Login or Register to remove this ad
  • Welcome to MeridianYachtOwners!

    We are a boating forum for owners of Meridian Yachts to enthusiastically discuss all aspects of Meridian Yacht ownership. Whether you are looking for your first Meridian or currently own one, you are sure to feel at home on MeridianYachtOwners.com

    You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions, articles and access our other FREE features. By joining our free community you will have access to searching the forum topics, post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload your own photos and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

    If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact support.



Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 16
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Tacoma, Wa
    Posts
    109
    Vessel Info
    2005 Meridian 580 Cummins QMS 635s AB Dingy "Twig"
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post

    Installation of Cablemaster System

    We are planning to install the Glendenning Power cord system in our 411. Has anyone done this before? It appears there is enough space to store a 50', 50-amp cord with the power reel system in the lazarette. The project will take a little engineering but when it's done I can extend the cord to the length that is necessary easily. Appreciate thoughts and suggestions. thks

    Warning: This is an Old Thread
    This discussion is older than 120 days. information contained in it may no longer be current
    Jeff & Pam Krueger
    2005 Meridian 580
    w/Cummins QMS 635s
    AB Dingy "Twig"

  2. # ADS
    MYO Sponsors Advertisement
    Join Date
    Always
    Location
    Everywhere
    Posts
    Many
     
  3. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Mystic, CT
    Posts
    1,848
    Vessel Info
    05 Meridian 411 - Cummins 370s 08 Sailfish 2660 - twin 200hp Yamas 08 Boston Whaler 110 Sport 25hp
    Thanks
    36
    Thanked 115 Times in 98 Posts

    Re: Installation of Cablemaster System

    I didn't do the install but our boat has the glendenning unit in the port side lazarrette. We have a small barrel that the cord falls into when wrapped up. Excellent system. I am sure it is worth the effort to install as the anaconda 50A cord is heavy and pain to deal with manually.
    Brian
    2005 Meridian 411 w Cummins 370Bs
    2008 Sailfish 2660 w twin 200 yamaha 4 stroke
    2008 Boston Whaler 110 Sport w Merc 25hp 4 stroke
    Solitude
    Mystic, CT

  4. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Seattle
    Posts
    1,781
    Vessel Info
    2006 391 Meridian 380hp cummins (up graded)
    Thanks
    28
    Thanked 46 Times in 38 Posts

    RE: Installation of Cablemaster System

    A very knowledgeable guy told us to ditch the 50 amp cord except over the winter and we did. We use the boat as an office over the winter and need the 50, but in the spring and summer we rarely need a/c and we can run the a/c and just not run the microwave at the same time. So for us a little power management keeps that anaconda down below. Plus 50 amps is a major pain in many Canadian marinas.
    2006 391 Meridian
    380 HP Cummins (upgraded)
    11ft AB RIB
    2009 25 Hp Tohatsu go fast

  5. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Sturgeon Bay, WI.
    Posts
    1,299
    Vessel Info
    Meridian 2004 381 SB 8.1S gas
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 42 Times in 41 Posts

    Re: Installation of Cablemaster System

    We draw less power than the 411 but it is close, gave my 50 amp cord to my friend who has a 50 ft. boat with 4 AC's, he really needs it. With 1 AC off and the hot water heater off when we cook,, we live a normal life on the boat, tripped the circuit breaker at the dock once last year. Didn't mind getting up to reset it, easier than dragging that monster cord out at every visited marina. IMHO
    Add and inexpensive 50-30amp pigtail adapter to your newly purchase light weight 30 amp cord and you are good to go.
    Tom

    2004 Meridian 381SB 8.1S
    \"HERON\"
    Sturgeon Bay, WI.

  6. #5
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Savannah,GA
    Posts
    1,962
    Vessel Info
    2006-391 Meridian with Cummins 380QSB
    Thanks
    37
    Thanked 201 Times in 180 Posts

    Re: Installation of Cablemaster System

    Not to steal this thread....but I just sold my Regal EC when I bought the 391 Meridian and I have lots of 30AMP cords leftover from the Regal, I had planned to sell them but if I read this thread correctly, I can use the 30AMP cords with the 50AMP adapter....is that correct???
    Neal and Barbara
    Savannah,GA
    " Olive or Twist "
    2006-391 T-380QSB Cummins: Onan 9KW

