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Yep, that's the way to go.

BTW, West Marine has a new (slightly changed) matching policy: they'll match any advertised price from a legitimate seller and won't bother to add any freight costs!

Really good deal, IMHO.

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But you still pay state sales tax - between that and no shipping costs, it comes out to a wash in terms of price. That being the case, my preference is to give the business to our local WM since I know the store manager and staff, who are very helpful. We did this for our Gill foulies just before Christmas - WM price matched the great deal that Hamilton was offering online.
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S/V Carolena... Is your panel below the companionway, or on the starboard side? The 303 came in those two configs.

I upgraded almost all my wiring last year and put in new panels on my 303 (below the companionway)...

Thought I had the pics in flckr, but don't so will upload later when I can.

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For the AC, I put in the 8027 as pictured above.

Here is a pic of behind the old panel...
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2502/...ba4c943463.jpg

Have to give Pearson some credit. Their wiring was well organized and properly color coded.

Forgot to add...

That pic is taken with the bulkhead in the quarter berth removed. Also....in the foreground, check out the stellar yard work the PO paid a very high $$$ amount for....That black line is the diesel feed draped over the 110v wiring for support.

Niiiiiice.

Since fixed, needless to say.

Also, the red wire was some garbage that was for the bilge pump. Also since replaced.

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Here is the pic of my replacement panels...

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Thanks, Sidmon! Ours installed in the same location, and I just ordered the same AC main panel (DC will come in the fall). By the way, I love the teak panel - ours is Formica. It is amazing the amount of room to work in there once one realizes how easy it is to remove that quarter berth panel!
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By the way, I love the teak panel - ours is Formica. It is amazing the amount of room to work in there once one realizes how easy it is to remove that quarter berth panel!
The teak was West marine Stock. I took it to a frame shop in League City Tx. with the elec. panels, and the guy had it made up in less than 5 minutes....for 10 bucks and tax.

The issue now though the longer panels are now suceptable to water at their bottoms...Pondering a solution to that.

As for that bulkhead...It is a pain having to remove the overhead panel. I am thinking about modifying it with a long piano hinged folding door.
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