I hear You especially when it is so easy to label or just remove
I'll give You the short (no pun intended) version.
Port Light had burned wires not where it exits the pulpit but as it passed thru
the support plate that holds the light to that side of the bow pulpit. It was not visible until I removed the entire light unit from the plate - there was a rubber insulator that obviously did not do it's job too well......the wires especially the ground wire were toasted black
Which brings me to unresolved part........I made up new wires for the light side and went to attach to boat side but the ground wire is damaged even when I cut back..........so when I resume the trace - I will go all the way back to where the circuit splits for the two sides.......
But the stern & Stb side now stays on w/o breaker popping.
I wonder why breaker did not pop faster the other night.
Monitoring Panel is still an open item but this gives a hint to what was going on.
Thanks for suggestions, correct call & support...much appreciated