is add 2 more outlets on a different circut, requireing that I add a circut breaker panel. Can someone please help me?
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Old 12-03-07, 05:23 AM
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Contract an electrician who is familiar with marine requirements. I am not sure if the requirements themselves are different, but I do know that care must be taken because of the wet environment. This is especially true if you are talking about salt water.
Old 12-03-07, 07:43 PM
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The Code requirements for shore power are very specific.
Improper electrical installations pose a hazard to you as a user as well as people in the water in the vicinity of the boat.
It seems that there have been a rash of electrocutions recently due to improper wiring.
Please contact a licensed electrician in your area that is familiar with dock wiring and have it inspected by your municipality.
The following link will give you some insight as to the dangers:

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