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#1 c.wiklund OFFLINE  

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Posted December 10, 2016 - 11:45 AM

Hi!

I want a few extra switches horns and plow lamp. Is there something smart to buy that is waterproof. Something like this: DF_SP33_1.jpg

 

I do not have much space on the dashboard, so I have probably put an extra panel elsewhere

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or replace the light switch to a 3 way rotary switch

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Posted December 10, 2016 - 12:02 PM

I have used regular toggle switches for adding extra circuit. Some have a rubber boot for weather resistance.
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Posted December 10, 2016 - 12:11 PM

Is that an empty hole next to the hour meter?

If so, you could fab up a little plate to go over that, toss in a couple of waterproof toggles, and be good to go.
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Posted December 10, 2016 - 12:12 PM

 Hi shorty! Yes I also looked at the type..

 

But one of the problems is that there are no good places to put switch. I will kick them or get caught in them. So you would have a panel where they are a little recessed.

 

Stiemmy Yes it's a empty hole but I plan to add a fuel gauge.


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Posted December 10, 2016 - 12:26 PM

I wonder if I would put a panel next to the key

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or next to the chair

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Posted December 10, 2016 - 01:03 PM

Next to the key maybe a good option.
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Posted December 10, 2016 - 01:35 PM

We just completely refitted out pontoon boat.

 

I ordered a custom panel from these folks: https://newwiremarine.com/

 

Haven't used it yet but it seems to be well built.  They sell individual switches if you want to build them in to your own panel.


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Posted December 10, 2016 - 01:36 PM

Be carefull that you don't overload the charging system. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted December 10, 2016 - 01:41 PM

Hi Micarl! Thanks! I will check that.

 

I also found this, but I wonder if it is weather resistant.

I could replace the switch on the panel.

 

http://en.laboutique...avid-brown.aspx

 

 

I plan to switch all the lights to LED in place of the old ones, so I hope I shall reduce the load


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Posted December 10, 2016 - 10:48 PM

If these are winter use only or something you won't need all the time, you may want to consider a pig-tail and a magnetic anchored box on the hood.
You could remove the box and tuck the wires away when not needed.
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Posted December 11, 2016 - 04:15 AM

Hi MH81! Yes it is a smart solution.

But I live att 59Latitude so we have "winter" ½ year.. :-)  Well not winter, but dark.   

But someting like this culd be smart

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