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Old 20 August 2015, 13:20   #31
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I then decided what gauges I wanted and possible enhancements in the future. Trawling the net Keith at Northern Powerboats in Sheffield gave me a great deal on new quicksilver gauges and a mercury control box. Once they arrived I drew round the gauges and switches to decide on the layout and began cutting the holes in the console. I hated this bit one slip with the cutting discs would ruin the console.

Rev Counter
Compass
Trim gauge
fuel gauge
and drilling the carling switches
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Old 20 August 2015, 13:21   #32
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Console finished, I was really pleased how it looked
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Then my first mistake in the project happened, having checked over the outboard I realised it didn't have a trim sender……Doh , I now have a hole that I don't need. Thankfully after a bit of head scratching I thought I would order a hour gauge and hope and pray it will fit in the hole. Which it did.
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The inside of the console was a bit rough so I sanded the epoxy back to get a smoother surface and then decided I wanted the inside of the console to match the rest of the boat (you can never have enough orange) and tidy it up. So back on the phone with East Coast fibreglass and I ordered a tub of flow coat.
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Garmin 451S was then fitted to the console and a hole drilled for the cables, due to the flex angle in the cables the hole had to go on the front of the console

Perko fuel cap was added
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Why was a Perko fuel cap added on a SR4…….

Well I had decided with this console to add a fixed fuel tank having spent a lot of time googling I came across a company called Tek Tanks in the UK. They produce fuel tanks and water tanks in the marine industry. Having looked at all the different shapes and sizes there was one that would fit perfectly to the dimensions of the inside of the console. This would mean I would not have to faff around with multiple tanks and change over valves as the tank holds 53 litres. So I ordered it and as an optional extra they could fit a Wema fuel sender which I went for.
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As I said perfect (snug) fit with the battery box and the Racor fuel filter inside the console rather than having it on the transom to keep the boat looking tidy and clear. I also purchased a new Numax marine battery
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Now this is probably where I go a bit overboard but I copied my fuse box from my Ribcraft and produced a smaller version using an isolation switch instead of the removable key
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At last the fun bit, time for the fit out.

I purchased Quicksilver Platinum throttle and gear cables as they had great reviews for being very smooth to operate.

I laid out all the cables, battery cables to work out the lengths I would need and a test fit for the fuel tank and battery box etc.
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Garmin Transducer was fitted inside the flooding hull on a bed off marine silicone
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