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Old 12-13-2010, 12:04 AM   #1
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man..the weather was ugly and I decided as I always do that it's time to go drain the bilge in my boat...I don't want it to sit there long....so the best I can do is drain it out...

well..as soon as I boarded my boat I smelt something funny...smelt like some sort of electrical element either burning or something ......

got into the salon and it was stronger...the heaters were off....the pwr was still on but nothing tripped...I went to the gfci and checked it....worked fine....no ac pwr....went to the breaker outside and in the transome locker.....all fine....at the pole..fine...

main breaker...fine.....no pwr to any of my electrical outlets except the one right at the galley...



well...it turns out that our model sometimes comes with a coffee maker.....it's in one of the cabinets in the galley.....that outlet inside the cabinet fried the wire right off.....evidently a defective unit or bad connection...I didn't even know we had an outlet in there.....

I pulled all of my outlets apart and checked them...they are all fine except the one in the cabinet.....talk about scary.......I called the shop and will get someone out asap to check the entire electrical system.....



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Old 12-13-2010, 02:16 PM   #2
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That is odd that you had enough resistance to create that much heat, but not enough to trip the breaker. I'm so glad that is ALL that happened. I am in no postition to advise you on anything. I can only say that I am thankful that I shut off the Stove, Outlets and AC, along with the AC main, and only leave the battery charger and fridge on when I leave. (But then again, my battery charger circuit is wired to a GFCI outlet that my charger is plugged into, so it could still easily have happened to me on that circuit.

Regarding having someone go through the electrical system........ that is about the only option you have in my opinion.
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Old 12-20-2010, 01:54 AM   #3
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some photo's of the damage done by the burned wire...


note the burn marks on the overhead..



note the burned wires and insulation...the wire just fell out of the receptacle...


it's supposed to be repaired this week....

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That's scarry, Steve, could have caused quite a mess.

As I work my way through my house, remodeling room by room, I replace all the recepticles and switches. Each has been wired using the easy way using the push in connectors instead of the right way by wrapping the wire around the screw terminals and tightening.
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Old 12-20-2010, 03:48 PM   #5
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it was wrapped around the posts on all the outlets.....this one burned itself right off the post....I went thru the entire boat pulling outlets and making sure they were tight...found a few that were loose...so...my comment to you guys is ..check those ac outlets....


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just an idea (but that is because i had problems with my maxum)..........write a message to bayliner and tell them that they are responsable for the damage it made, and the cost and the time you had to made to repair and check it..........could have happend that your boat had burned off to the bottom of the the lake..

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it was wrapped around the posts on all the outlets.....this one burned itself right off the post....
My mistake. From the photos it appeared the outlet was back-wired to my eyes, but I did notice that burnt wire had a bend on it from being wrapped around the screw terminal.

Nevertheless, certainly glad that a little smoke damage is all you have to show. Could have been much worse.

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yeah...if you were to examine the outlet connection post where that wire was connected...you'll find chunks of metal from the wire...

melted the wire like solder....I gotta find out when they are coming out to fix it...


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