12 Volt DC Main Panel Restoration

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12 Volt DC Main Panel Restoration

Postby carl » Thu Feb 23, 2017 6:59 pm

Here are some pictures from my 12 Volt Main Panel Restoration. Had the sign shop fabricate a new panel for me and I have six new circuit breakers staged for reassembly. I did not like the way Marinette used this original panel on my boat, it was obviously engraved for a horizontal position but they used it in a vertical position. More to come.
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1990 Marinette 32' Sedan Fly Bridge "IKOI"
Twin Crusader 350's (Closed Loop Cooling)
Bow to Stern Full On Restoration in Progress
Chickamauga Lake, Tennessee
A boat is always safe at shore, but that's not what its built for...

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Re: 12 Volt DC Main Panel Restoration

Postby carl » Thu Feb 23, 2017 7:55 pm

Circuit Breakers and Blanks installed.
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1990 Marinette 32' Sedan Fly Bridge "IKOI"
Twin Crusader 350's (Closed Loop Cooling)
Bow to Stern Full On Restoration in Progress
Chickamauga Lake, Tennessee
A boat is always safe at shore, but that's not what its built for...

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Re: 12 Volt DC Main Panel Restoration

Postby Busia » Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:53 pm

Panels look nice. I'm sure that everything will be better than new. The factory took a lot of shortcuts to keep the costs down. One thing I did differently is my bilge pumps (all 4 of them ) are either on manually, or on automatically. There is no off position. I want them to work. Good luck with your project, Ed
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Re: 12 Volt DC Main Panel Restoration

Postby carl » Fri Feb 24, 2017 8:58 pm

My two bilge pumps are wired "HOT" on the automatic function from the factory, always on auto. The circuit breakers only isolate the dash switches. Additionally I installed a High Water Bilge Alarm as a backup, it too is wired to one of the bilge pumps. These two components (bilge pumps) are the only two circuits wired directly to the battery through the "HOT" terminal side of the battery main disconnect switches, one is wired on the Port battery bank (Two Batteries in Parallel ) and the other on the Starboard battery bank (Two Batteries in Parallel ), I installed a total of four deep cycle marine batteries with lots of amps to spare, cheap insurance against the unexpected.
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1990 Marinette 32' Sedan Fly Bridge "IKOI"
Twin Crusader 350's (Closed Loop Cooling)
Bow to Stern Full On Restoration in Progress
Chickamauga Lake, Tennessee
A boat is always safe at shore, but that's not what its built for...

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Re: 12 Volt DC Main Panel Restoration

Postby TinLizzy » Sun Feb 26, 2017 5:31 pm

Nice
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Re: 12 Volt DC Main Panel Restoration

Postby carl » Sun Feb 26, 2017 7:09 pm

You are correct!
1990 Marinette 32' Sedan Fly Bridge "IKOI"
Twin Crusader 350's (Closed Loop Cooling)
Bow to Stern Full On Restoration in Progress
Chickamauga Lake, Tennessee
A boat is always safe at shore, but that's not what its built for...

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Re: 12 Volt DC Main Panel Restoration

Postby carl » Wed Mar 01, 2017 12:22 am

This is where I spent my evening burning the Midnight Oil. It's starting to resemble a AC/DC "Power Distribution Cabinet" again. The hole above the two main battery disconnects is for my windlass fuse panel and its going to have to wait as I'm fabricating a new mounting block for it. More to come.
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1990 Marinette 32' Sedan Fly Bridge "IKOI"
Twin Crusader 350's (Closed Loop Cooling)
Bow to Stern Full On Restoration in Progress
Chickamauga Lake, Tennessee
A boat is always safe at shore, but that's not what its built for...