Tighten shore in­let cover(s). at best, and a se­ri­ous fire haz­ard at worst.

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will need to re­place the shorepower in­let mounted on your boat. Even with SmartPlug® in­stalled on the boat, you will still be us­ing a tra­di­tional twist-lock type on the dock pedestal.

Let’s re­turn to the propane stove ver­sus shorepower cord com­par­i­son. Ac­cord­ing to re­search con­ducted by BoatUS, propane stoves ac­count for less than 1 per­cent of all fires on in­board-pow­ered boats. In con­trast, A/C elec­tri­cal fail­ures ac­count for 17 per­cent of all fires and most of these fires start some­where in the shorepower con­nec­tion. So why do we fear propane stoves and take a ca­sual at­ti­tude to­ward shorepower cords?

Re­gard­less of the stove you choose, make sure you give the shorepower con­nec­tions the at­ten­tion they de­serve. And af­ter you cook, make sure you clean that cut­ting board.

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