Here is a little project I ended up doing after my beloved Dr. Perky failed to start a few weeks ago Probably the first time anything failed at the dock in all human history. I discovered that the starter relay (and the stop one too) had worked themselves loose having been hung from the relay and not the socket. Note that one had no socket at all.
Organizing this mess has been on my "to do" list for a couple of years since I learned of the poor wiring job from previous owners during my starter fiasco.
Three relays and a spare. One for the starter key, one for the stop button, and one for the preheater button all wired to a terminal strip. No project I do would be complete without mounting it to a slab of King Starboard.
Ok... fishing for a compliment. Is that SO WRONG??!!?
Here is the old... Two relays at the top center. The third is draping down over the starter. I am 100% sure this would have left us stranded very soon.
Here is the new (as yet unmounted or installed... that happens tomorrow)