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Maintenance Q & A — December 2003
By Capt. Ken Kreisler


Location, Location, Location
PMY Tries... Kord Kap
 

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When the remnants of Hurricane Isabel prepared to give the Northeast United States a good downpour, I thought it would be a good chance to see if the Kord Kap I’d just received would work. It comes as a single cover or two-cover set and is designed to protect the metal contacts of your boat’s shorepower cable when the cable is not in use. The Kap is available in 30-, 50-, and 100-amp sizes.

I simply screwed the 30-amp Kap onto my boat’s shorepower cable and waited to see if the rain, wind, and saltwater environment would have any corrosive effect on the metal contacts. Simply put, nothing happened, and the contacts remained dry. The Kord Kap did its job thanks to a strong threaded seal and UV-resistant composite materials.

Pricing starts at $12.95 for a cover for a single 30-amp plug. Sets for 30- and 50-amp plugs are $21.95, while a cap for a single 100-amp plug also runs $21.95. Kord Kaps are available through West Marine retail outlets and directly from the manufacturer. —Capt. Patrick Sciacca

Drilltec Phone: (713) 895-9852. www.drilltec.com.

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This article originally appeared in the November 2003 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.

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