Originally Posted by Cheechako
most rockers speak "cheap" to me. The river boats that were built for the Marine
Corps where I used to run the shop excluded the use of breakers... insisted on toggles and fuses
in the specs.
Many of the earlier (mid '80's) Catalinas had a made-in-house panelboard that had a "cheap" rocker that was hot glued to the panel. Blue Seas and the other current
panel makers appear to be much better quality.
I think breakers used as on-off switches makes a lot of sense, assuming a Carling Switch quality or better breaker. Certainly simpler.
I too am wondering about the clear indication that a switch is in the "on" position. Seems toggles have the advantage in that area? Then again, many of the newer panels
have pilot lights to indicate circuit usage.