Electrical Safety at the dock

Our marina (and most other marinas) are not wired with GFI (ground fault) protection circuits.  Especially in the marine environment, this could pose significant risk while using AC powered devices on the dock or on the boats.  A faulty connector or worn cord could result in electrical current flowing in the water or through the boat resulting in a shock hazard.  An excellent explanation of this is detailed in a West Marine article (the link is https://www.westmarine.com/WestAdvisor/ELCI%20-GFCI-Electrical-Shock-Protection). In order to obviate this hazard, we have installed a short extension cord with a built in GFI protector to the electrical box attached to the dock box containing the battery packs, bilge pump, and electrical supplies.  Any tools or extension cords used on the dock should be connected only via this protection device.  The cord and protector are stored inside the dock box and remain connected to the electrical circuit breaker box which is attached to the dock box (see photos below).
GFIDockConnector2s
Facebook
Twitter
Email
Print
LinkedIn

More to explore ...

Sailing San Diego Bay

Let’s go sailing

Sailing is fun Joining a sailing club is fun Joining Convair Sailing Club is fun You can do it! We’ll show you

Sailboats racing

Victory Nationals

Victory Nationals The Victory Nationals are coming to town! This exciting event is scheduled for the weekend of October 22 and 23 on

Sunset over Marina

Saturday Fun Sail 10/15/2022

Sunset in San Diego bay Saturday Fun Sail 10/15/2022  Saturday 10/15/2022 Members Fun Sail & BBQ 2:45 Meet and greet at blue