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Old 02 March 2011, 08:41   #11
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Had the same issue on my refurb, fitted a stainless plate for the extra gauges and switches etc over a large hole.
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Polished stainless means you can check you hair whilst underway. All I need now is hair
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Polished stainless means you can check you hair whilst underway. All I need now is hair

also means when the sun's out you can't see where you're going
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also means when the sun's out you can't see where you're going
Powder coated aluminium might be a better option, save you a fortune in jigsaw blades too if you're diy'ing it
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We also used (brushed) stainless steel for the new top mount control and steering boss when we repowered, but also used some white plastic (not perspex....this stuff was weather resistant etc) for covering the old holes (stereo and different vHF) where we remounted a new vHF....Sikaflex and allen key domes stainless bolts to fix....Found a guy online who cut /drilled the perspex to order (to accept the vHF) and posted through all for less than 10!!.....MUCH cheaper /easier than buying a large sheet
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Thanks for the advice.
The plate sounds like a good option to keep the console looking neat. Also does anyone have any experience with the garmin 551s? or have any other similar plotters that they could recommend?
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