Originally Posted by Microship
Just saw this thread while a-googlin' for something related... I'm in the process of re-doing my power distribution panel now. I went with Blue Sea traditional breakers, and made the substrate out of half-inch King Starboard...
I'm in the process of prewiring it, hoping to make the transfer into the boat in the next few days. There's a list of what's on the panel on my console devices
page (section #2).
Cheers from Nomadness,
Steve, that's an extremely nice looking electrical
panel -- kudos. I think one of the best I've seen.
Mine is not nearly as nice, because I was unwilling to demolish the existing sytem, which is well wired and labelled and which is only 12 years old. So I have a hodgepodge of panels
-- the original ones, a Blue Seas 8-breaker expansion panel, a row of breakers in an enclosed box under the nav table, and still more breakers behind
the instrument panel. My situation is further complicated by the fact that I have some 12 volt circuits besides the usual 24v ones.
You need to know where everything is in order to use the system effectively; I realized how much it leaves to be desired when I tried to explain to a crewman how to power things up and down again in my absence.