Dash Restoration

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Dash Restoration

Postby carl » Sun Dec 25, 2016 8:53 pm

This is a picture of my latest restoration, it is the dash at the lower helm in the salon. I used 1/2" thick black Starboard material with the original panel as a template, routed a 45 degree chamfer around the edges and countersunk the screw holes for a finished look. Installed all new gauges and two keyed ignition switches with new fuse holders just above the switches, I did away with the original toggle ignition switches. I installed a simple pull switch on the left for the lights in the gauges and the momentary push switches for the horn and the parallel switch are on the lower right still.
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1990 Marinette 32' Sedan Fly Bridge "IKOI"
Twin Crusader 350's (Closed Loop Cooling)
Bow to Stern Full On Restoration in Progress
Chickamauga Lake, Tennessee
A boat is always safe at shore, but that's not what its built for...

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Re: Dash Restoration

Postby javalin390 » Sun Dec 25, 2016 9:10 pm

Looks great. I am in the process of doing the same, to both, the lower AND upper helms. trying to decide what brand of gauges to use. Are those Faria-Beede gauges? Mine was originally equipt with Sun gauges, and the previous owner replaced two tach's and two fuel gauges with Teleflex, which have never worked properly. So I'm updating all of them. Just trying to get a feel for what are the best brand for the job.
Jim Elias
1974 37' SedanFlybridge
Twin 360 Chryslers.
Marblehead, Ohio

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Re: Dash Restoration

Postby carl » Mon Dec 26, 2016 5:43 am

The gauges are Veethree brand which is the old Teleflex brand. My boat originally had Teleflex gauges in it and they still worked fine even after 26 years but I did have to change out the senders/floats in both fuel tanks to fix my erroneous fuel gauge readings. I also restored both of my fly bridge gauge panels with a picture shared in another post here on the forum, the fly bridge gauges where badly weathered and discolored. Good luck with your decision.
1990 Marinette 32' Sedan Fly Bridge "IKOI"
Twin Crusader 350's (Closed Loop Cooling)
Bow to Stern Full On Restoration in Progress
Chickamauga Lake, Tennessee
A boat is always safe at shore, but that's not what its built for...

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Re: Dash Restoration

Postby Fastjeff » Mon Dec 26, 2016 7:27 am

No way that dash panel will fall apart like the original foam ones could. Nice work!

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Re: Dash Restoration

Postby Leviathon » Mon Dec 26, 2016 9:51 am

That looks great. I was going to look at restoring all of my Aquameter guages - um I think not. They wanted $1800 to restore 2 speedometers. That really looks nice.
Steve and Mary Levi
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Twin Chrysler 360's
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St. Joseph, Michigan

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Re: Dash Restoration

Postby carl » Fri Dec 30, 2016 10:46 am

Everything put back together today...
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1990 Marinette 32' Sedan Fly Bridge "IKOI"
Twin Crusader 350's (Closed Loop Cooling)
Bow to Stern Full On Restoration in Progress
Chickamauga Lake, Tennessee
A boat is always safe at shore, but that's not what its built for...

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Re: Dash Restoration

Postby honestcharlie56 » Wed Feb 08, 2017 9:08 pm

man both engines running with no charge voltage or oil pressure!! Your in rough shape!!! JK!! Looks absolutely fantastic. What did you end up doing with all of the old gauges?
1990 Marinette 32 Sedan Flybridge "Hubba"
Twin Chrysler 318's

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Re: Dash Restoration

Postby carl » Wed Feb 08, 2017 10:54 pm

They are all gone, trashed them when I cleaned out my storage locker. Problem is, I hesitated thinking would anyone ever be interested in these 27 year old gauges? then I tossed them. Now I'm thinking crap, somebody may actually have needed them. The fly bridge gauges were in rough shape and the main station gauges showed their age. Sorry.
1990 Marinette 32' Sedan Fly Bridge "IKOI"
Twin Crusader 350's (Closed Loop Cooling)
Bow to Stern Full On Restoration in Progress
Chickamauga Lake, Tennessee
A boat is always safe at shore, but that's not what its built for...

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Re: Dash Restoration

Postby honestcharlie56 » Fri Feb 10, 2017 7:49 am

Probably for the better! Again, looks great.
1990 Marinette 32 Sedan Flybridge "Hubba"
Twin Chrysler 318's


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