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« on: December 09, 2008, 01:57:42 PM »
Can someone folks post up some photos of how they have their guages laid out on their dash?  Thanks.
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« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2008, 02:53:17 PM »
Always mount the tach in the center.  If you want to go racin' then you can swap the tach and steering and mount the seat between the stringers and enter Comp Jet.

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« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2008, 03:03:43 PM »
Oh, this boat won't be going racing, well not is any class races.
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« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2008, 08:33:58 PM »
Greg, are you talking about cutting in new holes or in which order to lay them out.

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« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2008, 08:39:01 PM »
Greg, are you talking about cutting in new holes or in which order to lay them out.

Lay out.  The holes are there but some previous owner/hack decided to try and fill them in.  That fill-in is now popping out.  I may go ahead and fill the holes properly and then drilling in my own.  Lay out is what I'm looking for.  I know how they are on my Miller and I guess that's about the regular way to install them.  Just was looking for new ideas.

The old dash.  You can see the patches.
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« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2008, 08:40:43 PM »
here is mine
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« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2008, 08:44:02 PM »
there is

volts
oil
tach
water temp
fuel pressure
fuel level
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« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2008, 08:48:11 PM »
there is

volts
oil
tach
water temp
fuel pressure
fuel level

Fuel pressure would be nie to have up front.  That looks clean.
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« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2008, 08:50:21 PM »
Greg, are you talking about cutting in new holes or in which order to lay them out.

That look sweet too!  I like the clean look.
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« Reply #9 on: December 09, 2008, 09:00:48 PM »
Here's the layout in my Advantage before we restored it.

oil pres.
water temp.
tach
speedo
volt
fuel
hour

In the Rogers I wanted simple and clean.
When I originally ordered the Advantage I wanted a dash full of gauges.

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« Reply #10 on: December 09, 2008, 09:31:42 PM »
Who makes those gauges?  What is your Speedo?
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« Reply #11 on: December 09, 2008, 09:34:35 PM »
Left to right, oil, water, tach, speed, volts, fuel and fuel  O0  By the way, it says "Don't Panic" upside down above the guages (a little whitewater humor)

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« Reply #12 on: December 09, 2008, 09:44:50 PM »
GT, what make are those guages?  Doesn't that steering get DAMN hot in the sun?  :D
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« Reply #13 on: December 09, 2008, 09:48:23 PM »
these are the 2 best pics i could find up my layup

mock layup pre-paint



mounted after paint...

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« Reply #14 on: December 09, 2008, 09:53:00 PM »
GT, what make are those guages?  Doesn't that steering get DAMN hot in the sun?  :D

Some cheap ass Faria dealio's I had laying around, and actually no, not hardly at all as far as the wheel, suprised the hell out of me, the black Grant was too hot to touch though...

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« Reply #15 on: December 09, 2008, 09:54:42 PM »
Thanks,  That guy who had one for sale hasn't been back.  I guess I'll just keep looking for a wheel.  Maybe a butterfly dragster wheel would look cool.
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« Reply #16 on: December 09, 2008, 09:55:28 PM »
these are the 2 best pics i could find up my layup

mock layup pre-paint



mounted after paint...



I had a mechanical version of that tach, it was bagged from the Sanger (UFO) before I sold it to Tom, those are cool!


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« Reply #17 on: December 09, 2008, 09:55:40 PM »
heres the layup i did in the raspberry.....just like wizard was talking about



only thing i didnt like is the 2 guages just outside from the helm are blocked. i put no-so-important gauges there. (volt and fuel level) and put water temp and oil pressure on the outside. i had to get a bezel for the tach to turn the face towards me because it was so far out to the left.
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« Reply #18 on: December 09, 2008, 10:02:23 PM »
Thanks,  That guy who had one for sale hasn't been back.  I guess I'll just keep looking for a wheel.  Maybe a butterfly dragster wheel would look cool.

i still have this billet wheel for sale....

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« Reply #19 on: December 09, 2008, 10:06:28 PM »
Thanks Brad, but I'm not really sure how I want my new project to look.  I love the wheel I put on the Miller.
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« Reply #20 on: December 09, 2008, 10:12:14 PM »
I didnt cut the holes ,
I just replaced the gauges .



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« Reply #21 on: December 09, 2008, 10:26:22 PM »
I guess I need to crawl up under the dash to see what WAS there.  Right now all I can see are the external patches that are popping out.
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« Reply #22 on: December 10, 2008, 07:55:42 AM »
just the essentials ;D
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« Reply #23 on: December 10, 2008, 08:12:56 AM »
Who makes those gauges?  What is your Speedo?
Those were some inexpensive Gaffrig gauges that picked up from CP or Dana years ago. When we restored the boat in 05, we put in Hardin Stanless series with a GPS speedo. Dont seem to have any pics of those.

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« Reply #24 on: December 10, 2008, 11:00:05 AM »
Well, before I decide on the brand or color of the gauges, I need to figure out what I want to do for boat paint scheme.  I just thought I would look at how others have their gauges laid out before I do anything to the dash.
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