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I am thinking of buying new Blue Sea panels for my electrical board. I have look and chosen the 8084 model with AC main + 8 (room for 3 more) and DC main +15 12 DC (room for 6 more) panel.

Anyone have experience with this or other Blue Sea panels? How about other brands?. I am close to pulling the trigger on this by next week so you quick and thorough opinions are important.

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I use them exclusively. Easy to set-up, configure, and you can tailor your breaker panel system the way you want to. I have some 8 of their panels installed on "HG" and never have had an issue.
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I used BlueSea DC panel. Easy to use, clean layout, excellent product. Really not much trouble - just label the wires
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I'm in the middle of installing a Blue Sea DC panel. Seems very well made, fit and finish is excellent. Feels solid.
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I installed the 16 breaker DC panel and the 8 (dbl main) AC panel. I second the above positives.
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Dave, BS makes good stuff. Sometimes a bit pricey, but good stuff.
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I install these all the time. The Blue Sea and Garhauer products are the best you can buy, in my opinion. Everything about either one says: Quality, Class, and Value. You just can't go wrong.
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My boats PO installed Blue Sea panels, one AC panel and two DC panels. The only problem I've had was when my Admiral dropped a wooden companion way panel when lifting it and the darn thing broke the handle off one of the breakers. It was a simple repair, remove the panel, remove and replace broken breaker, reassemble. Couldn't have been easier.

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Bruce researched electric panel choices and quearied others on another forum and Blue Seas is what he just bought (he's a picky SOB). Haven't installed it yet.

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I aagree with everyone else. BlueSea makes a great product. My shorepower panel is BS and I even installed a small 3 breaker panel on one of the runabouts at the cottage. I'll be converting the DC panel on Eclipse when I get to that stage of the rewire.

I love the new 360 panel series.
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