  7. #6
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Detroit, MI
    Posts
    1,852
    Vessel Info
    Current: 2013 441SB w/480 Zeus Former: 2006 408MY w/ Cummins 370B; 2005 368MY w/8.1HO
    Thanks
    391
    Thanked 182 Times in 104 Posts

    Re: Installation of Cablemaster System

    folieadeux - 4/4/2010 9:52 PMNot to steal this thread....but I just sold my Regal EC when I bought the 391 Meridian and I have lots of 30AMP cords leftover from the Regal, I had planned to sell them but if I read this thread correctly, I can use the 30AMP cords with the 50AMP adapter....is that correct???
    Neal - yes, you are correct. You can use a 50A to 30A pigtail and a single 30A cordset or get a 50A to 30A "Y" adapter and use two 30A cordsets. Using one 30A cord obviously brings 30 AMPS of power to the boat. Using two 30A cords will give you 60 AMPS of power. That is usually sufficient but is still less than using the 50A cordset that came with the boat which delivers 50 AMPS to each side of your panel for a total of 100 AMPS.
    Ray
    2013 Meridian 441SB w/ Cummins QSB 480 Zeus
    "The Batt Cave"

  8. #7
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    930
    Vessel Info
    08\' 368 w/ 330 QSB
    Thanks
    13
    Thanked 18 Times in 14 Posts

    Re: Installation of Cablemaster System

    We didn't have 50 amp service at our slip last fall for our 368 so we used a Y connector for two thirties at the power box.. I think we tripped the breaker at the box ONCE when the microwave/air conditioning (all three units) and various other things were running at the same time. Once we figured out what we could and could not run, we had no problems and very little inconvenience.. This summer we will have 50 amp service in a longer slip. But I agree the anaconda is a royal PITA.
    08\'Meridian 368 w/ 330QSB

  9. #8
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Middle River, Chesapeake Bay Maryland
    Posts
    129
    Vessel Info
    2007 368 MY with Cummins 380 hp.
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts

    Re: Installation of Cablemaster System

    I split our 50 amp cord into two 25' sections. Much lighter and stores in the box on the swim platform. ( Store the second 25' under the aft bed) I have not had to pull out the second 25 feet in two years of running on the Chesapeake Bay. 368 won't take a cablemaster which is what I wanted so this was the second best solution. I keep one 50 amp cord permanently at our home slip and pull out a "travel" 50 amp whenever we visit another marina. Works Great...much to my surprise. Jim

  10. #9
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Savannah,GA
    Posts
    1,962
    Vessel Info
    2006-391 Meridian with Cummins 380QSB
    Thanks
    37
    Thanked 201 Times in 180 Posts

    Re: Installation of Cablemaster System

    rbatt2 - 4/4/2010 7:18 PM

    folieadeux - 4/4/2010 9:52 PMNot to steal this thread....but I just sold my Regal EC when I bought the 391 Meridian and I have lots of 30AMP cords leftover from the Regal, I had planned to sell them but if I read this thread correctly, I can use the 30AMP cords with the 50AMP adapter....is that correct???
    Neal - yes, you are correct. You can use a 50A to 30A pigtail and a single 30A cordset or get a 50A to 30A "Y" adapter and use two 30A cordsets. Using one 30A cord obviously brings 30 AMPS of power to the boat. Using two 30A cords will give you 60 AMPS of power. That is usually sufficient but is still less than using the 50A cordset that came with the boat which delivers 50 AMPS to each side of your panel for a total of 100 AMPS.
    Ray, I just need the pigtail adapters on both ends of the 30 AMP cord, right?
    Neal and Barbara
    Savannah,GA
    " Olive or Twist "
    2006-391 T-380QSB Cummins: Onan 9KW

  11. #10
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Seattle
    Posts
    1,781
    Vessel Info
    2006 391 Meridian 380hp cummins (up graded)
    Thanks
    28
    Thanked 46 Times in 38 Posts

