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Aw gawd, called to taskSo, tell me, is anal-retentive hyphenated?
I assure you, from what I have seen on other boats, if they were added by PO's and you don't know what they do, neither did they. If they are hidden within walls, anything goes and all bets are off.I have too many wires that have been added over the years by PO and I have no idea where they go or what they do.
Dashboard on his car? Not sure what you mean here.my favorite example of a boat not 'wired to engineered standards' was the guy next to me who thought he could run his 12v coffee maker out of a '12v' socket he rigged off his dashboard. when his dashboard started smoking that was the end of his wiring experiment. (as for me, i prefer ABYC.)
Yes, Ralph, you did!FIRE ON ANCHORED BOAT WHILE FAMILY SLEEPS. Even the words are pretty scary.
As someone here once said "your boat, your choice". Did I get that right @Stu Jackson ?
Given that higher end boat builders were using Ancor wire by the late 80's, three decades is probably a good sign post for checking old stock wire runs. The often larger problem is poor mods by prior owners.I disagree. He didn't even define what "XX" years means.
This statement is so vague as to be meaningless. What does "to an engineered standard" even mean? (I'm an electrical engineer and that's the first time I've heard that expression.) And how does something "not needed' make it a liability? Logically nonsense.
Here's an example. My boat is 24 years old. (Is that "XX years old?") There are some wires abandoned and taped off behind the panel that go to the area behind the engine controls and outside VHF station where they are also taped off. Those wires came with the boat, from the factory. You're saying they should be ripped out because they are some kind of liability?
I never heard such poppycock from non-experts in my life.
Yea, I'll be on guard for when those unused wires spontaneously burst into flames.Your boat, your rules; but also keep your extinguishers charged and inspected.
Well, I'd say around 40, maybe 45 years. There really were no standards back then, now at least we have ABYC. I had an insurance inspection done about 10 years ago and the inspector called out my AC wiring. The factory installed AC wiring on my 1974 C&C 27 was 2 conductor household Romex solid core, the kind with the paper insulation. I never used the AC shore power system because I knew it was not safe, unused so perfectly safe. The insurance company wanted it removed or replace so I decided to replace it since that was about half the work of replacing. I used proper tinned, stranded marine wire, replaced the breakers, receptacles and installed a new panel.And "XX" is how many years? Without a number that statement is meaningless, and more often false than true.