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waughoo

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Re: Gauge cleaning
« Reply #15 on: November 10, 2020, 02:02:32 PM »

I plan to do the replacement panel with new gauges on my boat at some point.  My gauge panel is the silver version and it has been scratched off and the gauges all have dirt inside making them quite challenging to read.  The price for the panel loaded with gauges and wired does not seem like too much to me, but I will admit it isn't as much fun to spend as say money towards a new feature (like a windless).
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Re: Gauge cleaning
« Reply #16 on: November 10, 2020, 02:53:10 PM »

Guys : Glenn asked the question about power to the engine instrument panel.
Of course there is power to the key switch IF the battery selector in on 1,2 or Both.  Otherwise there should be no power!!

I see that Glenn has discovered what I said in my post above - The 194 auto bulb is toooo hot for that instrument insulation!!

 Change to a 194size LED to hold down the heat!!!

A few thoughts
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Re: Gauge cleaning
« Reply #17 on: November 10, 2020, 03:02:24 PM »

Glenn,

I'm not seeing any dirt inside your gauges, maybe it's the reflection. But if they bother you, you can always replace them, it's not that expensive and it will definitely freshen up your panel.
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Re: Gauge cleaning
« Reply #18 on: November 10, 2020, 03:07:35 PM »

I have ordered the 3 smaller gauges from Defender as they seem to be the same .  Teleflex gauges are now made by Seastar.  The gauges are basically 25 bucks each. I am going to keep the Tach, I just have to detail it. I am sending the panel off to DMP Automation,Inc., contact is Steve. He said he would email me some information about their process, I will post it. I am also replacing the ignition switch and starter button. I figured they have been there for 30 years and as long as I am there.....
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Glenn Davis
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Re: Gauge cleaning
« Reply #19 on: November 10, 2020, 03:14:35 PM »

Glenn : What you are probably seeing is the discoloration/wear of the acrylic panel cover over outside the entire panel.

I wrote a Mainsheet tech note article on covering your entirely new panel with a Lexan panel.  Then sewing an Sunbrella removable cover to keep the Sun's UV from eating up the Lexan and the panel facing itself.   :thumb:

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Re: Gauge cleaning
« Reply #20 on: November 20, 2020, 04:17:13 PM »

I received the panel back from DMP. I mounted the new gauges. I am happy with the appearance. I also switched the light bulbs to red LEDs. 
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Glenn Davis
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Re: Gauge cleaning
« Reply #21 on: November 20, 2020, 11:26:03 PM »

That looks great!
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Re: Gauge cleaning
« Reply #22 on: November 21, 2020, 05:07:17 AM »

Very nice
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Re: Gauge cleaning
« Reply #23 on: November 21, 2020, 06:57:43 AM »

Glenn,

Strong work! As Ron suggested, a UV cover would be a good idea.
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Re: Gauge cleaning
« Reply #24 on: November 21, 2020, 01:25:58 PM »

Just a couple more photos.
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Glenn Davis
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Re: Gauge cleaning
« Reply #25 on: November 21, 2020, 01:26:58 PM »

Nice job Glenn!  As my boat is identical to yours, I would like to order the exact same panel.
Can you give me the email address for Steve at DMP and how much they charged you for the panel?

Thanks

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Re: Gauge cleaning
« Reply #26 on: November 21, 2020, 01:54:49 PM »


steve@dmpautomation.com,    140$


Nice job Glenn!  As my boat is identical to yours, I would like to order the exact same panel.
Can you give me the email address for Steve at DMP and how much they charged you for the panel?

Thanks

Roland
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Re: Gauge cleaning
« Reply #27 on: November 23, 2020, 10:12:26 AM »

PLEASE install weather covers on the switches so I can sleep better.   :sleepy:
They’re CHEAP at Defender.
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Re: Gauge cleaning
« Reply #28 on: November 23, 2020, 01:47:11 PM »

I made sure I ordered the Cole Hersree you recommended in another thread. I assumed they are good or did I make a mistake? I did order the  weather cap for the ignition switch but the threads were buggered, I have ordered another.


PLEASE install weather covers on the switches so I can sleep better.   :sleepy:
They’re CHEAP at Defender.
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Re: Gauge cleaning
« Reply #29 on: November 23, 2020, 02:47:03 PM »

Glenn : Besides the rubber boots on the starter, blower and the key switch - Also make a Sunbrella cover for the entire panel to keep the Suns UV rays off while the boat is not in use.  I wrote a Mainsheet tech note article w/pictures in the tech notes!!

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