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Re: main breaker
I would respectfully suggest that dealing with the main breaker of your shore-power circuit is not a good place to start learning about trouble shooting marine electrical circuits. Incorrect testing/repair/installation procedures can lead to really undesirable consequences.... as in damage, fire, death.
Not an alarmist by nature (running with scissors is ok if you point them away from you), but you might want to get hold of a good marine electrician for this one. Then get a good book on marine electrical systems (Google Nigel Calder or John C Payne) and follow along learning how to understand and troubleshoot your vessels AC and DC systems in future situations.
If your electrician doesn't charge extra (Labor 35.00/Hr, 50.00/Hr if you watch, 70.00 if you help) ask some questions and pay attention while he solves this issue for you.
"If the wind will not serve, lay to the oars"
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