I have a small outboard and the wiring to the battery does not look very neat and tidy. There are not many electronics on the boat : electric starter with combined key and push in choke, navigation lights on bow and stern, horn, radio, bilge pump. All of the connections attach directly to the battery with two wing nut connectors. There are four positive connections stacked on top of one another and two negative connections also stacked. There are also two inline fuses very close to the battery. I would like to change the wiring so that there is only one positive and one negative connection on the battery. This would reduce the chance of connecting the leads to the wrong terminal. I am also thinking it would be a good idea to disconnect the battery from the wiring when the boat is sitting on the trailer in dry dock storage. In addition, the battery removal for charging at home would be easier since the dry dock I am renting does not have any power connections available. Does anyone have any input on weather splicing all this together is a good idea? I think a water proof switch panel might be the way to go. Something like this http://www.defender.com/product3.jsp?name=blue-sea-systems-weather-deck-waterproof-circuit-breaker-panel&path=-1
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