[C38] Electrical fire

Patrick Harpole 1derful at comcast.net
Wed Oct 11 21:26:54 EDT 2017


Thanks
She will be a better boat when complete

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> On Oct 11, 2017, at 10:56 AM, Don Strong <drstrong at ucdavis.edu> wrote:
> 
> 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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