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Old 01-29-2004, 01:46 PM
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Somebody said this section needed more action, so here's some.

I am "updating" my dash.
Updating is a relative term, because my boat is 20 years old. I have no plans on updating the boat to try to pass it off as something newer than it is.
I am keeping the dated paint job, black windshield and pleated and rolled interior.
Therefore white gages won't fit in with the plan.
I am replacing the black plastic panels with aluminum panels painted black.
Gages will be autometer carbon fiber (marine version).
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Old 01-29-2004, 01:47 PM
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Here's the "updated" version (photoshop):
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There are 4 fewer gages, I removed:
2 amp gages, I will have voltage so who needs amps.
2 hour meters, I am moving them to the bottom panel with the ignition switches.

We didn't have time to cut and paste the new style switches (to the left of the wheel) and the relocated hour meters, but you get the idea.
Tachs are 5"
Gages are 2-1/16"
GPS is shown for size Garmin 188 color is what I'm thinking of using.
Drink holder in front of the throttles where the current speedo is.

The GPS unit has a very large digital speedo read out (on one screen).

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Old 01-29-2004, 01:53 PM
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Here's what it's in:
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lookin good I like the bezels. Are you going to change the steering wheel or keep that one?
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It is going to look great. We are definitely going to make it up there this year.
 
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Old 01-29-2004, 02:27 PM
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Zanie i really like the older paint job on your boat. We had to get rid of ours. The "rainbow boat" is no more.

Here is a pic of our dash as it sits now. We have sanded and painted the cockpit.
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Old 01-29-2004, 04:43 PM
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EH40:
Very Cool!
Chrome throttles with the trim switches...........drool drool!!!

FWK:
I'm gonna make it down to LOTO this year!

Just Once: I'm WAY over budget, Iam gonna have to retain the wheel.

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Glad to hear it. Make sure you let me know when to make sure we will be down there.
 
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I am getting ready to start on my dash also. I've got all original gauges(from '85) and the textured vinyl dash covering. Got Gaffrig II gauges w/red bezels, new black lexan, and gonna recover the dash in white. I'm gonna keep the original wheel since it has the Excalibur logo.
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