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Good advise above. Just imagine those little salt crystals waiting for a nice humid summer day to resume their work! It's impossible to even begin to imagine where or what 'might' be left that's good. Failure, of course, will be at a most inopportune moment. Replace it all now. Doing it all at once will give you the chance to run things differently, if you desire, and add things for the future. I ran mine in conduit just for the heck of it.

Automobiles that get flooded with salt water, brackish or 1.026, are automatically totalled by the insurance companies. They've had long experience with such things and been bitten too many times. I don't particularly care for insurance companies, but must admit, that when it comes to actuarial issues they've got the sharpest pencil in the drawer. I would follow their lead and rewire, right down to the nav lights.
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You might want to rinse off the engine too ...
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Hopefully, you have a diesel engine, rather than a gasoline one... diesel engines are far less vulnerable to submersion than are gasoline enginese, since the gasoline engines have an electrical ignition system to worry about.

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Folks I appreciate your advise. After reviewing all the facts, I plan to contest the insurance company and have the boat rewired. It's a shame since I just did this two years ago. I have more $$ into this boat than I have insurance (I was overseas and the boat was on the hard). I was planning upping the hull value this April was th einsurance was due for renewal.
Anyway this is a battle between me and the insurance company now. The big decision was wether to reiwire. Thanks to you all.
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It is actually in the Insurance Copmany's interest to do this. A fire caused by corroded electrical wiring would be fairly expensive, and if it was their decision to no approve the re-wiring, they could be found partially responsible.

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