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Old 15 September 2004, 13:05   #1
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Starter Button

Looking for an engine starter button such as those used on the RNLI Atlantic class lifeboats.

Have had no joy searching at chandlers or on the web so, are there any lifeboat type people out there (or anybody else for that matter) who know who manufacture such a product - must be waterproof!!

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Try Index marine at www.indexmarine.co.uk

They are always very helpful.

or www. furneauxriddall.com

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Old 15 September 2004, 15:41   #3
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Thanks for the suggestions - good sites but unfortunately nothing that quite matches my requirements.

Attached is a picture that shows the switch i want......bottom line of larger buttons are what im after - they are all the same apart from the colour of their housing.

Any ideas anyone?

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Vehicle Wiring Products do these. Dont know if they are like RNLI ones but this is waterproof

or even this may look cool.

Excelent service.

www.vehicle-wiring-products.co.uk/VWPweb2000/switch-1/switch-1.html
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Waterproof starter buttons

Can't help I'm afraid, but if you ring either the Inshore Lifeboat Centre in Cowes or Engineering in HQ Poole you might have some luck!!! AFAIK, the entire Atlantic panel is a single supply - if the rubber on the starter buttons goes we need to replace the entire panel...so they may not know...

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Check out RS components. (http://rswww.com)
Part nos 418-1800, 418-1816 and 418-1822.
Not exactly as per your photo, but very nice jobs, and IP67 sealed on the panel. I've just put them on a car I'm working on and they are top notch!
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I'm pretty sure that I've got one of these knocking around somewhere -- I used one as the starter on Phoenix and got a spare. I'd describe it as water resistant rather than waterproof, but if you want it PM me your address and I'll stick it in the post.

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Old 27 September 2004, 14:49   #8
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Many thanks for the offer John but ive since tracked down the makers/suppliers.

The switch is 40 so it better be waterproof but im prepared to pay that as i know it will fit exactly into the hole and fixings that its supposed to!!

However, if yours is exactly the same as the one i want let me know and i will PM you my address. Any doubt and dont worry - dont want to inconvenience you!

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Starter Button

I have fitted a (on)off(on) waterproof toggle switch instead of a starter button.

(on) is for preheat, off is off, (on) is for start.

It came from RS as does the other stuff in the Index catalogue but without the X3 price hike.

I also fitted a waterproof stop rubber button which could also be used as a start button.

If you are interested in any of the above: lester_mccarthy@ipcmedia.com
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I have fitted a (on)off(on) waterproof toggle switch instead of a starter button.

(on) is for preheat, off is off, (on) is for start.

It came from RS as does the other stuff in the Index catalogue but without the X3 price hike.

I also fitted a waterproof stop rubber button which could also be used as a start button.

If you are interested in any of the above: lester_mccarthy@ipcmedia.com
Bloody hell and I thought RS was expensive......
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