[C38] Electrical fire

Patrick Harpole 1derful at comcast.net
Wed Oct 11 21:23:48 EDT 2017


You’ve got to be kidding
How do I get boat into slip?

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> On Oct 11, 2017, at 12:40 PM, littlebreeze <littlebreeze at comcast.net> wrote:
> 
> Patrick, its a sail boat.  Day sailing is fun and challenging without an engine.  Do it like they do it in europe.  
> 
> Kerry
> 
> Littlebreeze, 139
> 
> 
> 
> Loyalty above all else, except honor.  
> 
> -------- Original message --------
> From: "1derful at comcast" <1derful at comcast.net> 
> Date: 10/11/17 08:27 (GMT-08:00)
> To: Catalina <listserve at catalina38.org>
> Subject: [C38] Electrical fire
> 
> 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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