I recently acquired a 1999 mud minnow w/a 02 merc 25hp 2 stroker. The hull needs some cleanup but will come out the other side just fine. However it needs to be rewired front to back. I'm not familliar with electrical other than some basics as using tinned stranned wire is a must. I've noticed a lot of the gheenoes have the battery positioned at the bow of the boat and thats the way this one came. My plan is to use 6 gauge from the terminals of the battery. The ground will go to a bus block and the positive will go to the battery switch. From the switch I will use 6 gauge to go to a 40 amp breaker. From the breaker and the ground bus I was planning on using 10 gauge to run back to the stern to a blue sea systems 12 slot blade fuse terminal with a built in ground bus. From there I would be rigging switches in succession using 16 gauge wire. All components (bildge pump, live well etc would have 18 gauge run to them. The only exception would be the stereo where I plan on using 16 gauge because I'm unsure of the amp draw but it shouldnt be over 10 amps. Any thoughts from the gurus would be appreciated. I dont want to set the new ride on fire. Also when determining necessary wire gauge do you measure the distance from the fuse panel location to the item to be powered or from the batery itself????