Stray electricity near your dock?!?

BigKahuna

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I was down at our lift installing another owl on a pole overlooking the front of the boat. It was in the mid 90's so decided to go for a swim when I finished. My daughter was with me and she got in before I did. You hear about stories about people getting electrocuted swimming near their docks or swimming pools due to faulty wiring, stray voltage etc. etc. So to be safe I turned off the breaker that supplies power to the entire dock and lift. For those of you that have lifts/docks how can you check for stray voltage and do you shut the power off before swimming around your dock!!?
 

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Following. Neighbors all around have power to docks and I want something to test for stray current. I don’t trust other peoples wiring.
 

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Good reminder. I have dock power but haven’t tested. I never jump in to swim though. I’ll have to look into this
 

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I like that!

What’s something like that cost? I don’t see a price in their site.
If I recall I think it was around $1,100 installed by an electrician, I was having other work to bring the dock up to code so don’t remember exactly. Worth IMO so the kids can swim worry free, I still educate them on what to do if they feel current in the water though, range is only so far.
 

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If I recall I think it was around $1,100 installed by an electrician, I was having other work to bring the dock up to code so don’t remember exactly. Worth IMO so the kids can swim worry free, I still educate them on what to do if they feel current in the water though, range is only so far.

$1100 is nothing compared to a lawsuit or a funeral, not to mention the mental effect of a death.
That's probably the best investment in boating I’ve ever seen on this site!!!!
 

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If I recall I think it was around $1,100 installed by an electrician, I was having other work to bring the dock up to code so don’t remember exactly. Worth IMO so the kids can swim worry free, I still educate them on what to do if they feel current in the water though, range is only so far.
I agree. I have a call to them to inquire about one. Probably won’t happen until next year but will be nice peace of mind.
 

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Went out on the boat today. When we came back in we all got in to swim before going home. But before we all got in I shut off the breakers leading to the dock. Just a habit now to be safe .....
 
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