Thanks Dave, I hadn't sealed the edges so will do this weekend when I fit the bezel. It's a tight fit between my cut and the rev counter so what should I seal the wood with, a smearing of Sikaflex?
Good idea on the plate, i may cut the heads off the screws and glue them to the plate so it looks like it's screwed in then Sikaflex as you said
I found it difficult getting into reverse, I think the cables may need replacing, the boat was garaged for 2 yrs before I bought it last weekend I have serviced the engine and replaced the steering cable, so may as well complete the job.
The boat and engine is 1999 but looks like brand new so I want to keep it that way
I have been looking at GPS systems, all silly money at £400 plus (Garmin include charts at that price), I have an old Garmin Quest with full UK charts so will probably use that although with age my eyes are not at their best for looking at small screens, I actually think my iphone with the Navionics charts on it is bigger.
I was looking at a depth sounder but the flooding hull discounts the in hull transducer, would a transom mount be a waste of time due to the position by the prop?