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Shore power connections

Postby Flybuoy3 » Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:52 am

I,m looking for information on moving my shore power chords and hook up on my 2007 Regal 3060 Window Express. Has anyone done this or have ideas. Tired of having to walk over power chords. My slip is a back in Starboard tie.
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Re: Shore power connections

Postby Chris_in_Texas » Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:37 pm

Should be pretty straight forward to do. If you want to move to SB side that would be the easiest to do, as both cords go to the SB side and run up to the breaker panel on the SB side.

Really what it would take is simple cabinet or re-work of the existing cabinet to cut out the existing area and replace with seaboard. Simply cut out seaboard to allow mounting of both breakers / inlets and un-tie the 10-2/WG that is fished across the beam and cut to size to use new breaker locations. Ideally you do NOT want any splices in the wiring running forward, so those need to be two single separate runs with no splices.

Thats about it, very simple and straight forward. The worst is the plastic cabinet and seaboard work that will need to take place in that rear cabinet. The port side could just cut a small piece of seaboard panel to cover the hole you made removing the electrical panel. Then you can continue to use that side for cord storage. :D
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Re: Shore power connections

Postby Kikaboo » Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:28 am

What happens if at some point you end up switching to a port side tie up?
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Re: Shore power connections

Postby xixp » Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:14 am

Ithought the same that Kikaboo...if you own the slip the mod might be worth but if you rent you would be better off looking for another slip.
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Re: Shore power connections

Postby Chris_in_Texas » Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:36 pm

The issue is on the 3060 there is one cable on each side. I was able to run one along both sides of the dock, so it wasn't bad.
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Re: Shore power connections

Postby Bt Doctur » Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:51 pm

Another option is to mount the male plug on the opposite side and use a transfer switch to designate what side of the boat you want power to feed from. Being both are male you need a switch to cut off the power from the unused plug
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Re: Shore power connections

Postby SGilbert » Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:35 pm

Bt Doctur wrote:Another option is to mount the male plug on the opposite side and use a transfer switch to designate what side of the boat you want power to feed from. Being both are male you need a switch to cut off the power from the unused plug

I would think that, unless both receptacles have live cords plugged into them, all would be good.
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Re: Shore power connections

Postby cbsmith » Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:01 pm

SGilbert wrote:
Bt Doctur wrote:Another option is to mount the male plug on the opposite side and use a transfer switch to designate what side of the boat you want power to feed from. Being both are male you need a switch to cut off the power from the unused plug

I would think that, unless both receptacles have live cords plugged into them, all would be good.


Yeah but being a male connection there is the possibility of a shock hazard with the exposed blades being live. They are covered but the hazard still exists. A switch would make the unused receptacle safe.
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Re: Shore power connections

Postby SGilbert » Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:02 pm

cbsmith wrote:
SGilbert wrote:
Bt Doctur wrote:Another option is to mount the male plug on the opposite side and use a transfer switch to designate what side of the boat you want power to feed from. Being both are male you need a switch to cut off the power from the unused plug

I would think that, unless both receptacles have live cords plugged into them, all would be good.


Yeah but being a male connection there is the possibility of a shock hazard with the exposed blades being live. They are covered but the hazard still exists. A switch would make the unused receptacle safe.

Yes, but, like jumping off the swim platform with a spinning prop, who does that. :roll:
Agree, though, a switch would be better.
Maybe a relay could be rigged to automatically shut off the unused recep?
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Re: Shore power connections

Postby xixp » Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:11 pm

Dont most of the loads of both circuits work with just one cable plugged ?
I can run both ACs with just one cable but of course i wouldnt turn on at the same time the grill and stove but being a 3060 an smaller boat i guess that just one shore power cable should cover the most common needs.
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Re: Shore power connections

Postby Chris_in_Texas » Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:13 am

With the 3060 you can run quite a bit off one breaker ie a single shore power cable. I can't recall 100% but the SB side is shore power 1 if I remember correctly (could be wrong) that would need to be plugged in when using the transfer breaker. It can't be reversed. If running single cable only shore power 1 will supply the boat, not shore power 2, as the transfer switch disabled shore 2.
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Re: Shore power connections

Postby xixp » Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:28 am

Per Chris comments it would be easier just to swap connections from Shore 1 and 2 in case Sh1 is on the opposite side and avoid drilling new holes for moving one of the connections.
The change could be simple done in the AC panel where the Shore cables end up.
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