Flying Bridge Restoration

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Flying Bridge Restoration

Postby carl » Fri Oct 21, 2016 1:21 pm

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Re: Flying Bridge Restoration

Postby boattown » Fri Oct 21, 2016 5:09 pm

Me too. I added alarms for exhaust temp, oil pressure and water temp. I decided to use Faria gauges on white quarter inch mat acrylic. I still need to fill in the etched labels so they are readable.

I'm documenting the total rehab of a 32 Sedan Flybridge here: https://1978marinette32.wordpress.com
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Re: Flying Bridge Restoration

Postby javalin390 » Fri Oct 21, 2016 8:02 pm

Interesting....great minds must think alike. I pulled my flybridge dash this winter for restoration. Mine is a 1975 37' sedan flybridge and the dash is the original 1/8" decorative plywood that, after 40+ years of rain & sun, the veneer is peeling apart. The gauges are very faded too (mine are Stewart/Warner's) I'm glad you fellas posted yours, as I am trying to decide a good material to replaced the plywood dash. I had thought about the acrylic, it looks very nice, but was thinking something bold, like carbon fiber. Just not sure where to buy such pieces of stock to make it out of. Anyone have an idea where to purchase the material?
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Re: Flying Bridge Restoration

Postby javalin390 » Fri Oct 21, 2016 8:20 pm

Love your web page, Boattown ! Awesome
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Re: Flying Bridge Restoration

Postby yooper » Sun Oct 30, 2016 12:45 pm

My 1988 32' flybridge sat out in the weather for years. The project boat was low hours and everything inside was like new. The flybridge electronics and gauges had to be gone through. I made a plywood template of the flybridge cutouts and moved into the shop. The wires and guages came out easily and I mounted them to the plywood template. I hooked a test light to a 12v power supply, got a good double crimper and started cleaning or replacing the connectors. I found new breaker switches and starter switches. I had to replace a few gauges and breakers. Correct starter switches were harder to find. I wanted brand new starter circuts. Also had to replace horns, antenna, light and Stereo speakers. Working inside on a bench helped get though it efficiently.

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Carbon fiber effect

Postby yooper » Sun Oct 30, 2016 1:08 pm

I just watched a wheeler-dealer episode about restoring a land rover. They took out dashboard panels which we painted a horrible bright blue by a prior owner. They took them to one of those little english specialty shops that sanded them and coated the parts with a film that gave the parts a perfect carbon fiber effect. All I remember is they cut a piece of film with the carbon effect printed on it and floated it in a shallow water tank. They sprayed something on the film and dropped the part through it. When they pulled it out it looked like it was made out of carbon fiber. Mike the show host said it was inexpensive.

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Re: Flying Bridge Restoration

Postby carl » Sun Mar 05, 2017 7:02 pm

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Re: Flying Bridge Restoration

Postby carl » Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:59 am

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Re: Flying Bridge Restoration

Postby Wilfred » Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:45 pm

How was/is the flybridge attached?
How much do you estimate the flybridge weighs?
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Re: Flying Bridge Restoration

Postby carl » Mon Aug 06, 2018 3:42 am

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