Re: Helm control panel question
"Since you don't need to constantly monitor them they could be placed perhaps at a seat back to the side of the wheel."
Thanks Gladrags1, I'll start looking.. but I'll likely build up my own just because, but still look at the factory items for ideas. As for as your statement above... I am one who has had countless hours operating many types of equipment and working engines... scanning over the gauges every minute or so, is just part of operating whatever it is (power boat, combine, tractor, track hoe, semi truck, your local commuter, any thing with an engine really). If there is ever an issue on the engine... one needs to see it coming before its a big problem. The scan takes a micro second is all. Its hard for me to operate anything whose systems are not monitored.
I sometimes think people think little engines do not need monitoring... it still an engine working to its design... doesn't matter if its 1 cylinder or 24... its all the same systems and needs.
Thanks, regards, Dave
1980 Seafarer Swiftsure 30
1978 Bayliner Buccaneer 270 (now sold and being restored in FL)
1962 SeaMac 14' Plywood Runabout, mahogany decked, with 1959 Evinrude 35 Big Twin (owned since age 17, I'm now 60)