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Marine Surveyor Indiantown

(772) 321-2428 Text * (321) 622-8132

The NFPA 303 Standard, “Fire Protection Standard for Marinas and Boatyards” addresses marinas and docking facilities up to and including the shore power receptacle on the power pedestal. The NFPA Standard 302, “Fire Protection Standard for Pleasure and Commercial Motor Craft” along with the ABYC Standard E-11 cover everything from the shore-end of your shore power cord up to and including your boat. Don’t be fooled by the names of the NFPA standards. They are designed to protect you from fire, and contain specific electrical system requirements to do just that.


NFPA 303 addresses areas that are required to be inspected on an annual basis by a Marine Surveyor Indiantown, FL expert. While we can perform a large portion of this inspection, a licensed code electrician is required for a complete inspection. The code electrician is licensed to inspect the internals of power panels and shore pedestals to ensure compliance and serviceability.

Marine Surveyor Indiantown

One area required by the 303 standard is an annual check of the ground integrity of the marina ground system by a Marine Surveyor Indiantown, FL. The reason this is so important is that the ground system is your vital link to ensure personal safety in the marina and to prevent fires. If this system is not in good condition, and an electrical fault occurs on a boat, the ground wiring might not be capable of carrying the resulting large fault currents back to the source. It’s these large fault currents which cause circuit protective devices to trip in an instant to prevent electrical shock and fires. Without this ground system intact, fault currents may persist while generating heat at the fault location. In addition faulty ground wiring may cause the voltage on metal casings in the boat to rise creating a shock or electrocution hazard.


Using an ohmmeter on the ground wiring is not sufficient to test its integrity. Our Marine Surveyor Indiantown, FL equipment places a momentary load on the ground wiring and tells us the impedance of this critical path. From this measurement we can determine if the wiring is capable of carrying the fault current necessary to trip a circuit breaker to quickly secure the power supply to the faulty equipment.




Marine Surveyor Indiantown, FL

(772) 321-2428 Text * (321) 622-8132


We want you to know what to expect from the survey process and, just as importantly, what not to expect. Sand Dollar Marine Surveyor Indiantown enjoys a national reputation for thorough survey inspections and well written, comprehensive and user friendly reports. We guarantee our report acceptance by all lending resources. Client references and sample reports are available on request.

Michael Cunningham


Accepted by most Major Insurance Companies and Financial Institutions

Marine Surveyor Indiantown, FL

 772-321-2428 Text * (321) 622-8132

August 13, 2018


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