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Re: Sailing "big boats"

Originally Posted by JonEisberg View Post
Well, the same thing can be accomplished with 2 30 amp cords, of course. One line dedicated to heat/AC, the other to the rest of the ship's service. That would be my choice, saves one the trouble of wrestling with a 50 amp cord, when a single 30 will do...

Twin 30 amp lines is a much more flexible setup, in my opinion... Plus, one can use both to double the length of one's shore cord if necessary, should one ever venture beyond marinas with power outlets within easy reach, and "the American middle class way of life" ... :-)

OK, except many pedestals only have (1) 30 amp outlet. Then what do you do?
And I would rather deal with 1 shore power cord than 2. Even if the 1 is somewhat larger. Big deal. I can handle it.

Oh, and I have a 50 foot 220 / 50 amp cord, plus an old one too.... so, I can reach a long way for power, but only have to do it once.

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