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GSENT

RO# 12438

Posted - Jul 29 2012 :  17:58:21  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Removed a friends inverter from his boat to find a label on the exterior of the case that states that it should not be installed anywhere that requires ignition protection.
This was installed by the manufacturer of the boat.
Am I missing something here?
Do most people install inverters in a gasoline engine room?
GARY STALEY

Homeport: PGH, PA

boatbum

RO# 36

Posted - Jul 29 2012 :  18:53:05  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Doh!

Regardless of fumes it pays to mount them outside the bilge where it is cooler. Their efficiency drops off quite a bit with temperature, and yes they may have relays. Arc, Sparc, Boom.

Who was the mfg.?




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Billylll

RO# 24494

Posted - Jul 30 2012 :  02:52:06  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
No one with a half a brain installs an inverter in the ER of a gas boat. To answer your question NO.
Bill


Bill Lentz
Little Egg, N.J.

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GSENT

RO# 12438

Posted - Jul 30 2012 :  05:49:28  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sea Ray Boats. It may have been dealer installed, but was on the boat from new.

GARY STALEY

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Billylll

RO# 24494

Posted - Jul 30 2012 :  05:53:09  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Gary I have seen many SeaRay boats with inverters unless it's a diesel powered boat inverters will not pass a safety inspection or an insurance survey.
Bill


Bill Lentz
Little Egg, N.J.

Edited by - Billylll on Jul 30 2012 12:06:15

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PascalG

RO# 12212



Posted - Jul 30 2012 :  08:24:21  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Pretty scary indeed, how old is the boat? Inverters are rarely factory installed on smaller boats, must have been dealer installed or maybe famed out by the dealer. Would be interesting to look at the paperwork

Another example of MarineMax handiwork ?


Pascal
1970 Hatteras 53 MY
26' Starfish sloop
12' Westphal Catboat
16' Hobie Cat
13' Sandbarhopper

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GSENT

RO# 12438

Posted - Jul 30 2012 :  12:31:29  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
2010 Model.

GARY STALEY

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PascalG

RO# 12212



Posted - Jul 30 2012 :  12:39:30  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Recent enough to be able to find out who did this and worth making a stink about it to get either SR or MM corre the issue at no charge

Pascal
1970 Hatteras 53 MY
26' Starfish sloop
12' Westphal Catboat
16' Hobie Cat
13' Sandbarhopper

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GSENT

RO# 12438

Posted - Jul 31 2012 :  06:17:58  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Found out the dealer installed it, and has done many others just like it.
Dealer never knew it was not approved.


GARY STALEY

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jmeirhofer

RO# 30972



Posted - Jul 31 2012 :  07:44:18  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by GSENT

Found out the dealer installed it, and has done many others just like it.
Dealer never knew it was not approved.




The dealer should have his franchised removed or the very least removed from his position. How can you sell boats and not know that something that can make a spark could blow up the gas powered boats. Especially when it says so right on the package. Idiot.


John
No more boats but I have a really cool car and a really fast bike. :)

"Son, I've got a very low bull$*%t tolerance" -- Pancho Carter

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PascalG

RO# 12212



Posted - Jul 31 2012 :  08:13:20  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The owner needs to make some noise about this possibly thru the USCG if other boats are involved. This is a serious issue and other owners need to be alerted. The boatUS consumer division should be contacted as well

Pascal
1970 Hatteras 53 MY
26' Starfish sloop
12' Westphal Catboat
16' Hobie Cat
13' Sandbarhopper

Homeport: Miami, FL Go to Top of Page

Billylll

RO# 24494

Posted - Jul 31 2012 :  09:52:25  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by PascalG

The owner needs to make some noise about this possibly thru the USCG if other boats are involved. This is a serious issue and other owners need to be alerted. The boatUS consumer division should be contacted as well


I agree Pascal this is a serious violation that could lead to injury even death.
Bill


Bill Lentz
Little Egg, N.J.

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Gregory S

RO# 2620



Posted - Jul 31 2012 :  11:25:39  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Gary, big Searay dealer on the Allegheny River, just north of Pgh?


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GSENT

RO# 12438

Posted - Jul 31 2012 :  12:29:11  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Greg,
Yes you are correct.


GARY STALEY

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gardnersf

RO# 13607



Posted - Jul 31 2012 :  12:49:03  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It is right in the installation instructions from Xantrex. If they missed that basic requirement, how much else did they mess up (Wire sizes, over current protection)

Scott Gardner
Smithfield, RI
1986 Trojan 10 meter Mid-Cabin Express "More Family Time"
Twin Crusader 454 Straight Inboards
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