Sorry I have been off the air for a while. Time is a problem when you have more to do than running a Blog. But I am writing some interesting articles to post in the next week or so so stay tuned. Comments are welcome. If you have any questions pertaining to small craft design or marine electrical/electronic systems please send them along.
I am going to be doing a comparison of circuit breaker based marine electrical panels in the near future. Having installed panels from Blue-Sea, Sea Dog and other manufacturers. I have found that each manufacturer offers an advantage or advantages to a boat but you have to be careful to understand what you want and need before you buy. There are some characteristics of these panels I think are important that some manufacturers do well with and others do not. If anyone has anything they want me to look at or cover please tell me in the next few weeks. These panels are the heart of your power system and it is vital that you get what you need and understand your panels limitations.
Wishing you and yours a great Holiday Season and successful New Year. Especially all of my fellow boat builders, maybe this is the year your project will be finished and feel the water!