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Re: Flying Bridge Restoration

Posted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:14 pm
by Studini
carl wrote:Picked up my new Fly Bridge switch panel and the circuit breakers arrived from http://www.onlinecomponents.com, this is the last of my switch panel/circuit breaker upgrades. More to come on the Fly Bridge restoration...



Hi Carl,

I know this post is a bit dated but can I ask where you got your panel made? It looks great!

Re: Flying Bridge Restoration

Posted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:15 pm
by Studini
carl wrote:Picked up my new Fly Bridge switch panel and the circuit breakers arrived from http://www.onlinecomponents.com, this is the last of my switch panel/circuit breaker upgrades. More to come on the Fly Bridge restoration...

Re: Flying Bridge Restoration

Posted: Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:24 am
by shade2u2
Carl,
Also - is your new panel backlit to display the lettering at night?

Re: Flying Bridge Restoration

Posted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:36 am
by carl
I put together a drawing detailing the layout then I had a local sign shop help me layout and laser cut all of my new panels. I told them what I wanted where on the panel and they had them to me in just a few days. Bring your panels in to a local shop near you and start the conversation with them, hopefully they can fabricate them for you. I backlight my panels with a LED strip light, they come in a variety of lengths, mine are 6" long. Using a LED strip light eliminates all of those incandescent bulbs the factory installed.

Re: Flying Bridge Restoration

Posted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:49 am
by carl
Sanded, primed with three sprayed coats of "Interlux Brightside Steel Grey". Thanks to a Big Hearted fellow forum member Wayne (Dependo).

Re: Flying Bridge Restoration

Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:25 pm
by carl
She is coming together slowly but surely...

Re: Flying Bridge Restoration

Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:09 am
by ddependo
Looks good Carl.
Wayne

Re: Flying Bridge Restoration

Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 12:49 pm
by carl
Starting to fit out the bridge. Steam cleaned and coated the underside with white Interlux BilgeKote paint, it looks better then the bare aluminum and will be easier to keep clean but I did it primarily so that when I need to open the cavity to access the wiring and components under there it will be brighter and easier to work in with a flashlight. New gauge dash panels installed, new horn button, Bennett trim tab switch panel, auxiliary dual USB outlet port and new ignition fuse holders. I did away with the original toggle switch ignition and installed keyed ignition switches.

Re: Flying Bridge Restoration

Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 5:51 pm
by Fastjeff
Lookin' good!

Jeff

Re: Flying Bridge Restoration

Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 7:37 pm
by carl
Horn, AM/FM Antenna, Handrails (2), Anchor Light and VHF Marine Radio Antenna Mounts (2) installed today. Additionally you will see four stainless bow eyes, one in each corner of the fly bridge, these are permanent and in place to rig the bridge onto and off the boat. Underneath the bases of the handrail standoffs you will see my Starboard insulators installed to separate the dissimilar metals stainless and aluminum.