Eliminate Some Circuit Breakers?
The DC electrical panel on my boat is a pretty standard setup - there is a "master" circuit breaker (80A), which then feeds individual circuit breakers which double as on/off switches for various equipment.
In order to free up a couple of circuit breakers and also make things easier to use, I was thinking of eliminating the circuit breakers for components that are mounted at the nav station, directly above the circuit breaker panel. Instead, DC from the master CB would feed a fuse block behind the panel and there would be individual fused circuits for the VHF radio, AM/FM radio/stereo, and accessory (cigarette lighter) plug. The fuse block would be about 6" away from the master CB and I would use appropriately sized wiring.
This seems to make sense, because then you could just use the power switches on the VHF and the AM/FM radio without having to flip a circuit breaker on first.
Are there any significant drawbacks (or ABYC standards) that I need to consider before making these changes?