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  1. Borrowed Time
    12-05-2017 09:39 PM
    Borrowed Time
    Hi Joe, Hopefully this one will get through. I am very interested in your drive and certain shipping via UPS ground can't be all that bad. I am happy to send you my old drive and you can send it back to MMI for the core charge?
  2. Borrowed Time
    11-29-2017 11:16 AM
    Borrowed Time
    Hi Joe, What sort of price did you have in mind for your spare accessory drive?
  3. alcodiesel
    11-07-2017 03:45 PM
    alcodiesel
    Joe, have I asked about your FWC before? I don't remember. Either way tell me what you've got and what's the very least you'll take for it.
  4. joe_db
    03-26-2013 04:04 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.
  5. Dave Neptune
    03-26-2013 03:13 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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