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Re: CS33 electrical panel(s)

Originally Posted by dailymirror View Post
I've been looking at the breaker panels on my 1981 CS33 with some scepticism just lately. I haven't had any issues, but just how reliable and safe can a nearly 40 year old marine breaker panel be?

Has anyone in the CS owners group replaced their electrical breaker panels recently?

Where to start? What went well? What didn't? Any traps to watch out for? Recommendations and suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Just a thought on breakers in general. Normally when they "fail" they tend to trip more easily as opposed to going the other way. I would say unless they are a different design than what I've seen they won't become a safety issue in a short circuit sense, but may become easier to trip. I realize that could be it's own safety issue if you lost lights or navigation.

At any rate, I'm looking at buying a CS33 possibly down the road. Have you found a good place for spares out there?

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