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Old 09-27-2016, 07:23 AM
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Default Sea Hunt 260 switch panel - Toggle changed to rockers

Received my new panel from New Wire. The old panel is 10 years old was not reliable. I thought about rebuilding the panel and decided against it. I can read the back lit switches at night where before I had to guess what switch was I was operating. Install was very easy.. I must say I was a bit hesitant but the entire install took 1 1/2 hours. Just need to get the boat cleaned up and she will be ready to go.

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Old 09-27-2016, 11:53 AM
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that looks great.. How much would that run. Shoot me a PM if you would like..
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I'm working on bad switches now and want to make the same change. Where did you get the switches?
I have the same thing you had and want the rocker switches.
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New Wire Marine did the whole panel. There contact info is in this section. Easy to work with and even easier to install. I guess the hardest part was trying to get a little creative on colors and switch names.
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Man, this is fantastic! I own the same boat, and want the same thing done. PD'd them to get it done. Thanks so much.
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Hello! I have the same boat and am trying to make the same panel. I put in 2.25inch height and it keeps telling me that the panel is not tall enough. What height did you put on yours to allow it to fit? Thanks
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Originally Posted by wingman1 View Post
Hello! I have the same boat and am trying to make the same panel. I put in 2.25inch height and it keeps telling me that the panel is not tall enough. What height did you put on yours to allow it to fit? Thanks
wingman1 - Hey, you must me using our E-Panel builder? https://newwiremarine.com/product/e-panel-builder/

Our online panel building tool is cool, but cannot make the panel shown here b/c it forces 1/2" margin all around the outside.

No worries only about a third of our panels are ordered this way, we can work with you to design a panel very similar to the one posted here.

Can you send us an email? sales@newwiremarine.com or give us a call (843) 297-8348 to get that started. Thank you!
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Just saw another one come through:


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Old 05-22-2020, 07:14 PM
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Originally Posted by lumberman View Post
that looks great.. How much would that run. Shoot me a PM if you would like..
I just went through and priced out the OP's panel using their online builder.

White backlight, fully wired: $597
Blue backlight, fully wired: $682

White backlight, jumpers only: $519
Blue backlight, jumpers only: $605

Assuming someone would try to DIY this:

Finding the rocker switches can be a challenge. ($5 x 12 plus the newwire custom actuators $8 x 12)
Finding the 12V socket or 12V USB is easy. ($9 + $22)
Finding breakers is easy. ($3 x 12)
Getting a panel cut might be a challenge but any local plastics shop can cut acrylic to spec. I priced out an acrylic panel from a now-defunct shop last year at $60 using the old panel as a size and mounting hole template.
A spool of duplex tinned 12ga wire. ($40)
Bulk heat shrink connectors ($20)

Rough best case total: $323 in parts

And then once you assembly everything, wiring the jumpers is going to be time consuming. Figure a day's worth of work with a heat gun.

So the question really is: what is your time worth? I was taken aback by the price tag at first, but after doing the math, it seems like a good deal.
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Originally Posted by andrew_ View Post
I just went through and priced out...

... after doing the math, it seems like a good deal.
Thanks! Which is why we have over made over 10,000 panels in the past 6 years and have over150 pro installers who outsource this to us.

...Not to mention the DIYr's switch and breaker price means he's buying cheap Chinese knock-offs on eBay... so he'll have to do all the wiring again in a year or so when the seals fall out and the switch fills with water and stops working.

.... and our DIYer must have and be able to use a multimeter and expect to spend 3 extra hours ohming out his knock-off switches, trying to figure out what each pin does after sending 10 emails to a non-responsive factory in china trying to get a wiring diagram or ask a question.

... some of those DIY'rs will call us, since we're nice Americans who answer the phone - to get free wiring advise he could not get from the knock-off factory in the opposite time zone. Eventually our experienced electrical techs will realize what he's describing is NOT a genuine Carling switch that we carry (those Chinese knock-offs rarely share negative terminals), and have to tell him he needs to contact the company he got them from. Doh!

... Then trophy shop he finds to cut his plastic will use 1/8" or 3/16" non-impact acrylic which will crack in a year - if not during install. And will have only white or black available, not 17 different combinations of UV grade heat laminated ABS.

... Plus the plastic guy won't cut the switch holes right on the first try, our hypothetical DIY'er will have to get it done twice, or spend hours filing, where he will scratch his $60 panel with the metal rasp.

... there will be no laser etching on ABS... It will take weeks to source everything and dozens of hours sitting on a computer at work researching... then, finally if he get's get lucky, will have a result that looks amateurish... but if you don't count your own time certainly saves some cost.

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uhhhh why post such a defensive and snide reply to a post supporting your products, value of services, and company? That's not a good look.
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Originally Posted by andrew_ View Post
uhhhh why post such a defensive and snide reply to a post supporting your products, value of services, and company? That's not a good look.
Sorry Andrew, that's not what I meant. Was trying to add supportive examples to your positive claim - which I appreciate you posting - and give examples of what people have told us over the years they run into.

I did not mean it to be condescending towards you. PM me your email or phone if you'd like and I'd be happy to chat with you in person. I appreciate your support for our company, and spending the time documenting the value. Thanks!
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