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Hello, Does anyone have a picture of a converted Everglade 290 pilot to Bocatech switches? Thinking of Changing out my switches.
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Talk to New Wire Marine. They have done a ton of different setups, and may have pics of what you are looking for. Just got in a new dash for my boat a few weeks ago, and couldn't ask for a better transaction/customer service.
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how's the rewiring process ?....I dashes always look great but then I cringe on wiring them up
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Originally Posted by autobaun70 View Post
Talk to New Wire Marine. They have done a ton of different setups, and may have pics of what you are looking for. Just got in a new dash for my boat a few weeks ago, and couldn't ask for a better transaction/customer service.
Thank you. I will reach out. How was the wiring?
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Originally Posted by vfalcon7 View Post
Thank you. I will reach out. How was the wiring?
I went unwired on purpose, wanted to do it myself. Part of a much larger project, repowering the boat. Main reason I needed a new panel was to go from an array of individual gauges to a single MFD. Old switches are 20 years old and worn out.

Old dash and artist rendering. I was looking at Bocatech but decided not to go that route just from a $ standpoint, but very happy with the result and New Wire. Only thing I changed between the rendering and the final was to kill the Key West logos and put a cutout there for a Fell Marine kill switch there.







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how's the rewiring process ?....I dashes always look great but then I cringe on wiring them up
It’s a job. I rewired 20 circuits when switching to bochatech going from breaker switches and added a new terminal bar and bus bar. Terminal bar fed the 20 circuits and bus bar powered the accessories. I also wired the led bezel to be lit when the switch was powered and otherwise off. I laid out my plan, labeled everything and added two mini fuse panels for the powered accessories (mfd, vhf, radar, Sirus, etc) Start to finish was 50 hours give or take and a couple grand in materials the majority of which was the new switches. Did come out nice.
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Example from New Wire they posted today.



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Thank you.
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Originally Posted by autobaun70 View Post
Example from New Wire they posted today.


What does something like this typically cost?
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Not nearly as much as the actual Bocatech switches...

Here was mine, pretty basic removing the old Contender switch panel, if I recall it ran me $200.


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What kind of switches are the? Did you have to run any relays?
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Originally Posted by vfalcon7 View Post
What kind of switches are the? Did you have to run any relays?
The standard Bocatech.

Don’t have any pics of inside console on my phone.

- All switches have their own homerun (+) to a common bus, which is fed off the battery switch (with a circuit breaker between switch and bus)

- Each switch has a negative for the LED ring, which is tied to Common negative bus

- The load side of the switch runs to a terminal block, connecting to the corresponding accessory

- Switches have built if resettable breakers at various stated amp rating (you have to select this based on the accessory)

Wiring was really simple, but took quite a bit of time to route all the wires, heat shrink connections, etc.

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What does something like this typically cost?
No clue on that. My project was completely different in type and scope, so I won't even attempt to guess. I would recommend sketching out what you are thinking and sending it to sales@newwiremarine.com. They can quickly throw together a overall concept for you and give ballpark pricing. Going to vary quite a bit depending on options and how much of the wiring you wish for them to do for you. Can also go through their website. https://newwiremarine.com/custom-swi...-buyers-guide/

Main thing with them, they had really great communication, and over delivered on every timeline. Absolute pleasure to do business with.
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Originally Posted by OliMiami View Post
What does something like this typically cost?

A lot, like $1500-2000
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The acrylic panel is cheap (ish, relative term). The expensive part is the switches at $85 per.
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We got a quote for 11 or 12 Bocatech switches on a black acrylic panel with a small contender logo, wired with heat shrink and ready to install for a good amount less than $1500-$2k from new wire.
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Originally Posted by WestEnd1 View Post
We got a quote for 11 or 12 Bocatech switches on a black acrylic panel with a small contender logo, wired with heat shrink and ready to install for a good amount less than $1500-$2k from new wire.
where did you get yours from?
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Is there anywhere that sells these cheaper than $85 a switch?
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How about those indicators that go right on the bexel, so you don’t even have to have a panel? Are those Bocatech (or can the indicators be used on Bocatech’s?)
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Originally Posted by vfalcon7 View Post
Is there anywhere that sells these cheaper than $85 a switch?
I believe they are $65 at the BOCATECH web site, but well worth it. especially when you consider that the breaker is self contained and the wiring is potted in to the switch. Apart from eliminating the need for a separate circuit breaker or fuse, the self contained breaker eliminates additional wiring and two connectors per switch. The potted wiring eliminates a source of corrosion and four connectors per switch.

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