Power distribution panel

JoshinMI

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What is it and do I need it. I notice I didn't include it in my build and I'm wondering if this is a mistake I should try and correct? TIA
 

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Take a look at the 3rd picture on the Blue Star site above. I believe if you have a complex build with a lot of electronic gizmos Bennington may require the power distribution block to affix all of the electrical connections, fuses and switches. If a simpler build then perhaps not needed and could be why it was left off your build. On my build I have dual batteries and the electric power assist steering so I think it was required.

In all honestly I have no idea if this is the case, just a WAG. Might be worth asking the dealer for a picture of what this option is. For $200 it probably will come down to your personal preference on how clean the boat is wired.
 

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So this is what confuses me. My boat that ordered has an upgraded speakers/stereo system, the RGB lighting and the ESP with the power steering. But wasn't required? Seems strange to me.
 

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Then my initial assumption was incorrect - but I ran a build on the Bennington website and it seemed to imply it was required with the electric power steering (upgrade over hydraulic).

I would still defer to the dealer and have them explain what you are currently scheduled to get (picture preferred) vs. what the upgrade gets you. I can’t imagine that the Bennington forum would be more helpful than the actual selling dealer - if that’s sadly the case, then reach out to Bennington direct. They are very responsive to inquiries.

Good luck!
 

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I am pretty sure it used to be packaged in with the ESP package. Or maybe it was with the dual battery option.
 

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I have dual batteries with power steering with no power distribution Panel. Dealer told me it was not necessary for my build.
 
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