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Old 22 July 2014, 17:09   #1
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Tidying up console

So I'd like to tidy up the console on my new RIB.

Here's what it looks like at the moment...



Now I've relocated the compass back on top of the console. The cable for the GPS is all corroded and has mangled connectors so I have no idea if it still works. What I will probably do is get a new GPS unit with bracket and cable and fit that all at a later date.

The hole where the compass was I now need to enlarge to 108mm diameter so that I can fit a day hatch that I have purchased. Have something like this in kayaks I have and find them incredibly useful. What's the easiest way to enlarge the hole without making too much mess?

The electrics on the left I will mount on a new plate and relocate the battery cut off switch and switch to the nav lights all together then on the right will look to find a blanking plate to cover the holes and then want to mount the speed / fuel / clock gauge to the left of the tach. Was thinking of mounting a fire extinguisher low down on the right hand side so within easy reach.

Finally a good clean up should make it all look a thousand times better. Have I forgotten anything? Interested to hear any tips or advice.
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Old 22 July 2014, 17:13   #2
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I'd put the battery isolator inside the console out of the way. They often fail & cause problems & there's no reason to have them so close to hand.
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When I have finished with the boat each time, I isolate the battery and take the key with me. That way I know I haven't accidentally left anything on. Is this not good practice?
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the practice is flawless its the position that's flawed. its less exposed inside the console. I always mount mine on the lid a small ip56 box mmm lovely with the cables coming out of glands in't side and the back fastened to the inside console wall or shelf

100 x 100 x 50mm IP56 Moulded Box

Theses pictures are for a selector switch but it gives you the gist
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the practice is flawless its the position that's flawed. its less exposed inside the console. I always mount mine on the lid a small ip56 box mmm lovely with the cables coming out of glands in't side and the back fastened to the inside console wall or shelf

100 x 100 x 50mm IP56 Moulded Box

Theses pictures are for a selector switch but it gives you the gist
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Old 23 July 2014, 20:02   #6
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I didn't have room for the box and the rotary switches, and they are ugly, so I went with the Blue Sea ML series switches. Remote solenoids. very cool but a bit pricy.
ML-RBS Remote Battery Switch with Manual Control - 12V DC 500A - Blue Sea Systems
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the practice is flawless its the position that's flawed.
+1 Wot he said
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Old 04 April 2015, 14:50   #8
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Slight thread bump...

Can anyone identify the Yamaha throttle (704?) and tell me if it is reversible?

Currently the console is completely stripped and am starting again. Was thinking of mounting throttle on the left of the wheel, and mounting a Garmin 451 chartplotter where the throttle currently is.

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