Originally Posted by CaptTom
Oops. Hadn't thought of that. I very rarely go in to the ER that way, and usually only after I've already got the main hatch opened up. I think I'll be OK, although I could wire another switch to each of the other two hatches (fore and aft.)
My thing was forgetting to turn OFF the lights. Especially when I had florescent bulbs down there. They'd put interference on the tach cables and the gauges would be whacky once I got back up on the flybridge. Also coming back after a few days off the boat to find the ER lit up was always a "Doh!" moment.
Sometimes I will also forget to turn off the ER lights even though my panel has a red light next to that circuit breaker. Living aboard while we’re doing the “Loop” I’ll check the electrical panel every night before I turn in, and every once in a while see the red light on, then have one of those “Doh!” moments.
You’re not alone, Tom.