A quick plug for Sailboat Electrics Simplified by Don Casey. I got the book yesterday and I've already learned a lot about what I need to do. I think my circuit diagram still stands (with the addition of a fuse on the charger lead). I'm glad I picked up the book though because it has good advice on wiring and crimp connectors. It's a good idea to buy marine wire that is tinned. I was balking at the expense and was about to run to Home Depot to pick up a spool of 18-2 for my LED strip cabin lights, but I think I'll spend the money on some ancor marine wire.
And the computer vulnerabilities are continuing, so the day job has completely eclipsed the boat building. I may not get to build anything this week and I've got a busy Saturday between neighborhood work and a concert. With luck, Sunday will be quiet and I can get the battery box mounted. I have a plan for that.