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Alan, as long as you are replacing panels you really should consider tracing out every wire that will be involved. And then either labelling both ends of it, if the wiring is good, or pulling and replacing any wiring that is bad. Pinched, corroded, chafed, a bit crispy, undersized...Sometimes you will find the PO spliced a wire by twisting the ends and taping over them. Sometimes there are dead wiring runs from removed equipment, which you may want to pull. Or. "leave 'em just in case" as so many folks do.
So while you've got the panel end off, explore. Take notes. Next time there's an electrical mystery on the boat, you'll be glad you did.