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From a previous post, I said I was installing a shore power system in my sailboat. Hopefully my last questions are:
1. Should or must the outlet boxes be plastic or is galvanized OK
2. Where do I get plastic outlet boxes if I must have them. I don't see them in West Marine catalogue and haven't found them locally
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1. Plastic
2. Home Depot or Lowes


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The galvanized boxes will quickly rust. I have used Home Depot or Lowes plastic boxes all over the boat while re-doing our electrical system. They are much less expensive the the ones found in the Marine stores. Chuck

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Re: AC Electrical Boxes

I agree there is no reason to buy outlet boxes at marine stores.

I use the plastic ones with a flange near the front, cut out cabinet face to fit, and hot glue them to the cabinet face. The flanges designed to be nailed to a studded wall I trim off.

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