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Galvanic Isolater, in 360SE

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    I replaced all of the incandescent rope lighting in my boat with new LEDs, which are much brighter and consume about 10% of the power required for the old lights. The section that runs behind the dinette under the valence was the most difficult to rewire. I removed the 4 screws for the wood panel that has the 4 rocker switches for the cabin lights and discovered a major electrical distribution panel behind it (and the connection for the rope light!). The purpose for this post is to highlight that this boat does have a galvanic isolator. My marine survey indicated that the boat didn't have one. I can see why he didn't find it! It's the black box at the top of the photo with the blue label. The one on my 2001 is a Pro Mariner, Zinc Saver II, 30 amps.
    Power Distribution panel and galvanic isolator

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    Over the years I've seen similar results from other "so called" marine surveyors. Some don't look and others wouldn't know what it was if looking at it. We had a guy down here which was doing them all the time until a bank came in and asked for his credentials. Since then he hasn't been working in the field anymore.

    Had a boat down here which was sold to a guy from out of state sight unseen. The surveyor said everything was in great shape. All us on the dock knew the boat was a wreck just waiting to sink. There still in court over it
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