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Electrical hookup: is there a gap

on the boat connector side, between the yellow cable, and the black plastic threaded ring? I want to have the cable push in further, so that the ring seats against the yellow cord, with no gap for rain, but that doesn't seem possible.

See if this makes sense to some of you. maybe the o-ring is enough?
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If you're talking about the shore-power cable, then you have a problem. There shouldn't be a gap...the threaded plastic ring should meet and thread onto the threaded sleeve on the socket on the boat.

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dghscott? message? no.

Take a look at the attached pic. I'm not talking about gap between black threaded ring (cord) and male threaded (metal) fitting on the boat.

On the other side of the ring, there's a .4" gap.
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I am sure that Sailingdog knows more about this than I do.

It was in the private messages. It was about an older thread you started concerning speakers in the cockpit. I was wanting to know what you ended up doing. I have 3 4" holes to fill with something cheaper than instruments myself.
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I'f I understand correctly, you are missing the rubber insert intended to fill that gap - any marine store should stock it
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I looked at your pic and there is nothing wrong with the connector. The ring is supposed to pull down against the base of the threads when it is screwed onto the female connector. Mine is exactly the same way and I've never had any problems with leakage.

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There is usually a gasket under the collar that tightens up when you snug up the collar against the threaded ring on the boat socket. Shouldn't be a problem if the gap is where you've indicated. The upper flange just above where you're pointing to is not designed to seal the fitting, but to prevent the black screw down collar from dropping off the end of the cord.

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