electric leakage - marina boat dock

GoldDigger

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Powered as in accidentally energized or as in motorized extension?
Or maybe with a receptacle on the underwater end?
 

brantmacga

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Powered as in accidentally energized or as in motorized extension?
Or maybe with a receptacle on the underwater end?
Like a motorized extension ....... I'll have to look and see if I can find it. I just remember that being part of a conversation I had with someone about it


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dmxtothemax

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We just had a sad Incident where two girls drowned at a local lake and it was determined that it was due to electrical leakage from faulty wiring on a boat dock. I have several friends on that lake and some of them have been asking me the best way to test/prevent this. my main suggestions were

the power is fed from a Gfci breaker at the source vesus using gfci receptacles at the doc.
test the gfci regularly especially during the summer months
make sure all the wiring is uf and rated for outdoor or wet environments

what is the best way to test for problems ,
what other advice would you give a home owner with a boat Dock.
All of these suggestions will yeild significant results in better safety !
 
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