Ideas for a console

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JL8Jeff wrote:
02 Apr 2020, 10:01
When you click on "Post Reply" if you look down below, you will see 2 tabs "Options" and "Attachments". Click on "Attachments" and then click the "Add files" button to upload a picture. My console had an Evinrude prop outboard with that gauge in the console that was part of the wiring harness so I had the hole when I sold that motor. I had an ammeter sitting around from a previous project and it was the same size so I wired it up and now I can check the charging while I'm running and no holes in the console.
Thanks Jeff for the pic instructions. I got it on here, sideways but here, from my phone. I'm no computer head by any means.

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MaritimeMatt wrote:
02 Apr 2020, 21:57
Thanks Jeff for the pic instructions. I got it on here, sideways but here, from my phone. I'm no computer head by any means.
I can't help you with the sideways or upside down picture issue, I don't have a cell phone. I see this happen to people on quite a few message boards. I think it has something to do with the setting the picture was taken, landscape or portrait or if you were standing on your head. :wink:
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I've had plenty of time to tinker during the pandemic. I tried several ideas for a swing away console.... But unfortunately none of them were good enough.... The final result just didn't feel as solid as I'd want. I ended up making the parts I used into a fixed console on my 16' starcraft....The good news is that boat is wide enough for dancing so "swing away" was of marginal value. Can't wait for a decent weekend to try it out..
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That console is legit! Nice work man. :beer:
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Shaugh wrote:
28 Apr 2020, 17:30
I've had plenty of time to tinker during the pandemic. I tried several ideas for a swing away console.... But unfortunately none of them were good enough.... The final result just didn't feel as solid as I'd want. I ended up making the parts I used into a fixed console on my 16' starcraft....The good news is that boat is wide enough for dancing so "swing away" was of marginal value. Can't wait for a decent weekend to try it out..

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That console is a work of art. Awesome job.

Call me a skeptic but I think the helm chair is gonna be a nuisance. I think it'll be trying to roll away while you're running.

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Those aren't wheels. They're soft plastic legs. They stick like glue on the sanded paint floor. Comfortable chairs with good back support that you can move around anywhere on the boat are the only way to go imo.

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Shaugh, can you show me some pictures of your under Bow storage/step/cabinet/woodwork?

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