I've been meaning to post a picture of my custom switch panel for about 5 years now and tonight's the night!
It's a bit different to the high end custom panels
and the low end over the counter items but it suits my needs and I like to think it is keeping with the boat
- 31 ft plywood
40 year old ex racer
Some might be critical of using fuses
instead of circuit breakers but at the time I built it, money
was tight! I did manage to use quality waterproof Eaton switches though!
The meters were salvaged from some old test equipment
that was surplus to requirements and I modified them for the ranges required. The voltmeter in particular is now a 10 to 15 Volt expanded range. Again, some may think they look a bit yesterday but I like the older style analogue look.
The nav switch is a 4 pole switch as each light (port / stbd / aft / compass) is individually fused.
The main positive bus is inside the panel and the main negative bus is external to the panel. There are sub buses elsewhere.
The 1,2,all,off battery
switch and HF circuit breaker are mounted near the batteries
on the other side of the cabin
The connector at the top left is for the remote VHF
speaker/mic (which was removed to take the photo).