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'82' C27 Electrical

Good day all,
Let me start by saying this is a C27 Traditional layout. Looking for some suggestions, I'm planning out a new electrical plan for my boat and would like to get some ideas (and/or Photos).
- Battery bank - (2 batteries total) i've been reading alot on here and it's great advice. The batteries are located on the Starboard side midship, will have combiner, charger and solar hooked up.
- Main battery switch to stay in same location, Port side by floor under stove, unless there's a draw back to this.
- Distribution panel (8 switches DC / 3 switches AC)? was looking at locating it on the clost wall Port side (it was cut out for a stereo). Another thought was Starboard side against cockpit wall (where instruments are now), make a small cabinet. Have a plan for new instruments, swing out pod into compaionway.

One question, how long is the comm cable on the BMV-600 Battery monitor? Another and question and a basic one, on the batteries your have two posts Per +/-, I know the bigger posts are desinged for High current, but alot of the pics i've seen use the small posts only, any comments.

Thanks, in advance this is a start, and I'll share my setups as I go, hopefully some of them will helpout other captains and not just on C27.

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When i did the Cal 29 over which was built with a 6 switch panel i felt 8 would be a bit light and 12 plenty as its mostly used a day-sailor

1.navigation lights
2.steaming light
3.deck light
4.Anchor light
5.cabin lights
6.bilge blower
7.bilge pumps manual ON
8.water pump
9.12 volt DC outlet

The original location was a dry spot and allowed the shortest wire runs

I really could NOT go in so i built OUT

with a hinge mount to allow easy future service

I have been very happy with all the blue-sea stuff and like letting there ACR worry about chargeing
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This is not what you are asking for, but later c 27 have the panel built in on the port side across from the companion way above the forward berth. Battery switch is located there as well. I will try and take some pics this weekend. Also check the Catalina C 27 web site for info. I don't like the idea of being near the sole of the cabin
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