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Old 05-10-2019, 08:26 PM
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I have done this over the past 5 years as I could afford it and had time. I made the new dash cover out of aluminum and painted it to match the engine gauge panel. I installed a new Quantum radar, a Ray C127 and new Ray 60 VHF. I also added an M232 Flir to the mast and just put an eyeball cam under the hardtop looking aft. Before I put on the FLIR I added two RIGID LEDs to the back of the mast, one is a flood and one is a spot. Just have to hook that up after the engines go back in, soon.









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Looks nice!
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What a difference!
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Nicely done looks original!
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Thanks everyone.
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Sweet! I like all the analog guages next to the new digital stuff. Very cool.
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How did you do the stripe around the panel? That's great attention to detail.
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Originally Posted by rheinskipper View Post
How did you do the stripe around the panel? That's great attention to detail.
I took automotive pinstripe tape and placed it around the panel where I wanted it. Then I used masking tape on both sides of that and removed the pinstripe tape and painted where that was. Then pulled the masking tape. I had to do a few touch ups because it went under the tape in a few spots. I also used an exacto knife to get the corners right.
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Looks awesome! I'm always about function and wish I had the patience to do such a clean finish like yours! My gelcoat work isn't exactly the best. 😁
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Originally Posted by mth180 View Post
Looks awesome! I'm always about function and wish I had the patience to do such a clean finish like yours! My gelcoat work isn't exactly the best. 😁
Thanks. I use MarineTex on little cracks or screw holes and then wet sand it down. It may not match the color perfectly but it gets nice and smooth and you really can't see the difference.
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Cool way to have spreader lights mounted and nice to have both spot and flood. Under your Raymarine you’ve got some new switches. Where were the previous switches before the upgrade or are those for all new electronic items such as the lights?

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