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The on­board ground fault is­sue can be re­solved through proper in­stal­la­tion of an iso­la­tion trans­former. Un­for­tu­nately, that op­tion is not prac­ti­cal for most cruis­ers due to cost and space re­quire­ments. If your boat has 50A/220V AC shorepower and does not have an iso­la­tion trans­former, now would be a good time. For ev­ery­one else we can ex­pect a few more years of tran­si­tion as the in­dus­try re­sponds to evolv­ing codes and stan­dards. If you have not run into this prob­lem yet and have a trip planned, con­sider hir­ing a ma­rine elec­tri­cian to give your boat a shorepower health check. The money will be well spent, re­sult­ing in a safer boat and one that can travel and still find ac­cess to shorepower.


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