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Old 23 December 2013, 19:13   #141
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Zinc chromate, a coat or two of system 3 epoxy primer and then kiwi grip. Yes, all the way to the edge, I think it looks better that way since I have the paint strip around the opening.
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Old 24 December 2013, 19:27   #142
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So the fancy switches are Ryan's fault, all his fault... I guess he should let blue sea know they sold one set from their sponsorship

So the cardboard cutouts tell me I can fit all my electronics in the electronics box I'm just not sure if that's a good idea. I really like it, nice and neat. And I dont have to cut holes in the nice console surface I fixed up

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Old 26 December 2013, 20:00   #143
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Looks good. Can't wait to see it all cut out and installed.
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Old 26 December 2013, 20:01   #144
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You could also run the tach on the gps with NEMA 2000 right save you some space.
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Old 26 December 2013, 20:13   #145
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You could also run the tach on the gps with NEMA 2000 right save you some space.
Yeah I'm probably going to do that too. I need that to get the fuel info. I hate to have everything so dependent on the GPS. I work with too many computers to have total faith in them. Trust but verify? But I can ditch the tach if necessary.
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Old 26 December 2013, 22:31   #146
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I have analogue water preasure to make sure I catch my engines before they overheat but other than that I run off sound and speed.

You can look at tach and speed get your gph then run future just off speed and know what range rpm and gph you are at.
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Old 27 December 2013, 19:11   #147
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I guess that's why you're a pro and I'm just a potential customer

I just want to make sure I don't blow up my engine. The tach has the idiot lights and alarms on it. I was more interested in that than the RPMs. I might have to reconsider your setup. The water gauges are smaller too...

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Old 27 December 2013, 20:27   #148
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Old 28 December 2013, 19:23   #149
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You dont have to put everything in the box. Save it for the most critical stuff to look at when driving like guages.

You can move the vhf under the box lower left, cutting hole in console glass, that would free up guage space.

Another idea is to use something like bluesea weather deck panels to move switches yiu dont need at high speed, right side of console aft door down lower.

The box is cool, but can be a pita when you need to get in there. Mine was removed and replaced with flat alum dash that you could get from say frontpanelexpress.com. Maybe if the bottom of the box was cutoff, would allow better access with rotection from condensation drips.

Your project is realy coming along. The console is the fun bit. Maybe just cut out the absolute minimum for now and get her running, then think about the rest.
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Old 28 December 2013, 19:40   #150
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also ICOM makes a really nice hidden mount VHF so all you see is the MIC.

IC-M400BB VHF Marine Transceiver - Features - Icom America
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