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Old 04 October 2012, 21:41   #11
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Moving along: switches in... Which took a bit of rewiring & the HDS-7

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Doesn't look like much but it's the little things...

(Airmar P79 was installed too but haven't tested it yet)
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Old 05 October 2012, 19:02   #12
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Looking real sharp, good things take time.

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Old 06 October 2012, 19:53   #13
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Stickers make everything look better (so says my sponsored athlete friends who put them on everything)

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The last bit will be to re-do the the 12v switch panel (lower right) to match the dash & the plate around the VHF (the in-dash switches are all 24v equipment).
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12v panel wired up. Had four switches/breakers; now I have eight. Left column is (top to bottom) 40A master, then VFH, GPS, Sonar (Lowrance LSS-1),and a space in case radar is ever added. Right column will be music, 12v aux plugs, then two open spots which will probably go towards lights. I'm a little disappointed that I didn't get spacing perfect but it's a $4 piece of aluminum and some paint. I can redo it if I want!

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Looks OK from here...don't sweat the little stuff as long as the wiring is sound.

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So, earlier in this thread, the mess of wiring could be seen. I'm finally starting to work on it.

Now I know why people are proud of and post pictures their wiring. It's time consuming!

Hopefully, I'll have a little more time next weekend.
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That looks nice. I'm already redoing mine as it don't come out as pretty as I wanted. Practice counts for a lot. Even with the best intentions I didn't get it right the first time

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That looks nice. I'm already redoing mine as it don't come out as pretty as I wanted. Practice counts for a lot. Even with the best intentions I didn't get it right the first time.
I totally understand. I think I'll "finish" this weekend so I can be on the water the following weekend but since I'm working around the large, stock terminal block, it's not going to be perfect - hence that small terminal block on the diagonal there. I used a piece of 1/4" starboard that I through bolted to the back of the box; that way I can just us #8 3/8" stainless screws to attach each terminal block and the bus bar.

I'm actually already planning the next redesign since I have more starboard. I'll scrap the stock one in favor of something a little smaller. I need to add a couple of terminals too so I can hook up the LED warning lights to each gauge.
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