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Old 10-29-2009
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TDW, very careful use of words and poetic, but you almost crossed the bar. The fix is so clear and simple. Just plug it back when you need the outlets. If, for any reason, your cable doesn't reach the dock power, use either an extension or your engine to manouver your boat in a way to position it at reach. For a more complete fix, just add tips above .....
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Here's a couple solutions.

1. Buy a generator and plug into it instead of the dock.
2. Buy an inverter and plug the boat into IT (if you plug in your battery charger you can recharge the batteries too)
3. Get a really long power cord
4. Don't unplug. Who want's to leave the dock anyway. It's dangerous out there.
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Under the premise that the only stupid question is the one you did not ask - give the guy some slack. Just a little. . . If a newbie to boating the concept of having two different type of electrical power on board - AC and DC - can be a bit daunting. Us ancient folks can remember having to work on and repair our automobiles and learned how DC systems worked. Cars these days are way too far beyond being able to be worked on by the owner. Everybody has to start somewhere and what seems like "way out" questions just may be honest and innocent. Although this one stretches that a little. Still in current times I have been asked - what is a DC system?
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BBQ boy is still here, he's afraid to untie his dock lines.
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