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Old 24 August 2010, 14:31   #1
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Switches

The engine tilt switch has failed on my Yamaha 80 - I have rewired it to console, but can only find automotive grade switches.
Any suggestions where I can buy a on/off/on switch, biased to off, that is RIB proof. needs to be tough enough to be operated by roughty tufty divers with gloves on. and waterproof enough to be on the console of a 5.3m smal RIB ?
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Old 24 August 2010, 15:08   #2
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Not ideal, but RS Components do these toggle switches. Make sure you get one man enough. The tilt mechanism takes quite a current and there may or may not be a relay in the circuit. You can find a rubber cap to go over the switch. It won't last forever because it will be damp in the console.
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Old 24 August 2010, 15:20   #3
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This any good?

http://www.ecs-marine-equipment.co.u...item-3339.html


Similar looking types have held up well on my RIB for the lights and bilge pump.
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I've got the ones that maplin sell along with their respective rubber covers. Used for nav lights & the like, and have survivved a couple of seasons (so far). Granted, mine spends it;s "no go" time in the garage anfd not out on a mooring.

My theory was at that price, even if they died every couple of years, they aren't exactly expensive to replace.


Option 2 - a couple of IP rated push-to-makes? (which was my plan until I tripped over a broken 703 with a yammy switch in!)
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Old 26 August 2010, 13:04   #5
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Thanks for the advice - I had thought of 2 mom push buttons - might be the way to go.

Have found the "perfect switch" made by Ancor (Marinco) in US - Single Pole Double Throw on-off-on (Momentary) 1 554028. It is IP67 rated (submersible !) UK agent is Unipart Marine, but they don't stock this particular switch. may order direct from US - it s only about 10

In the meantime - happy to hear any other suggestions
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