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Old 08-13-2008
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One good reason for a master electrical switch is in case of an electrical fire. The way your system is currently setup, there is no way to kill the power going to the panel easily and quickly. The master battery switch should be easily and readily accessible, and without having to reach over or near the rest of the boat's electrical system—so that in case of an electrical fire, you can kill the power flowing to the fire.

You should also have fuses on the main lines to the two batteries.
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