Marine shore power equipment maker Hubble Marine Electrical Products made an announcement today that will offer help for boaters heading to Europe or for those based in Europe. The announcement reflects one of my basic observations about all of us and our "appetite for amps". Hubble is expanding their offerings to include 63 amp 230V 50 cycle service shore power plugs and receptacles. Gotta help feed that appetite! The new units are shown here:
I can't take credit for writing the following article explaining how battery chargers work and how to select them for your needs. I can however take credit for recognizing a nice job explaining the topic. Hats off to Don Wilson, the Xantrex "Tech Doctor" for this presentation.
Overnight a really good question came in from Dave in California about some comments that were made by a marine surveyor on a report to a potential boat buyer. Its worth sharing this because it raises several good points; one about the integrity of some surveyors and two about the limits of AC power on board that is provided by a DC to AC inverter.
Its always good to hear from our sponsors and its especially nice to hear things are looking good for them. The boat business has had more than its fair share of doom and gloom over the last few years. So, congrats go out to one of the sponsors here at www.EdsBoatTiips.com, Pacer Group.
Check out their latest press release:
My Ask Ed section has been getting a workout this week! All good because it means people are finally thinking about their boats and less about shoveling snow or how to get away from it. Tom wrote in overnight with a really good question that needs sharing. Here's his query:
I love it when readers write in. Eric wrote in over the weekend with what I think actually ends up being three good questions. One of them has to do with bonding and grounding, the other anode consumption, and the third with transducers and fairing blocks. For those of you who have no idea what the bonding system on your boat looks like, the photo below shows a green wire connected to a sea strainer. That wire is there to attach the strainer to the boat's bonding system.