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Electrical Panel Question

The majority of my electrical system is not fused at all...Older boat. My question is instead of buying all new panels and rewiring can you add something like Blue Sea System Blade Fuse Block after the switch to protect the individual circuits. I am not sure if you get the 12 fuse block if they are individual or all conntected to create a branch effect.

Does anyone have any experience with them

Here is the link to what I am talking about.

ST Blade Independent Sourced Fuse Block With Cover - 6 Circuit - PN 5035 - Blue Sea Systems
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That looks like a reasonable solution to your current (ha!) predicament.

Anything is better than what you have now. I would also be concerned about the wire used on your "older boat." Make sure that it is not corroded (green) and stranded at minimum.
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Looks like the 12 circuit ones all have a common bus. The one you link to is a 6 circuit and it appears that they are individual, without a common bus and without a common ground.
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They are available in 6 or 12 circuits, each either with or without ground bus.
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