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Re: Shore plug installation
120VAC, 12VDC and water do not mix well.
Be aware that boat electrics, while not rocket science differ significanly from "home" electrics.
Even highy qualified land based electricians may not be aware of these differences, most based around polarity, E.L.C.i.'s, gounding, ignition protection, galvanic isolation, bonding and neutral/ground bonds.
By all means save a few bucks by doing it yourself but be aware that mixing two electrical systems and water can damage your boat or hurt you if not done properly.
Educate yourself before sticking your fingers in there.
My first big project involved 4 battery banks (12 &24vdc), Four battery switches,entirely new AC and DC systems, generator, battery charger and inverter. I installed everything myself then hired a Certified Marine Electrician to check it out before making the final connections. Best $120 I ever spent.
The hysterical laughter you hear as you drive a way in your"new" boat ..... is the seller.