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Old 11-19-2019, 02:56 PM
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Default New Blacked out dash style

What do you guys think of this new glossy blacked out dash look?

This one we did with rockers. Push buttons are also popular. Contact us if you're interested in one!


Blacked out dash on a '34 Monza


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Looks great!
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A few things I like about it, are that it allows for a total re-arrangement and swap out of electronics without fiberglass work because it covers the entire dash area with quite strong material. Also considering the trend this way on new boats it can really make a boat with a couple years on it look newer.

I love the way the logo came out in this one too.
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Also it looks like those display's weren't finished being mounted in that picture... we used our Recessed Mount on this one where the instrument was still mounted into the front of the panel, but there is a pocket that allows the unit to sit inside of.




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Here's another one with bocatech pushbuttons (resettable) and RGB backlit laser etchings.


Seacraft Acrylic panel with bocatech's and RGB backlit text and logo
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This would be our Reverse Flush Mount - where the units are installed into the back, and the blackout dash fits over them.

We can do this with most of the new Simrads and Garmins and the new Fusion Apollo units. Notice how the dash is 1/2" thick with black polished edges and invisible stud mounts... not the clear stuff with paint on the back where you can see the screw thread and fasteners.


Acrylic dash with Reverse Flush Mount instruments
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Looks great!

Always wondered what to use as screen protectors or covers if going this route, the Simrad ones don't fit anymore.
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Originally Posted by UncleLuke View Post
Looks great!

Always wondered what to use as screen protectors or covers if going this route, the Simrad ones don't fit anymore.
No they certainly won't fit. Maybe some kind of silicone sheet or something would cling well enough... dunno.
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tell us more about the backlighting...love the acrylic shiny look, and also like the backlighting, but never liked the clear acrylic w/the paint on the back as you mention.

but how are you getting solid black material to backlight? looking at the pictures it looks like maybe an inlay? is that right? and is the inlay the clear material w/the black paint on the back?
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Originally Posted by UncleLuke View Post
Looks great!

Always wondered what to use as screen protectors or covers if going this route, the Simrad ones don't fit anymore.
garmin offers magnetic flat covers for the 8600 series. They come with the 22 and 24’s, available separate for 10,12,16” versions
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Originally Posted by chainsaw42 View Post
tell us more about the backlighting...love the acrylic shiny look, and also like the backlighting, but never liked the clear acrylic w/the paint on the back as you mention.

but how are you getting solid black material to backlight? looking at the pictures it looks like maybe an inlay? is that right? and is the inlay the clear material w/the black paint on the back?
Yes, it's an inlay... it's really got to be - as far as I'm aware - if you want to backlight an otherwise opaque material like acrylic. We can laser etch the acrylic surface (like the logo on the very first picture I posted), but that would not shine light through. We can inlay back painted clear, or any of our laminated ABS switch panel materials. Gloss black inlay (to match the acrylic as much as possible) is the most popular, but it's not invisible - as you can see in that last picture. IMO the inlay does not look bad.
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Originally Posted by UncleLuke View Post
Looks great!

Always wondered what to use as screen protectors or covers if going this route, the Simrad ones don't fit anymore.
Flush mount looks fantastic but I chose to go front mount as normal because of the covers. I am about function over form on a boat and wanted them protected. Someone needs to find a way to create a full panel cover while still keeping the aesthetics of the flat panel.
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Here's one that just went out for a 2008 26 Regulator. We also did one that will go right below this on the horozontal area of the console, and one for under the wheel and throttles. This Regulator is getting a complete dash remodel with these three pieces, I hope he sends us an "after" picture installed!


2008 26 Regulator Dash Panel Replacement
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What is the average cost of a panel with switches like the one you did for the regulator ?
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Originally Posted by JFUENTES View Post
What is the average cost of a panel with switches like the one you did for the regulator ?
Guys, please, please call and chat w/ us before you get a number fixed in your head... prices vary so widely based on components, size, scope, wiring, etc...

...as a super rough ballpark you can probably expect low end around $500 maybe... up to maybe $3k - $4k high end with several panels, bunch of switches, trim tab controller, etc, etc.

So really it's price comparable - even less expensive - than even a decent fiberglass guy re-glassing the dash, then putting a small switch panel in there.

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We can also now do trim tabs in this style as well. Both electric and hydraulic. No controller required, just the standard leads from the actuators. Match your other push buttons switches, plus backlight the labels for night readability.

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Here's another one we did on a yellowfin. Check bottom left next to the wheel... pushbutton trim tabs look so much nicer with a blacked-out dash than the OEM control pads. Can do Stainless cupholders too on the horizontal surface.

We have a new online RFQ form... click, complete, get quote...

Get your's going now before the Spring rush hits... it's coming soon!


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What is being used to adhere these full dash panels to the console? Any issues with cracking over time or separation? They look amazing very nice work.
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Originally Posted by Lovegettinsnooked View Post
What is being used to adhere these full dash panels to the console? Any issues with cracking over time or separation? They look amazing very nice work.
Most of the time we use studs like the one shown below. We bond them to the acrylic with a a two part glue... is strong enough that once it sets up - if you pound it with a hammer the stud will bend all the way over before the base releases from the acrylic. We can also drill holes and through bolt them down if you prefer.

So far we have not had any issues with the 1/2" exterior grade cast acrylic we use cracking under normal use. You can crack it if you hit it hard, or tried to woodscrew something into it or something like that. I'd try to avoid having a heavy sinker smack into it... but that's no different than your Garmin's screen.



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