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2134RE: [MassBaySailors] Starter, "I" feel/thin it needs to be Marine

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  • Gary Conley
    Mar 25, 2007
      Great thoughts - Thanks Bill

      From: MassBaySailors@yahoogroups.com [mailto:MassBaySailors@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Bill Scanlon
      Sent: Sunday, March 25, 2007 11:21 AM
      To: MassBaySailors@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [MassBaySailors] Starter, "I" feel/thin it needs to be Marine

      "I" feel it should be a shop familiar and skilled in marine applications.
      I once read that if you installed an NON marine (USCG Approved) alternator and if you had an electric fire on your boat your insurance company can refuse the claim for not having the appropriate equipment and the USCG could fine you for not having one, fire or not (via an inspection) ...
      I also think that what makes and alternator/starter USCG Approved is the encasement (moisture/weather resistant) of these pieces of equipment.
      You may need to remind (insist) that the shop doing your work insure they are building it for a marine application (to USCG specification) , if they don't assure you it is, go elsewhere.

      Bill Scanlon
      USCG Master 50 GT Inland Waters
      Towing & Sailing Endorsements
      Lic. # 1092926
      1984 Catalina 30
      Std. Rig  Hull#  3688
      Winthrop (Mass.) Yacht Club
      Navigare necesse est, vivere non est necesse

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      with theYahoo! Search weather shortcut.

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