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Nav desk and rewire project

Here's a few shots of the ongoing rewire and nav desk upgrade. The new panel is oak and the hole and current distribution panel to the left will be covered in an oak panel as well with a new 16 position panel, battery monitor, double cig plug, and a rocker switch for the backlights on the panels. The new oak panel will screw into the current teak one. Was going to make it a door, but that will have to come later. Still, four screws isn't bad to pull the whole thing out and lay it flat for working on it.

That big dark spot in the center of the spaghetti picture is a home style screw in fuse box, and all the AC wiring was Romex. Still have work to do there, but it does look better already.
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Definitely want to get the Romex off the boat... bad news..
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Yep, the stuff in the bottom pic is all marine grade $$$ wire. 10 ga to the panel, 12 to W/H and A/C, 14 to outlets. That stuff ain't cheap!
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With regards to the outlets, you should run the casing to just inside the box - helps to insulate the wires from rubbing. In housing, that's a code requirement as well.
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Yep, the stuff in the bottom pic is all marine grade $$$ wire. 10 ga to the panel, 12 to W/H and A/C, 14 to outlets. That stuff ain't cheap!
Then again, either is an electrical fire... Better to do it right than to leave it wrong and have something really bad happen. Cheaper in the long run too.
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jmunson2 - that's just a temp location for the box. Am aware of what you mentioned.

SD - yep. If you're going to do it, might as well do it right.
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John, what's the inline fuse hanging down loose behind the battery switch?
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How about a hinge on the bottom of the pannel and four screws. be able to open it up and work on it with out setting it on the breakers.
don't know if you know this already but wire nuts on a boat are a big no no.

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hellosailor - that's the hot lead to the LPG solenoid. Am re-wiring it as soon as the weather warms up a bit here. Took me 2 days just to trace the dang thing there was so much junk back there. I took off at least 200 feet of useless wire during this process. Still have to run power to the a/p and depth sounder and then I can start tidying things up.

soul searcher - eventually, it will be hinged. Just that it's more than I can do (the way I want it to be) with what I have here, and can't see paying what it would cost to have someone do it.
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Great looking Oak Panel, that should serve you adequately. The storage area for your "CD's" is interesting. Are they secure in a seaway? Nice job.
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