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Old 05-15-2013, 07:46 AM
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Default Recent Custom Boat Switch Panel Photos

Wanted to post a few of our recent custom boat switch and breaker panels. If you're thinking about updating your dash/console, or are in the middle of a restoration project this may help get your thoughts flowing.

This first switch panel was built for a customer who needed specialty carling rocker switches with a guarded bezel. This was to be mounted near the transom where people kept accidentally turning his switches on.

Since we couldn't use our pre-printed rocker actuators on these switches, we engraved the panel with his labels.
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Old 05-15-2013, 08:00 AM
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Default Custom Switch and Breaker Panel Set (3)

This customer wanted to upgrade some old and temperamental rocker switches in his '87 Bayliner's molded plastic dash (two side panels).

He also wanted to upgrade from fuses to resettable circuit breakers. Since there was not enough room to put the breakers under each switch, we made a custom labeled breaker panel to be installed under the dash. This also allowed a few extra breakers for his non-switched loads.

He had us cut a hole for this ignition switch as well.
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Old 05-15-2013, 08:04 AM
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Default Carbon Fiber Custom Marine Switch Panel

Here's a quick and simple 4 switch panel with breakers with our carbon fiber "look" material.
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Default Sea Hunt Switch Panel

This custom switch panel is made to match an existing panel on a Sea Hunt. The customer was upgrading to some new digital gauges, adding a XM radio and swapping/adding a few rocker switches.

It took some doing to match the Sea Hunt's curved dash, but the customer was able to accurately describe it enough for us to match. We used the spec sheets from the gauge manufacturer to cut the mounting holes.
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Default Total dash replacement

Here's a shot of a total dash replacement. This customer wanted to update those old toggles and fuses for rocker switches and resettable breakers. He also wanted to consolidate and reorganize his gauges.
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Old 05-15-2013, 09:06 AM
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Default Custom Boat Panel Logo Engraving and Backlighting

A SUPER neat thing we can do it engrave and even backlight your boat's name or logo into the panel. Check out these lighted examples... can do it in white, red, green, blue, or yellow.

When the backlight is not on, the logo simply looks white.
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Default Battery switch and indicator panel

Here's a good example of a cabin battery monitor and indicator panel. This panel has the boat name engraved black into white material. Several indicator LEDs, cabin switches, battery voltage monitor and switch, etc.
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Default Lighted Text On Boat Switch Panel

Here's one more example showing another use for our backlighting capability. If you're driven your boat at night, you know you can't REALLY see those little symbols on the switches when it's really dark... the light washes out/through the symbol on the lens.

This customer uses his boat a lot at night, and wanted to be able to read the labels. We engraved and backlit all his labels to read at night. Also cut a ignition switch hole.
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Here is a finished product shot on the Sea Hunt panel above. Thank you Eric!!
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Here is a finished product shot on the Sea Hunt panel above. Thank you Eric!!
Too funny! I was just about to log on here and post that same pic from when you emailed it to me. Glad to see you here on THT Mark, and thanks for posting!
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Finally getting a chance to post another custom switch panel. This customer selected our white material, and black printed rocker switch actuators.

This panel was a tight fit height wise, but his boat had some room to go wider. So we put the circuit breakers between each rocker switch. Also added a 12V plug on this guy.

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Here's a small rocker panel we turned around within just a few days. This customer spec'd the hole he needed for his boat's ignition, where we wanted it and what switches and it was done.

We can do nearly any shape and size boat electrical, gauge or instrument panel from the simple like this to the complex. As the summer slows down this is a great time to get into that re-wiring job you've been putting off... trust me, it will take longer than you think so get started early .

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Old 09-18-2013, 08:27 AM
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Default White Switch and Breaker Panel Set - lighted custom actuators

This one is really neat. It was for a wellcraft scarab. This customer needed two switch panels on the dash but didn't have room for breakers. We worked with him to design a breaker panel that would go inside the console and protect both the switch panels.

He opted for custom designed actuators with backlighting, and a labeled breaker panel. He also wanted a house battery voltmeter in the console, so we added that to the breaker panel.

When custom cutting actuators we use the Contura IV style actuator on a Carling V-series switch body. I really like the look of the custom actuators on a white panel material. The custom actuators give a high end look, plus you can get exactly the labels you need... for instance, this customer had 2 livewells and wanted the second switch to also turn on a light inside the livewell, so we changed the image to show a tank and and light symbol, and added the text to the switch.


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This custom boat electrical panel also used our custom engraved switches. This customer wanted the text to be as large as possible for easy reading, as well as visible at night.

We engraved the symbols extra large into the switch, and the text in a large font into the panel above each switch. This allows for easy reading during the day and night.

At night the lamp in the switch illuminates the text above too in case you can't make out the switch function from the symbol.

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This is a panel built for readability at night, and made to match the blue LED courtesy lights...

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This panel is decked out... two colors, logos, the works. Here's another shot with less ambient light:

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This guy had breakers and carling contura II actuators on V-series switches.
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This customer selected our white material, and black printed rocker switch actuators.
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Default A carbon fiber panel

Here's a shot of a carbon fiber print panel with backlit switches. These custom engraved switch actuators were designed with a proof like always and verified by the customer.

This particular panel had some unique switches including a HI and LOW setting for the boat's windshield wipers as well as manual and auto bilge pumps.

If you look at the switches, you can see that these are truly custom. We used a standard Double Pole Double Throw switch here (not an independent lamp). We're able to do this, and make it work as a backlit switch for two reasons:

1) only one side of the DPDT rocker switch was needed
2) only one side of the DPDT rocker switch is tied to the lamps within the switch.

Those two facts make our ON-OFF-ON VJD1 switches very versatile... see, we used the right side of the switch (pins 4-5-6) for the actual current switching that sends power to the pumps or wipers.

THEN, we used the left side of the switch (pins 1-2-3) to essentially "trick" the switch into being an independent lamp type, by sending the backlight power reverse through the switch leg pins (1 & 3) with a series of small jumpers! REALLY NEAT!

So functionally, the top of the switch lights up with the nav lights (for backlighting) and when DOWN the bottom also lights up to indicate the pumps are in AUTO mode for example.

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This customer also opted for a pair of USB chargers instead of the standard cigarette lighter type plugs... for charging phones, ipods, etc.
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Can you please send me a quote for this work that he had done? I am looking to do exactly the same thing, including replacing the entire instrument panel with new Sierra Lido gauges.


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This customer wanted to upgrade some old and temperamental rocker switches in his '87 Bayliner's molded plastic dash (two side panels).

He also wanted to upgrade from fuses to resettable circuit breakers. Since there was not enough room to put the breakers under each switch, we made a custom labeled breaker panel to be installed under the dash. This also allowed a few extra breakers for his non-switched loads.

He had us cut a hole for this ignition switch as well.
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Originally Posted by oregon boat man View Post
Can you please send me a quote for this work that he had done? I am looking to do exactly the same thing, including replacing the entire instrument panel with new Sierra Lido gauges.
PM sent. For future reference, or anyone else reading this, please shoot us an email for quote requests... we're not on our forum page daily, and we want to get you the quickest service we can.

Email us at sales@newwiremarine.com. or Eric directly at: esteele@newwiremarine.com

Or use the contact us page: http://newwiremarine.com/contact/

Or complete this form to get an instant online estimate: http://custompanelestimator.newwiremarine.com/

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