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Where to Locate Shore Power Plug

May 18, 2013
4
ComPac 23-2 Port Townsend
I've recently been adopted by a beautiful CP 23/2. She was wondering where I should mount a shore power plug. Any thoughts?
 
Sep 15, 2009
6,241
S2 9.2a Fairhope Al
I've recently been adopted by a beautiful CP 23/2. She was wondering where I should mount a shore power plug. Any thoughts?
i think you have to be with in 10 ft of your breaker panel so that will narrow it down some.....

regards

woody
 
May 18, 2013
4
ComPac 23-2 Port Townsend
Thank you Woody, now to figure out where within 10 feet the plug will be most out of the way while still being accessible and safe. I was thinking near the rear of the cockpit just under where I would sit but am worried that while plugged in it would be in the way as I lounge about eating dinner. Any further thoughts?
 

Joe

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Jun 1, 2004
7,058
Catalina 27 Mission Bay, San Diego
If you walk around and look at other boats you'll see that none of the connections are under anything. On a boat that size I would put it on the coaming just aft of the bulkhead facing outboard 3 to 5 inches above deck level. Then it will be hidden from view inside, but easily accessible otherwise. There's a water seal cap on the connection to keep out the weather when the cable is not used. You don't want to put it at extreme ends of the boat, rather locate it amidships so you can use the same length cable whether you're moored bow or stern in.

That smart plug is pretty pricey.... these are more common... one's metallic the other is non-metallic:

http://www.iboats.com/Hubbell-Shore-Power-Inlet-30A-Non-Metallic/dm/cart_id.269975760--session_id.380106735--view_id.70407

http://www.iboats.com/Marinco-30Amp-125V-Inlets/dm/cart_id.269975760--session_id.380106735--view_id.39102