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i tripped a breaker the other day pulling too much juice. when i reset it i began to examine the actual breaker box and started scratching my head.... do these things look marine grade/up to snuff? if they look like they need replaced, what would you suggest? i just saw a 41 chris craft burn like a sun of a gun, so we have dubbed her the crispycraft. i do not want to share the same fate.

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I used Blue Sea panels & parts to redo the electrical in my boat last season. Blue Sea Systems

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The breakers on Quickmick's boat are definitely not marine grade. They're home depot material stock Square D brand... Here are the photos:







The wiring is probably ROMEX and the stuff is probably wired with wire nuts... all of which are bad ideas on a boat. This stuff needs to be replaced ASAP.

The marine stuff is pretty standardized. If you need a shorepower panel, sailorssolutions.com has a nice little one for fairly reasonable money. Looks like this:



They also sell a decent heat shrink terminal ratcheting crimper for far less than WM, only $39.95...



Sailnet usually has some good prices on electrical gear, so worth giving them a shot at it...and defender's spring sale is going on right now, ends this sunday...so they're worth a look too.

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I think they should be changed.

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