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Originally Posted by sailingdog View Post
I'm saying, if by some accident, the light fixture circuit grounds through another circuit, say someone is screwing something into the bulkhead and the screw pierces the wiring... the breaker wouldn't be on the positive line..so you'd have an unlimited current—at least until the wire heated up and burned the boat to the ground.
What I am saying - even if he doesn't document and someone does it - likely hood of a fire is not as much as what every one wants to scream out.. as it will trip the breaker, removing the source... but he should do it properly at the light source but if all lights on the circuit have to be reversed at minimum he should label it at the appropriate place(s)..

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