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Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

I wanted to angle the gauges up a little to make them easier to read at the helm and keep a bit of a lip in place over each one to shed water. I didn't show the plywood strip I added across the bottom inside edge of the panel to offset it at an upward angle. It did improve gauge visibility. I have a Garmin chart plotter / radar display at the helm. It has a video camera input that I have not yet used. I purchased a "rear view" video camera for a car for about $30.00. I plan to install it in the base of the pedestal facing back at the instrument panel. It should give a me view of the gauges on the screen. That would be helpful.


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