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Cockpit switch panel...relays?

I'm thinking of adding a waterproof switch panel in the cockpit for various lights etc. Currently, all my Nav lights are wired through the main switch panel in the nav station. I would like to move them to the switch panel in the cockpit, but don't want to introduce any longer cable runs than already exist. So, I thought about wiring them up to a relay, but I don't seem to find anything for the marine market except for the very high amp ones for a windlass and such. Should I just use automotive relays? This may not be necessary for most of them because I have switched to LED bulbs which draw ~0.1 amps @ 12v. but the spreader lights definitely pull around 15 amps. Any suggestions?
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