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Old 10-25-2010
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Tommay makes a good point. That is not a good place for either the fuse block or the main switch. In an emergency - shorted battery for instance - you need to reach the main switch. It should not be in the immediate vicinity of the batteries. And corrosion from the batteries will not be good for either the switch or the fuse block. Or any bus excepting the maxi bus on the left.

I try to keep all wire connections (other than heavy wire buses) as high as possible, usually around counter height. Exceptions are bilge pumps, settee front lights, and engine wiring where necessary. No small gauge wires run in the bilge except for bilge pump and transducer wiring.

And holding down the batteries?
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