[C38] Electrical fire

Don Strong drstrong at ucdavis.edu
Wed Oct 11 13:56:42 EDT 2017


Best of luck to you, Patrick.
Regards, Don

On 10/11/17 8:27 AM, 1derful at comcast wrote:
> I am looking for wiring improvement/update
>
> This weekend I had an electrical fire behind switch panel above chart 
> desk.  Melted many connections.  Stopped when I turned off shore power 
> and turned off both Perko switches.
>
> Boat US (my insurance company) is sending an adjuster and they say 
> they will pay for labor ($125 per hour) to repair but little for parts 
> because parts have depreciated. I assume most of repair will be labor.
>
> Right now Blue Eyes is "dead in the water."  No electrical.
>
> On the positive side this seems to be an opportunity for me to upgrade 
> antiquated and corroded electrical system.
>
> I'd appreciate any suggestions on specific upgrades.
>
> Thanks Skippers,
>
> Patrick Harpole
>
>
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-- 
Donald R. Strong
Professor,
Department of Evolution and Ecology
and
The Bodega Marine Laboratory,
University of California, Davis,
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