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#11477997 - 03/14/16 10:24 PM Question for owners of older boats
K.D. Offline
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Registered: 05/04/02
Posts: 13323
Loc: Hurst, TX
Have you experienced the fading of the names of the switches on your dash panel? Other than relying on memory have you relabeled them somehow? I'm thinking of a paint pen and some nice script... Anyone have any other ideas? A Brother label maker works for my Plano boxes bit I don't think I'd like it on my dash panel

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#11478028 - 03/14/16 10:41 PM Re: Question for owners of older boats [Re: K.D.]
Classic Fiberglass Offline
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Registered: 05/19/10
Posts: 813
Loc: Denton, Texas
Use the clear labels
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#11478033 - 03/14/16 10:43 PM Re: Question for owners of older boats [Re: K.D.]
Captain Chunk Offline
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Registered: 05/14/09
Posts: 240
Loc: The Hilltop
Check out Iguana Grafix .

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#11478046 - 03/14/16 10:49 PM Re: Question for owners of older boats [Re: Classic Fiberglass]
K.D. Offline
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Registered: 05/04/02
Posts: 13323
Loc: Hurst, TX
Originally Posted By: Classic Fiberglass
Use the clear labels


Bingo!! I hadn't considered that but can pick my font. Thanks!

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#11479572 - 03/15/16 05:02 PM Re: Question for owners of older boats [Re: K.D.]
beeflover Offline
Angler

Registered: 01/01/05
Posts: 346
Loc: eagan, mn
I've found it doesn't matter, none of the gauges work anyway except the trim. Oh yeah the speedometer does go up to 20 when I'm runnin about 50

2005 Nitro

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#11479589 - 03/15/16 05:14 PM Re: Question for owners of older boats [Re: K.D.]
Ted Martin Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 07/26/05
Posts: 1167
Loc: Dallas, TX
Originally Posted By: K.D.
Have you experienced the fading of the names of the switches on your dash panel?


wait - you mean my switches had labels at some point?

grin

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#11479628 - 03/15/16 05:37 PM Re: Question for owners of older boats [Re: K.D.]
John175 ® Online   content
Super Freak

Registered: 10/21/05
Posts: 61879
Loc: Computer
I buy new switches from Ranger. I can redo all the switches on the boat for ~ $100.

I really wish some aftermarket entrepreneur would stock and sell just the caps...
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#11479635 - 03/15/16 05:42 PM Re: Question for owners of older boats [Re: beeflover]
TxDanFishMan Offline
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Registered: 12/06/09
Posts: 313
Loc: Keller, Texas
Originally Posted By: beeflover
I've found it doesn't matter, none of the gauges work anyway except the trim. Oh yeah the speedometer does go up to 20 when I'm runnin about 50

2005 Nitro


On my 1987 Nitro (pre-BPS model), I have no speedometer,no trim gauge,intermittent fuel gauge and working tach.
Most of the labels are long gone.
But it still catches fish and no payments for a long time.
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Slide right, coming in .... Fish On!

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#11479995 - 03/15/16 08:24 PM Re: Question for owners of older boats [Re: K.D.]
Mark Wendler Offline
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Registered: 10/08/07
Posts: 708
Loc: Azle, TX, USA
The below website sells the rocker switch covers by themselves. I've used them a number of times. Great product & service!!

http://newwiremarine.com/
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#11480010 - 03/15/16 08:29 PM Re: Question for owners of older boats [Re: K.D.]
kennerdude Online   happy
Pro Angler

Registered: 02/21/15
Posts: 947
Loc: Tx Hill Country
Greatlakesskipper.com

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#11480030 - 03/15/16 08:37 PM Re: Question for owners of older boats [Re: K.D.]
K.D. Offline
TFF Guru

Registered: 05/04/02
Posts: 13323
Loc: Hurst, TX
I like the custom panel site. That would work also.

In my case my switches are rotary type and the label is on the panel, not the switch.

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#11480453 - 03/16/16 04:25 AM Re: Question for owners of older boats [Re: K.D.]
Bobby Milam Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 07/13/14
Posts: 2193
Loc: Arlington
I don't read them anyway. Only have 3 switches. Lights, live well and bilge pump.

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#11480463 - 03/16/16 04:53 AM Re: Question for owners of older boats [Re: TxDanFishMan]
87Winner Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 10/07/15
Posts: 15
Loc: Alvord, Tx
That sir is also the best thing about my '87 Winner!!!

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#11482404 - 03/16/16 09:07 PM Re: Question for owners of older boats [Re: K.D.]
Jiff7210 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 12/10/13
Posts: 163
Loc: Wichita Falls TX
I had the same problem on my last boat. The panels were cracking, sun faded and couldn't read anything. I replaced the panels. I used large plastic cutting boards for the material, painted and clear coated them. Easy to cut them out with a jig saw and use hole saw for the gauges or switches. Just trace the old one onto the new material and cut it out. The material also sands fairly easily and should outlast the boat. I bought a label maker at wal mart and used that to label them. Then applied clear coat epoxy over the labels. Hope this helps!


Edited by Jiff7210 (03/16/16 09:11 PM)

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