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tip need for install of weatherboot on shore power cord
I'm replacing the plug and weatherproof boot on my shore power cord. The receptacle on the boat is in good condition, but weather and time has degraded the plug. I've determined I have the correct parts (plug and weatherproof boot) but for the life of me can't figure out how to get the plug into the boot. The inside diameter of the boot just doesn't accommodate the outside diameter of the plug.
Yes, I've got the boot on the cord first, then connected the wires to the plug. It's the last step that boggles me. The instructions state "slide boot over plug." Well, "slide" is not the term I'd use. Manhandle, contort, or pry might be more appropriate. And at that, I've still not been able to complete the task.
Any strategies or suggestions?
See Hubbell Wiring virtual catalog page 6
30Amp 125V plug: cat no HBL26CM13
weatherproof boot with sealing ring: cat no HBL60CM33
Thanx in advance,