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Old 21 June 2013, 10:42   #1
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Electric Shocks

When out on the Rib last week fishing, I noticed that when I put my hand in the water whilst afloat on the Rib that I was getting sharp electric tingles... So I guess something electronic somewhere is exposed to the water and is shorting out.

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I am going to assume it is either the Bilge pump or the trim tilt on the engine ?
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Old 21 June 2013, 10:46   #2
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My guess is that everything was damp and your boat was using you as an earth, something that was on at the time has a dodgy earth
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Old 21 June 2013, 10:55   #3
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Thanks Biffer, would an exposed positive wire cause this or would it have to be a bad earth?
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Odd thing to happen, as electricity will take the path of least resistance and the human body is quite high resistance.
Had something malfunctioned?
Did you have only one of 2 batteries on?
What do your anodes look like?
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[QUOTE=Chris;548508]When out on the Rib last week fishing, I noticed that when I put my hand in the water whilst afloat on the Rib that I was getting sharp electric tingles... .

Any thoughts, common causes.

Rheumatism????
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Old 21 June 2013, 17:45   #6
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Had a similar issue with my old Opti 150. The tell tale supply pipe and one of the HT leads had chafed and melted together, resulting in HT voltage in the tell tale stream! Very invigorating....
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Old 21 June 2013, 18:56   #7
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Usually earth, if you can get it to happen start turning stuff off until it stops and the last thing you turned off is the one that's the problem
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Any thoughts, common causes ?

Yew cud av ad yor fingir inn a jellyfishis twatt but i fink de mor likliy eksplanushun iz dat crapy onda enjin iz avin a kwiet fizz

I sor wan wunce eet itts owen geerbokks in too daiys

Itts nott naturul.
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crapy onda enjin
downt diss de onder dey arr de niw heetec
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