I guess that's a good point, Dave, but TBH, the strainer is only a little over $100, so the expenditure isn't a deal breaker. TBH, I never knew such a thing existed. I just did a quick Defender search and found this: http://www.defender.com/product.jsp?...253&id=1284806
(new tab). That could have really saved me some space that I was fighting for a few weeks ago. Dang. Well, hindsight is 20/20 I suppose.
As for the wiring, I am considering moving it, but it's not much less out of danger anywhere on that board. Moreover, I REALLY need to move on to the next project to get ready for the season. It's fast approaching and I don't want to hinder any possible boating or poolside weekends because the charging system is on the dining room floor. :-D