| | Nice in-dash storage solution
This winter I repowered my Boston Whaler 28 Conquest with the new Yamaha F250 4.2L Offshore motors. Because these motors use the "Command Link Plus" LCD display for their instrumentation, I no longer needed 8 analog dials (2 tachs, 2 temp guages, 2 battery gauges, a fuel gauge, and an hour meter) for my old Optimax motors. Separately, it always REALLY bugged me that I didn't have a great place to put my phone, sunglasses, sandwich, etc without them falling off the various smooth, rounded surfaces.
So... I had my shop fabricate a shallow storage box that would fill the space where the gauges were as well as allow me to keep the right half of the lower instrument panel (as oppose to buying a new panel with a big blank space, which would have been surprisingly expensive).
I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out! I realize I could have put the Yamaha Command Link display down where the old gauges were, which would have left the upper panel a bit less cramped, but functionally it makes a lot more sense to have all the important displays up top where I can see and manipulate them easily.
Now if only it will actually become Spring and I can splash the boat and try out the new power!
Last edited by jtcwhaler; 03-31-2011 at 06:56 PM.