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    Where is the best place to order power cords and y cords ext.

    #2
    That's a moving target, kinda like the best place to buy a new car. Any more, I let my index finger do the walking on my iPad. I'm careful to look at the total price delivered. Sometimes I end up paying more for an item that includes free shipping because the lower priced suppliers, when freight is added, the total cost is more.
    P/C Pete
    Edmonds Yacht Club (Commodore 1993)
    1988 3818 "GLAUBEN”
    Hino EH700 175 Onan MDKD Genset
    MMSI 367770440

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      #3
      I do a lot of shopping for my 3870 on Amazon. On some items I may pay a little more. I am a prime member so I get most things in two days. Yes I have to pay to be a prime member, but I have already recouped that cost in shipping cost alone. I did buy three new fifty foot 30amp cables at a good price. But like Pcpete said to get the best price out there you are going to have to shop around.
      Just love being on my 3870............Bill
      1985 3870
      Twin 130 Mits. not turbo charged
      Name of boat is "Plenty Of Fish"
      Live on board full time.
      North Myrtle Beach, SC

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        #4
        Check eBay. Three years ago I bought a brand new, 30A, 50' power cord for $20. The seller was the ex-wife of the original owner and was clearing out the garage.
        1999 3788, Cummins 270 "Freedom"
        2013 Boston Whaler 130 SS
        Anacortes, WA

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          #5
          I highly recommend buying the High Tide cords vs. the Marinco--they cost approximately 1/3rd and seem to be of equal, if not better, quality. http://www.ecspremier.com/High-Tide-...Cords_c_7.html
          2000 Bayliner 4788 "Perfect Balance"
          370HP Cummins
          Zodiac YL 340 30HP Nissan
          Moored at Roche Harbor

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            #6
            "jmoultray" post=813276 wrote:
            I highly recommend buying the High Tide cords vs. the Marinco--they cost approximately 1/3rd and seem to be of equal, if not better, quality. http://www.ecspremier.com/High-Tide-...Cords_c_7.html
            I cannot speak for the quality as I have never tried them but I do try to avoid the 'made in china' label as best I can.
            Northport NY

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              #7
              My boat came with a 50' Marinco 30A cable that has the "Eel" connector. Much easier to use than the screw on type. Also has an LED power indicator which tells you whether or not there is power at the dock. Can't tell you how handy that is!!!!

              http://www.marinco.com/en/cs30-12
              Terry
              1999 Bayliner 3388
              Twin Cummins 4BTA
              Fisherman, Cruiser, Boaticus-enthusiasticus-maximus
              Member Royal Victoria Yacht Club

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                #8
                Not certain if you are replacing cords you may have due to damage or wear, but when I bought my boat my cords had tat typical arced end due to prior operators not shutting off the power before unplugging. As the rest of the cords were otherwise in good shape I replaced the ends with Smart plug ends. These are far safer, make better contact, they also have an alligator type lock that is far easier and secure than the standard screw on. If you do the cords you also need to replace the on boat receptical.
                4788 PH 2001, Cummins 370's

                MMSI: 338013392
                Call sign: Sea Daze

                Exploring the Salish Sea

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                  #9
                  +1 for the Smart Plugs
                  Ron O'Blenis
                  B 38 175 Hinos 1989
                  Completed Great Loop
                  https://ronandfaye.blogspot.com/

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                    #10
                    Whatever the question.....the answer is Hubbell !!

                    They invented the twist-Lock, are time tested, have all the relevant patents, and nobody has ever come close to building anything as robust as them. Ask anybody in the industrial electrical business and they will back me up on this.

                    Electrical shorts cause fires that burn up your prized possession - is this really an item you want to save a couple of dollars on ?
                    Currently watching from shore while deciding what my next boat will be !

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                      #11
                      Agreeing with Knot Happy. Always shut off the shore power before connecting your power cord. THEN turn the power on.

                      I had a brand-new EEL power cord from Marinco, put it on our 4788, came back a couple of days later and the connector had melted and damaged the connector on the boat. Fortunately no further damage. No proof at all, but I think the clamshell design is not as foolproof or tight as the old style screw-on ring. It's possible it was operator error, but I really don't think so. I read the product guide and double-checked each end as I clamped them on.

                      At any rate, I replaced the cord with the old-style Marinco cord and have been problem-free ever since.

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