    Re: Installation of Cablemaster System

    just fyi sometimes I have found some real good buys on ebay for connectors etc but be carefull to get the right ones
    2006 391 Meridian
    380 HP Cummins (upgraded)
    11ft AB RIB
    2009 25 Hp Tohatsu go fast

  12. #11
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Sarasota, Fl.
    Posts
    721
    Vessel Info
    2007 341 NSB 6.2 Horizons
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: Installation of Cablemaster System

    If you live in a warm climate (Florida) where its always HOT out, you will want to use your 50 amp cord. I have burned out 2 50amp converter cords (50 to 2 30) because the a/c will pull too much and burn out the y adapter. Mine lasted about 8 months before they burned out, then I had the marina change the box to a 50 amp plug and all was fine. The y adapters are good in a pinch while staying a a marina for the weekend but I would not recommend them for long term use. I learned the hard way!

  13. #12
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    930
    Vessel Info
    08\' 368 w/ 330 QSB
    Thanks
    13
    Thanked 18 Times in 14 Posts

    Re: Installation of Cablemaster System

    Good to know Pat.. thanks .. those adapters aren't cheap! I think ours was around 400 bucks
    08\'Meridian 368 w/ 330QSB

  14. #13
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Detroit, MI
    Posts
    1,852
    Vessel Info
    Current: 2013 441SB w/480 Zeus Former: 2006 408MY w/ Cummins 370B; 2005 368MY w/8.1HO
    Thanks
    391
    Thanked 182 Times in 104 Posts

    Re: Installation of Cablemaster System

    folieadeux - 4/5/2010 3:55 PM
    rbatt2 - 4/4/2010 7:18 PM
    folieadeux - 4/4/2010 9:52 PMNot to steal this thread....but I just sold my Regal EC when I bought the 391 Meridian and I have lots of 30AMP cords leftover from the Regal, I had planned to sell them but if I read this thread correctly, I can use the 30AMP cords with the 50AMP adapter....is that correct???
    Neal - yes, you are correct. You can use a 50A to 30A pigtail and a single 30A cordset or get a 50A to 30A "Y" adapter and use two 30A cordsets. Using one 30A cord obviously brings 30 AMPS of power to the boat. Using two 30A cords will give you 60 AMPS of power. That is usually sufficient but is still less than using the 50A cordset that came with the boat which delivers 50 AMPS to each side of your panel for a total of 100 AMPS.
    Ray, I just need the pigtail adapters on both ends of the 30 AMP cord, right?
    What service do you have at the dock - single 50A, single 30A, twin 30A or both 30A and 50A?
    Ray
    2013 Meridian 441SB w/ Cummins QSB 480 Zeus
    "The Batt Cave"

  15. #14
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    San Diego
    Posts
    536
    Vessel Info
    2003 408 Motoryacht T-Cummins 330's
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 14 Times in 11 Posts

    Re: Installation of Cablemaster System

    I have 50 amp service & the glendeling cabel master, since I dock bow in I find the big cable to be a pain.
    Solution, I bought an additional 50' ft 50 amp cable & leave it pluged in & streched out on the dock when we come back to the marina I only have to reel out about 10' of cable from the cabelmaster & plug into the end of the 50' cord on the dock.
    A little pricey for the additional cable but it works for me.
    Jordan

    2003 408 Motoryacht T-Cummins 330's

  16. #15
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Fox Island, WA
    Posts
    94
    Vessel Info
    2006 Meridian 411 Cummins 380 QSB\'s and 12kw Onan Generator w/underwater exhaust Go Fisch
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: Installation of Cablemaster System

    Jeff,

    We had the Glendinning installed on our 411 when we purchased it and included the 50amp cord. There is a spot for it on the port side in the lazarette. I would agree that the cord is pretty bulky but not bad with the cablemaster. I would always rather have too much power than wish I would have had more. Kevin over at Breakwater Marina did the install. They were ok, not horrible but not great either. Feel free to give me a call on my cell if you would like to discuss more. The number is 253.232.5781.
    Thanks,
    Danny
    \'06 411 w/380QSB\'s
    Go Fisch
    Fox Island, WA

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •