- Jul 12, 2011
The way I thought about this was that I had a $1,000 deductible on the boat, and prob another few thousand in stuff on-board that I couldn't remember if I made a claim, so the fire that the old receptacle would cause would cost me about $5K, vs. the $360 for a new cord and boat-side receptacle. In storage, I attached the adapter to the end of the 30-A cord twist-lock, and then to the 15-A extension cord for the yard power to keep the batts up. You prob won't seen the orange cord in your marina until there is a boat fire, then everyone will get religion, which is why my old marina was full of the orange cords (wasn't a full loss).Hmm... SmartPlug does look good. Raises the price to around $300 because I'll also need a new 15A pigtail for charging batteries in the winter. Not sure I've seen many of these in the marina so I guess most people are still using the traditional connectors.