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djmerrill posted 07-09-2000 10:05 PM ET (US)   Profile for djmerrill   Send Email to djmerrill  
I have a round metal disk attached to the starboard transom, well under the waterline that has a wire leading to it. The routing of the wire leads me to beleive that this device was factory installed. The wire has corroded and broken off at the crimp to the disk. Question: What is this for? Does the wire need to be hooked up? I'm guessing its a grounding or corrosion protection device of some kind. Any info would be appreciated!

Doug

Scott Blunk posted 07-09-2000 10:48 PM ET (US)     Profile for Scott Blunk  Send Email to Scott Blunk     
Doug

I don't know how important it is, I'm sure someone will let us know....but it is a ground wire for the fuel tank, maybe a anti-static electricty ground. My wire was broken at the brass screw, a new end and a dab of 5200 adhesive solved the problem. Good luck.

Scott

Eric posted 07-10-2000 06:52 PM ET (US)     Profile for Eric  Send Email to Eric     
That makes me wonder: do I need to ground my aluminum tank? It's going under the console in a more or less permanent installation. I had no intention of grounding anything other than the electronics/lights etc. to the negative pole of the battery/batteries. Trying to figure out the electrical system is (so far) the hardest part of resurrecting my old nauset.

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