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Customer Install Photos - & Step-by-Step from sketch to final product


Customer Install Photos - & Step-by-Step from sketch to final product

Old 07-12-2015, 02:44 PM
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Default Customer Install Photos - & Step-by-Step from sketch to final product

One of our recent customers (Ron) sent us some nice install shots, so I went back through some emails to re-create his design process hoping it might help some here understand how it typically works to start the process of a new switch panel with New Wire Marine.

Note, an exhaustive review with tips for a speedy design process can also be found here.

So, at initial inquiry Ron was already neck deep in a complete rebuild. Here's his starting point:

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And here's the stage he was in when he found us... vinyl wrap was done, and the boat's dash was already laid out. He needed the switch panel fast to keep this build going:

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Here's the dash mock up with gauges laid out.

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Ron told us that his panel was to go under the steering wheel. He came to us knowing what he wanted... that's not always necessary, but really speeds up the process to have something in mind. A good place to start is checkout a few of our past projects, so you know what you're looking for.

In this case, Ron had a great sketch... which is worth a thousand words. Note, ONE clear hand sketch does wonders to decrease lead time. (Note also a dozen 3MB images of you holding up a tape measure on your boat's dash does wonders to increase the lead time )

Here's the sketch he send us... that's really all we need, gives accurate sizing, layout of switches and other components, and he had already discussed with us the types of switches he wanted (custom etched and backlit):

Now he didnt have the artwork for his boat's new name... but he did have the proof from his vinyl wrap, and our designers made quick work turning that into a vector image suitable for etching:

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With a great sketch, and boat name graphic, we made quick work with his proof:

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Was approved with the first draft... paid, cutout and assembled in less than a week... here it is on our bench:

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And here's some shots installed on the boat:

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And she's ready to go in the water!

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Here's what Ron said about the product:

Hi Eric, The switch panel you guys made up looks fantastic! It really dresses up the dash! I really appreciate you getting it to me so fast. We've had the boat totally redone from the bottom up! So it's basically a brand new 1993 boat! I've put a whole new dash in, from adding the GPS chart plotter, to new gauges to of course the switches! So thanks again, and here are some pictures of the dash and I'm sending you another email of the boat itself. -Ron

Thank you Ron... we really appreciate the kind words and getting some nice photos of the boat and switch panel install work.
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