Marine Electrical Design Plans
Stock Electrical Wiring Design Plans
Glen-L Marine is pleased to offer electrical plans for the amateur boat builder from Ed Scott of Bayside Marine Design. These plans are fully detailed and can be used in a variety of boat building projects. All you need to do is match the length of your boat to an Electrical Plan size and you'll be able to wire your new boat, re-wire an existing boat or add new equipment.
The plans are designed to ABYC Standard E-11. All of the wire sizes and circuit protection values are calculated so all you have to do is follow the wiring diagrams and purchase equipment to the specifications stated in the recommended parts list provided with the plans. All navigation lights shown in the plans are the required types for the size boat the plans are meant for and meet current US Coast Guard requirements. These plans are for recreational boats only.
For more information about Ed Scott and his extensive background in electrical design, please see our blog here.
What do the plans contain?
Plans show all wiring sizes and circuit protection values. All of the equipment shown in the plans have all required specifications listed if you do not want to purchase the exact equipment specified. The equipment in the plans is chosen as the most likely found and desired by the owner of a boat in the size class of the plan set. Expansion is provided for in the plans for extra equipment without the worry of overloading your system.
Full schematic is broken down into smaller parts so you can better understand how it's all connected. Suggested wiring panel layout is provided. There is also some educational material to help you understand proper wiring techniques and multiple notes on the schematics point out important features and items you need to be aware of. All schematics are CAD generated. All other documentation is computer documented so all information is easy to read.
All plans are sent electronically in PDF format for instant download after ordering. The link to the PDF will be provided in the confirmation email sent right after you place your order.
Feedback from a Glen-L Wildcat builder:
"I'm very pleased to report that my experience working with Mr. Scott has been extremely satisfactory and has resulted in very detailed and clear schematics that I am in the process of executing. I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone wanting to wire their boat correctly." Rick Moore
Electrical Design Plans Available (Scroll down to order):
For boats up to 23 feet LOA (open boat):
#EL-210 DC ONLY: Outboard/Inboard/IO - DC Only - $75
#EL-210 SIMPLE DC: Outboard - Simple DC Fuse Based System - $50
#EL-210 SHOREPWR: Outboard/Inboard/IO - Shore Power Only - $35
For boats up to 23 feet LOA (cuddy cabin):
#EL-211 DC ONLY: Outboard/Inboard/IO - DC only system - $75
#EL-211 DC-SHORE: Outboard/inboard/IO - DC & Shore Power - $80
#EL-211 SHOREPWR: Outboard/Inboard/IO - Shore Power Only - $35
For boats up to 30 feet LOA (open boat):
#EL-300 DC ONLY: Outboard/Inboard/IO - DC Only - $80
#EL-300 SIMPLE DC - Outboard - - Simple DC Fuse Based System - $60
#EL-300 SHOREPWR: Outboard/Inboard/IO - Shore Power only - $45
For boats up to 30 feet LOA (cuddy cabin):
#EL-301 DC ONLY: Outboard/Inboard/IO - DC Only - $80
#EL-301 DC-SHORE: Outboard/Inboard/IO - DC and Shore Power - $85
#EL-301 SHOREPWR: Outboard/Inboard/IO - Shore Power only - $45
Note: A simple DC system is a minimal system you might use in a boat under 20 feet or a very simple power boat with only very minimal equipment such as a dayboat with no overnight capability. The power distribution will use a small fuseblock instead of a circuit breaker based panel. It will contain navigation lights (which may be an option for the boat), a bilge pump and some capability for engine instruments and a radio. The regular DC system is circuit breaker based and contains the wiring for a system that is useful for multiple day cruising with a complete equipment package.