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Hi everyone,
My C&C 30 MKI currently does not have shore power, something I would like to install. Two questions I have are:

1) what size holesaw is required, and;
2) where would the best spot to install the inlet, I'm concerned with it getting in the way.

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Re: Shore power options

Unless you are fairly experienced with marine electrical systems, I'd let a pro handle this for you.
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Unless you are fairly experienced with marine electrical systems, I'd let a pro handle this for you.
35 years as an industrial electrician, 25 of those in the navy. Extremely compliant with AYBC Regs.
Sure I'm asking for a hole saw size as I'm not near the boat and don't want to make two trips. Question 2 I'm asking for comfort reasons and experience from what others liked on the placement of the inlet. That would be very helpful to me. I have seen some shoddy work by "pro"s. Happy to do it my self.
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Then I would say you are well qualified. Have fun.
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Then I would say you are well qualified. Have fun.
You are correct, Please anyone, some useful information on best spot to place the inlet on the boat.
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Mine is at then stern end of the cockpit on my 30 footer. I like it because it is out of the way. Make sure your cord is long enough to reach the dock if you pull in bow first.
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Re: Shore power options

Ours is in the lazarette and a junction box , (teak) was made to house the fem plug . It is completely out of the way of any water , the laz lid has a gap for ventilation so the cord fits nicely in the gap . As far as the hole saw , just get the plug and then you will know .

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Re: Shore power options

Mine is aft 25 C & C i dont know if all the receptacle are the same mine is a marineco i think, i will be at the boat around 7pm i can measure the hole size and let you know
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Re: Shore power options

I would STRONGLY suggest using a SmartPlug as your 30A shore power inlet.


Most 30A inlets use a 2-7/8" hole saw inlet. I believe that the SmartPlug is compatible with this size inlet hole.

The shore power inlet on my 35-foot boat is on the forward cockpit coaming on the port side. I like this, as it is convenient with a 50-foot power cord regardless of whether I dock bow in, or stern in. Because the cord is 10+ feet forward of the transom I don't have a big coil of useless wire.
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Re: Shore power options

+1 for Smartplug, I've had the old style get cranky after a bit, these seem to make a sure connection every time...

Best location dependent on your primary docking location, if you go bow in, back in, where the pedestal is located...etc. Also best not to be in a position where it takes the brunt of green water on deck....but I assume you know all that....
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