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Marine Electricians - Masters from the Monkeys?

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#11 Clipper

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Posted 07 August 2017 - 12:17 PM

Great tip with clear heat shrink. I have been folding the labeks in half as a tag, but its ugly. That is a top idea
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Posted 07 August 2017 - 01:16 PM

I did some wiring in my boat yesterday. One look at it and my beer fridge should be safe from Sparkies.


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Posted 07 August 2017 - 10:18 PM

I'm going to be just as broke at launch time.

 

That's the spirit, no point fooling yourself 8>)


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Posted 09 August 2017 - 05:26 PM

I did some wiring in my boat yesterday. One look at it and my beer fridge should be safe from Sparkies.

Only problem with that is the beggars would probably chop the ends off your wiring and call it "hazardous"


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Posted 10 August 2017 - 08:01 AM

Only problem with that is the beggars would probably chop the ends off your wiring and call it "hazardous"

:razz:  I've only done a little basic bits n bobs as I assemble things in arse places. My sparky can bitch with such enthusiasm it would have many thinking he was a wife ;)


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Posted 10 August 2017 - 10:37 AM

Just remember that if you have run any spare wires that are not connected to anything, make sure you tie a knot in the end of them so as the electrical current bugs don't fall out and fill up the bilge. ;-)


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Posted 10 August 2017 - 11:35 AM

Ah ha, that could explain a flat battery the other day.

 

I left the plastic caps off the battery terminals so did that allow the electrical bugs to evaporate away? :-)

 

 


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Posted 10 August 2017 - 12:20 PM

Could well have. Although they don't evaporate as such. They like to scurry away to Earth. ;-)


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Posted 10 August 2017 - 01:11 PM

Could well have. Although they don't evaporate as such. They like to scurry away to Earth. ;-)

That's both funny yet sort of good.

I found myself understanding the subtly, and more importantly why, with the earth comment. 

 

Maybe the old dog is picking up a new trick or 2.


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Posted 10 August 2017 - 01:22 PM

Damp cases or corrosion helps them climb/slide on down. Same with a grounded metal bench...
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