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Old 07-05-2015, 12:26 PM
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I thought I'd post another "recent panel build" thread with some custom switch panels we've done over the past couple weeks that I actually managed to snag a few photos of before they went out the door.

If you're interested in a custom switch panel for your boat, please take a few minutes and read through our buyers guide, then get an instant online price estimate here!

This is another panel for Mag Bay Yachts with the round push button switches that are becoming more and more popular. This panel went inside the center console of the first boat off the line... hope they will send us an photo of the panel installed to post:

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This custom switch panel covers just about the boat's entire helm area.... with steering wheel hole and all. For a sea hunt obviously... it's a good example of our darker slate grey (brushed look) panel material. We special ordered some with features that allowed the Sea hunt logo to be backlit.

This customer opted for custom laser etched rocker switches too:

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I really, really like the look of a black logo on our light brushed silver used on this pro line switch panel. The graphics really come out nice... I wish everyone getting a silver panel would do a logo like this. As you can see we precision cut a hole for a large instrument display along with a few gauge holes.

This is also a good example of our standard printed rocker switches with red indicator light. Getting rarer and rarer to see these printed switches on a top tier custom panel b/c our custom etched rockers are so popular... but these look/function great too:

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Here's a random custom actuator shot... actually designed by the customer himself on our other site: RockerSwitchPros.com... I love to see what people come up with there:

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This panel is pretty neat, the customer sent us a template, and he is actually going to heat/bend it around a curved console under the hardtop on his boat, so that it will kind of wrap around a complicated 'curve' shape, and when installed should look flat.



Here's a rocker panel with custom switches, and a fairly large backlit logo with the name of his boat and logo. We took several photos in various stages of ambient lighting to show off how the backlighting looks:



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Here's a few blank custom boat switch panels made with out white material. Also a gauge cluster / instrument panel to match:

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This switch panel was for - of course - a sailboat. He got custom rocker switches, but also something pretty unique... an engraved image of his entire boat, with indicator lights for each mast, nav and anchor light, to quickly see which lights were illuminating from the helm.

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Here's a nice woodgrain switch panel with a really unique shape... something like this should probably be sent to us to measure at our shop, unless you're really good with sketching / CAD. Something to think about... with an odd shaped panel, you can ask us to plot off some PDF's to scale on one or several 11" x 17" plots, that you can cutout, tape together and test fit.

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Old 07-06-2015, 11:39 AM
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Do you have any examples of work completed on a 31 Contender? I have a 2005 and am looking to upgrade the panel. Currently I have the standard Contender panel with 11 switches and separate breakers. I'd like to add additional switches if possible on a panel that is back lit. If you can, direct me to where I can view any work you have done for a Contender.

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Old 07-07-2015, 03:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Dtango17 View Post
Do you have any examples of work completed on a 31 Contender? I have a 2005 and am looking to upgrade the panel. Currently I have the standard Contender panel with 11 switches and separate breakers. I'd like to add additional switches if possible on a panel that is back lit. If you can, direct me to where I can view any work you have done for a Contender.

Thank you,

Doug
Doug, I poked around a bit and this one is the only one I could find, not the best example probably b/c it's a complete dash. It was for a friend of mine... I promise he's the one that insisted we put our logo on it too .

We've done many more, just can't find right now... we just don't store files by manufacturer/model for several reasons... but mainly b/c folks tend to customize the panel to suite their particular needs, which won't necessarily fit on the next guy's boat (even the same model) or suit their needs. So we really design each one from scratch based on what's important to that customer.

Shoot me an email if you want more info... or you can always use THIS FORM to get a fairly accurate price estimate on a completely custom project.

Thanks!

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Old 07-08-2015, 10:41 AM
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I appreciate the reply. I'm installing a new panel and electronics next week. I'm thinking about moving the switches from their current position to inside the electronics box. Once I get a good look at the finished box, I'll have a better idea of what I want to do.
But for argument sake, I'm looking at moving up from my current 11 switches to 15 if it will fit.
I'd like them to be back lit. Do you have a ball park price? Also, what do you think of the push button style switches that seem to be coming more popular? Are they holding up? I'm also open to ideas.

My boat is the 31 Contender. 2005 with the Contender One console. The electronics will be in the original box, just redone. Only thing in there will be a Garmin 7612. Everything else in the console.

Feel free to PM me if it's easier.

Thanks, Doug
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Originally Posted by Dtango17 View Post
I appreciate the reply. I'm installing a new panel and electronics next week. I'm thinking about moving the switches from their current position to inside the electronics box. Once I get a good look at the finished box, I'll have a better idea of what I want to do.
But for argument sake, I'm looking at moving up from my current 11 switches to 15 if it will fit.
I'd like them to be back lit. Do you have a ball park price? Also, what do you think of the push button style switches that seem to be coming more popular? Are they holding up? I'm also open to ideas.

My boat is the 31 Contender. 2005 with the Contender One console. The electronics will be in the original box, just redone. Only thing in there will be a Garmin 7612. Everything else in the console.

Feel free to PM me if it's easier.

Thanks, Doug
Doug... we've setup this online estimator for folks to try various components and get some rough pricing on a custom panel: http://custompanelestimator.newwiremarine.com/ I'd suggest trying a few alternatives there... or email me for a quote. That's estimator only works for rockers... email me if you want a price estimate on push buttons.

I think any increase in push button usage is purely aesthetics... just suite's some people's tastes better. The ones we use are holding up fine so far, but it's a new product and does not have decades of wear and tear like Carling's rockers do.

One thing to consider is flexibility down the road... with push buttons, if you add a load you've got to remember that the spare "ACCY 1" is now the "under water lights" or whatever. With rockers you can replace the actuator with a new label in 5 mins for $10.

Everyone has their own things that are important to them.

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Beautiful work. On the white panels, I think the word 'parallel' is spelled incorrectly. No idea why I notice this sort of stuff.

Do you know if the push-button switches will fit in the same space as the Carling lit tip toggles? I would like to change out my switches to the push button type and I'm trying to figure out if I need a new panel.

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hmm... it seems so. Thanks for pointing that out... and for the compliment.

And no... the push buttons will probably not fit in the same holes... they take almost a 3/4" hole, and most toggles take a 1/2" hole.

Unless they are spaced out enough to drill the holes out, would probably need a new panel.

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