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Old 02 December 2005, 14:26   #1
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Clocks?

Does anyone know of a UK supplier of a good, clear waterproof clock (with stopwatch/timer if possible?), that can be console/dash mounted with a 12v supply and red backlight? Ok, I'm probably being a bit picky with the red light bit, so any other suggestions gratefully recieved...

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PS. Not bothered whether it is anologue or digital, just clear and easy to read...
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Old 03 December 2005, 12:04   #2
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Ok, given the nil response I am guessing that my first post was far too picky!

What do people use on their boats? We have the GMT time on our DSC set but the display is tiny . 'Tis also on GPS but not on the display that we normally use. I would really like a proper clock that we can set for GMT or BST, and thus know what the tide is doing. I normally am in a drysuit, so my watch disappears below many layers of thermals and rubber!

anyone?

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Since your in London I would wait for the boat show in January and look not only at what the side shows are selling but also spend a day dreaming over some of the Gin Palaces and see what they have fitted for gauges.

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Thank you Pete, a good suggestion. I normally go to the Show, so will have a look. Although, whilst you see the nice brass clock & barometer combos in the wheel houses of all sorts of boats, I can't really recall seeing any clocks or timers on the smaller vessels. I know that you can get the timers built into the speed log and all that jazz, but I have been quite surprised that there doesn't seem to be a simple clock face available off of the shelf

Closest that I have got, is a motorcycle clock, see http://www.biker247.com/news/821.asp

With a 3 yr battery life this will be ok.

I guess that the rest of you ribbers are enjoying yourselves so much that you don't need to know what the time is?

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Try picking up an old Range Rover / Landrover one from a scrappy.

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http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Chronometer-A-...QQcmdZViewItem

Quite fancy one of these myself!!!
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Blimey! That looks great, although given how much it is glowing in the picture it could well be radioactive !

Having driven L'rovers for most of my professional career, I am not that fussed about any of their electrics on a boat. Fantastic vehicles, brilliant off-road, but the trim, gauges and ancillary bits are not as tough as the rest of vehicle...

The boat sits on the end of a jetty and is exposed to the weather, so it will need to be properly waterproof.

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Blimey! That looks great, although given how much it is glowing in the picture it could well be radioactive !

Having driven L'rovers for most of my professional career, I am not that fussed about any of their electrics on a boat. Fantastic vehicles, brilliant off-road, but the trim, gauges and ancillary bits are not as tough as the rest of vehicle...

The boat sits on the end of a jetty and is exposed to the weather, so it will need to be properly waterproof.

cheers,

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Russians not really known for their health and safety stuff!!!

The old Land Rover dials are great - must be quite well sealed cos I salvaged one from an old Landie that had no roof and had been in a field for years - connected up a battery and the clock was ticking no probs - no condensation inside the glass either!!!
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http://www.sport-thieme.co.uk/shop/art=611311105

Has time/date, full function stopwatch, alarm, etc. and is waterproof and even has suction pad mount designed to stick it to the side of a pool - but I'm sure it will serve just as well stuck on your console.

Alternatively i used to have a normal waterproof digital watch with the strap removed, double sided taped to my motor bike fuel tank as a clock - this would work just as well on a rib.
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Or if you want to spend a bit more money...


http://www.sailgb.com/p/weems_plath_...r_thermometer/

or

http://www.sailgb.com/p/weems_plath_..._inclinometer/
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