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LUV2FISH posted 04-03-2001 03:43 PM ET (US)   Profile for LUV2FISH   Send Email to LUV2FISH  
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,
lhg posted 04-03-2001 05:11 PM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
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.
whaler al posted 04-04-2001 07:26 AM ET (US)     Profile for whaler al  Send Email to whaler al     
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
jameso posted 04-04-2001 08:29 AM ET (US)     Profile for jameso  Send Email to jameso     
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.
lhg posted 04-04-2001 05:02 PM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
The bronze grounding plate is only required when the boat has a built-in gas tank. The disc is below the water waterline.
whaler al posted 04-05-2001 07:04 AM ET (US)     Profile for whaler al  Send Email to whaler al     
Thank You
LUV2FISH posted 04-06-2001 09:56 PM ET (US)     Profile for LUV2FISH  Send Email to LUV2FISH     
Thanks lhg. I'll hunt one down.

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