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I just attended the electrical seminar at Fawcetts (given by the contractor who repaired the lightning damage on Glory).
He showed several examples of shore power connectors much worse than Spirit's. He stated the cause as poor (read loose) mechinical contact on the M/F connector union. He said not to rely on the little ring to maintain contact, but to add stress relief in the cord (both on the dock and boat side) and secure the cord with a short length of line to prevent the cord from coming loose during tide changes, wakes from passing boats, etc.