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Old 29 March 2015, 20:53   #71
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That's the look before being polished.

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Also notice that the control box is mounted too low. I should have done more testing before mounting it. Anyway, I'll move it up, and fill the old hole with hex bolts ....
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Old 30 March 2015, 01:57   #72
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Installed the steering helm and cable

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You can see the aluminum angles inside the console to support a shelf

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The console is bolted onto the deck with togglers and aluminum angles.

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I also screwed 4 footman's loops to anchor the battery. The screws are reinforced with epoxy resin.

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One thing is the steering cable is slightly pressing onto the tube. Is this going to be a problem?

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Old 30 March 2015, 14:01   #73
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Looking good. I like what you did to reinforce the console. The steering cable should be fine. The last two steering cable setups I had, the steering cable pressed up and rubbed against the tube. No harm done.
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Old 30 March 2015, 18:01   #74
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The cable doesn't move so it shouldn't rub.
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Old 02 April 2015, 00:02   #75
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Installed the steering linkage

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By the way, how should I weather proof the helm? The helm is a piece of hard plastic. I guess I could put 3m 5200 around the base, but it would smear and make the aluminum plate look dirty.

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Is it possible to find a rubber ring washer of the correct size, or cut one myself?
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Old 03 April 2015, 20:55   #76
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Cut holes on the console for the tachometer and voltmeter. For other engine info I'll use the display inside the fish finder.

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I cut the smaller hole using a hole saw, and the bigger hole using the dremel hole cutter.

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Did a few practice runs on a shoebox to make sure I set the cutter correctly.

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I've found that a good digital caliper is indispensable for a project like this. I've used it to measure many things, like the size of screws, holes, wires, thickness of boards, etc. A very good investment for $10 at Amazon.

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Old 04 April 2015, 22:44   #77
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Finally installed the control cables and control box

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The wire harness (for starting, trim, tach meter, warning lights, etc) is way too long. I will coil it up and hide it inside the console.

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Old 04 April 2015, 22:44   #78
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The NMEA 2000 cable is also too long, and will be coiled up the same way. I also installed a fuse box with 12 fuses. I probably won't use more than half of them, but better safe than sorry :-)

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Old 05 April 2015, 04:45   #79
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Good write up. Nice to see someone doing good work. Keep the pictures coming
Would not want that wheel in the UK though
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Old 08 April 2015, 03:10   #80
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Would not want that wheel in the UK though
What's wrong with the UK? Cold fingers? :-)
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