In need to rewire my boat since all the electrical
systems are very old and pretty much a mess. The current electrical
panel is tiny and there is no room to expand it in the current
I'm considering mounting a bank of switches in the cockpit
, obviosly in a location that would not be susceptable to flooding, and a product that would be water
tight. My thoughts are:
1. I hate having to go below to turn on nav lights, autopilot
etc when I'm single
handling in busy waters.
2. Simplfy the electrical system
by distributing it about the boat (not all the wires have to come to one location.
However, most sailboats have a single
electrical panel below decks. Why is this? Any thoughts or concerns?