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Originally Posted by Northeaster View Post
Therapy - you are right , of course.. it is better to make it perfect. However, it has worked for 30 years with the current wiring, and is still floating. If I improve things by changing the feed from 14 ga to 10 or 8 ga, for example, it will ceratinly be better than it has been (for 30 years).
re: emergency, yes some things like running lights, steaming light, bilge pump and electronics could all be used at once. But I doubt that I would also "need" to turn on the water pressure pump, anchor light (assuming we are moving), all five or six cabin lights, etc, during an emergency as well. So I think that some common sense can be used in determining wire size.
You know..........

You are absolutely correct.

I should not have used a cursury blanket statement like that.

Let us know what that last pesky red wire went to.

A friend of mine bought an old Catalina and when we disconected one of the batt hot wires the shower sump pump came on.

I did not figure that one out as he sold the boat a few months later.
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