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Grounding plug in transom?
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posted 04-03-2001 03:43 PM ET (US)
I broke the round "grounding plug" on the transom below the waterline. Had the wire going to the gas tank. I assume this gets the grounding plane out into the water. Anyone know a source for these? Westmarine doesn't have it. Is it "whaler only"?
Thanks for the help,
posted 04-03-2001 05:11 PM ET (US)
I would try BW. I show that as part #12171800, grounding plate. Since the Classic Outrages are still made in the Comm Prod Div, you may be able to still get one from them. They may be still using them on the new models also.
posted 04-04-2001 07:26 AM ET (US)
Is there a grounding for the montauk?????
if so where???..
if not how do i ground my electronics...
i have a furno sounder,and i am waiting for the cp-150 chartplotter form Standard Marine
Thanks in advance
posted 04-04-2001 08:29 AM ET (US)
This is a ground for discharge of static electricity. This prevents build up of static electricity that could cause a spark igniting the fuel and burning a whaler. If you can solder the wire back to the plate it should serve the purpose, but a new one would make me feel better. ALWAYS ERR ON THE SIDE OF SAFETY!! Whaler Al, relax,,,you ground your electronics at the battery or a terminal strip not here.
posted 04-04-2001 05:02 PM ET (US)
The bronze grounding plate is only required when the boat has a built-in gas tank. The disc is below the water waterline.
posted 04-05-2001 07:04 AM ET (US)
posted 04-06-2001 09:56 PM ET (US)
Thanks lhg. I'll hunt one down.
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