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Old 27 September 2014, 15:27   #11
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Also, forgive my ignorance, but if the engine info is displayed on the smart craft gauges, what's the benefit of having the same info available for display on the plotter too?
It's bigger and you can read it at speed
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I'd put any deck lighting on a seperate switch. It still messes with night vision however dim it is.
Mine was the same-it took far far longer than I thought. It's worth doing it while it's out of the boat though. So much easier.
I find Red deck lighting works for me.....does the job and keeps your night vision pretty well ...if it's good enough for our Nuclear Subs
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Old 27 September 2014, 16:27   #13
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I find Red deck lighting works for me.....does the job and keeps your night vision pretty well ...if it's good enough for our Nuclear Subs
Mine's red too, but I can still see better without it turned on
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Old 27 September 2014, 16:54   #14
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It's bigger and you can read it at speed
Okey dokey, I'll buy that!

Just to pursue the point a tad further, of all the info available via the smart gauges, which info do you regard as the most important to display LARGE?
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I will take some pictures from the front and post them later.

The interface box for the plotter was sourced on ebay.

The reason I like to link to,the plotter is you can split the screen on the plotter and have half chart and half engine info and I don't have to fit all the extra gauges on the console so it looks cleaner.

In the engine package you get the main tacho, oil pressure, coolant temp, trim, and another one. I didn't want to fit all of them as I think it would look really busy... So just fitted the tacho which has digital display that reads all the info on if you scroll through...
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Cheers butty, that's a really good looking console!
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The engine is in a full width engine box and as the boat is slightly wider than i thought the engine sits between the stringers rather than over the top of them, this means there is enough room to have a solid shelf either side, this can be used to:

A. mount the batteries, 1 either side with a split charge relay.

B. bolt/screw a storage box down to for spare oil and engine spare/tool kit.

this means the battery, isolator switch and a few other things can be moved from the console, so i made a start on that and also i didnt want the Auto Bilge pump switches on the console as im trying to keep it clean and clutter free, so i decided that can be mounted in the engine box next to the battery switch, so these have been fitted to waterproof junction boxes.

I have also made some glass brackets for the CAV filter and the raw water strainer, these brackets will be bonded to the bulkhead in the engine bay and the parts fitted to them, all this means is there are not a load of thru bolting to be done, looks much tidier....

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Very, very tidy. Hope all goes well
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