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  1. joe_db
    03-26-2013 03:04 PM
    joe_db
    Standard practice is all bonds are one system and all DC grounds are another. They would tie together at only ONE point, which if you don't have a dedicated grounding terminal is usually the engine. If you don't ground the engine to the system you will have a DC current path through the water and not be using the zinc to protect the rest. (btw, here is my ground point: http://www.bluesea.com/products/cate...tors/PowerPost)

    Also - if you are using this as a lightning ground with shrouds and mast connected, you don't want the engine to be the exit point for lightning! I would tie the mast and shrouds together at a keel bolt or other good lightning ground and branch other bonding out from there.
  2. Dave Neptune
    03-26-2013 02:13 PM
    Dave Neptune
    Joe, been following the Panel discussion and have a sidebar question for you. I have no AC on the boat and just did some rewiring myself. What I want to clear up is the "bonding" ground. Should it just go from the thru-hulls to the shrouds and not be tied to the engine? There is a lot of "groundable material" tied to the engine via the propshaft and strut. My "strut" is grounded to the engine via a separate wire, is that good or (?) eek?
    Dave Neptune

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