Stus-List Shore Power at a Slip

CHARLES SCHEAFFER cscheaffer at comcast.net
Fri May 31 12:13:37 EDT 2019


I unplug my shore power whenever I'm away from the boat. I don't have refrigeration and I have AGM batteries which hold their charge for a long time. I buy cold beer on the way to the boat and a bag of ice and I'm good for the weekend. I added air conditioning but I never intend to add refrigeration unless my wife throws me out and I have to move aboard. Most of the boats at most marinas have their power on and the air conditioners and refrigerators running non-stop. It's a huge waste of power to keep the boat dry and the ketch and mustard cold. I developed a routine to clean out the ice box before leaving and it is now a habit and easy enough to do.

In spite of religiously unplugging the boat, my boat's metal chainplates and mast step suffered from electrolysis. Not sure if it was the marina or my own electrical system which may be bleeding through the charger thru the prop shaft to the water. I'm anxious to to test things after splashing.

Chuck S, Resolute, 1990 C&C 34R


> On May 31, 2019 at 11:44 AM ALAN BERGEN via CnC-List <cnc-list at cnc-list.com> wrote:
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>     If you have a charger that senses the batteries' charge, you'll do no harm if you keep it on all the time. I keep my charger and refrigeration on all the time. The power for them are not routed through the master switch. The rest of the boat is powered off. I pay a fixed amount for electricity, regardless of how much, if any, I use. Good luck with your new slip.
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>     Alan Bergen
>     35 Mk III Thirsty
>     Rose City YC
>     Portland, OR
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>     On Fri, May 31, 2019 at 8:02 AM Edd Schillay via CnC-List < cnc-list at cnc-list.com mailto:cnc-list at cnc-list.com > wrote:
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> >         The Enterprise will soon be moving to a full-time slip location — a first in my boating history. So, a question for all of your slip owners out there with shore power:
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> >         Do you keep your shore power connected, your charger running, your 12V system on, fridge and other accessories on at all times, even if you’ll be away from the boat for a length of time? 
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> >         Are there any negatives associated with doing that? I’m used to a mooring where everything is shut down when you leave the boat. 
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