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Old 06-05-2022, 02:33 PM
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Nice progress. Those Faria Chesapeake gauges look nice. I am back and forth on those in white or the Newport SS. How do you like the switches bracket holder thingy? I was thinking of just mounting individual contoura switches, but that bracket looks clean and neat too. Did it make it easier to install?
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Old 06-05-2022, 06:48 PM
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The guy told me white is most popular, black second. The CNO insisted on this one. Something about the teak and gauges complementing each other. Fine with me…she designs it, I build it.

Love the switch bracket. You have fudge factor that way for the bracket. It’s the blue sea one on Amazon. Only thing is it’s only 6 but I’m pretty happy with it. The switches have a very positive locking into place and work well. I wanted to do plain into wood. If I did that I’d do the toggles vs rockers. Labeling becomes your issue then.

I tried rockers straight into the teak. I broke a board by pressing it in too hard.
Mine is 1/2” space between the lip of one to other. I can supply measurements or whatever for you if it helps.

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Old 06-06-2022, 11:25 AM
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Great, thanks. 6 works for me and can always move the horn button or something to on its own if need be.
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Old 07-07-2022, 11:11 PM
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So I think I finally have the helm finished with wiring.
This only the items that are not switched (vhf, fishfinder, stereo) will have their own switches on the device but fused through the power supply.

This took a little bit of work. But my OCD is pleased. It should be easy to install and troubleshoot should I need to

You can see I daisy chained the grounds on a row with light loads. However the top row with bilges, PTT, and cig lighter adapters are individually grounded.

I used 12awg for grounds. And mainly 14 awg for the rest but some 12 in app loads.
For clarity Red is fuse block to power on switch.
The orange is switch to load. I plan to put them near each other. The wires are in same order as switch rows and should be able to install them in corresponding order, hopefully.


















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Old 07-08-2022, 07:26 AM
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That's nice!!
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