GFI outlet shorted out....

Discussion in 'Electrical Stuff' started by CliffA, Feb 19, 2018.

  1. CliffA

    CliffA Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Dec 29, 2009
    Lake Norman, NC
    2001 Sea Ray 340DA
    Name: 'Happy Place'
    4.5kW West. Generator
    Purchased Nov. 2014
    Fresh Water Use
    Twin Merc. 6.2L (MPI)
    Raw Water Cooled
    V-Drive Transmissions
    as I understand it is because the constant flexing of the hull and vibrations while running can tend to loosen connections if solid wire is used....stranded wire is more flexible....

  2. KevinC

    KevinC Well-Known Member

    Feb 25, 2011
    Long Island, NY
    2004 340 Sundancer
    1988 Proline Center Console - 90hp Mariner/Mercury
    1969 Boston Whaler
    Twin 8.1 V-drives
    All technical reasons aside; ABYC standards dictate this. So if a manufacturer wants the certification they need to follow this. Also surveyors would follow ABYC standards for the inspection and would site a solid wire as a major deficiency needing correction because of this.

  3. Steve S

    Steve S Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 5, 2007
    Northern IL.
    2000 400 Sedan Bridge with twin CAT 3116's

    2000 340 Sundancer - SOLD!
    210 Monaco 1987 - SOLD!
    Twin Caterpillar 3116's 350 HP straight drives
    Thanks. I learn something new every day on CSR!

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