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Shorepower pain relief...is in sight !!
Have any of you noticed that Beneteau seems to think that all of us here "med-moor" like they do in Europe ??
Why else would they fail to offer an electrical plug at the bow ??
If you're like me...then you also just hate having to connect at the stern & then run it all the way forward, then "hope" you have enough cord left to make it all the way to the power post on the dock.
I think I've come up with a solution to this problem...but before I start drilling, I thought it best to bounce it by some of you for some second thoughts & varied opinions...
It goes like this...
We have 2 factory installed (male) plugs at the stern of our B361 & we have a yellow shore power "Y" plug that allows us to plug into a single shore-power cord.
Since West Marine sells the "female" plug that can fit into the stainless port as is presently installed at our stern...it got me thinking....
What I intend to do, is to install a single plug (as at the stern) in the anchor locker (port side) & run a power-cord under the port-side deck to the stern.
At the stern, I'll install an identical (but female) plug, so that I can plug the single end of the "Y" cord into it...& thus I'll have an "under-deck" extention cord !!
By doing this, when we need to plug in...I'll be able to connect at the stern with the "Y"...by plugging it into the "reverse plug" positioned just below the factory installed plugs. This will then connect the under-deck extention & I can simply run the shorepower cord from the anchor-locker to the power outlet at the dock.
So, this will be a permanent, out of the elements under the deck extention cord that will make plugging in a whole lot easier that the current "pain in the butt" nonsense we do at present, by running it from the stern, along the side to the bow & then over to the power box at the dock.
Pro or con, I'd love to hear your thoughts about this one...& my thanks in advance to those who respond.