[C38] Electrical fire

Patrick Harpole 1derful at comcast.net
Wed Oct 11 23:49:55 EDT 2017


Fortunately I have upwind slip 

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> On Oct 11, 2017, at 8:35 PM, littlebreeze <littlebreeze at comcast.net> wrote:
> 
> You sail it into the slip.  You sail it out of the slip.  When I was rewiring my boat two years ago, thats the way we did it.  No power, fun day.  Had its moments.  
> 
> 
> 
> Loyalty above all else, except honor.  
> 
> -------- Original message --------
> From: Patrick Harpole <1derful at comcast.net>
> Date: 10/11/17 18:23 (GMT-08:00)
> To: Catalina 38 Listserve <listserve at catalina38.org>
> Subject: Re: [C38] Electrical fire
> 
> You’ve got to be kidding
> How do I get boat into slip?
> 
> Sent from my iPhone
> 
>> 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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