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Misc rigging questions

Old 02-04-2007, 09:32 AM
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Preparations for Spring : 19' bay boat

1) How could I install a selector switch so I could run my stereo off my TM batteries when outboard not running for long periods? I have a 27 series on my outboard and have never had problems but if we go park on a sandbar for the afternoon I should be running the stereo off my TM batts. But I don't want it running off the TM batts all the time as I need that power for fishing.

2) Can you recommend a good waterproof switch to control the washdown. I plan to mount it beside the hose bib.

3) Need a new VHF antennae. Current one is shakespeare 4'. On a 19' boat do I have room for an 8' on the console and if so whats the best one for the $. No offshore duty here so don't need to spend a fortune.

4) Whats the best value fuel flow guage? I have a Lowrance LCX26 so their sensor is only $50. I have heard some people don't like it as it does no give mpg but gph only. Also it does not track fuel flow if you turn the unit off. Got the Yamaha F150 with digital gauges.


Old 02-04-2007, 09:39 AM
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Blue Seas switches are great quality product . . . I am sure that there will be one that meets your needs

Use the search function on VHF antennas . . . many good posts addressing your specific questions

Simply divide gph by your boats mph and mpg . . . assuming there is no current

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