SailNet Community - Reply to Topic

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > On Board > Gear & Maintenance > Instrument panel came right out
 Not a Member? 


Thread: Instrument panel came right out Reply to Thread
Title:
  

By choosing to post the reply below you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Message:
Trackback:
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Click here to view the posting rules you are bound to when clicking the
'Submit Reply' button below


Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Click here to view the posting rules you are bound to when clicking the
'Submit Reply' button below


Topic Review (Newest First)
07-13-2012 09:50 PM
MobiusALilBitTwisted
Re: Instrument panel came right out

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lucky dog 2 View Post
linked your own post in a thread that was started 3 years ago, i sure hope it got it fixed LONG ago.
07-13-2012 07:04 PM
Lucky dog 2
Re: Instrument panel came right out

check this out

http://www.sailnet.com/forums/gear-m...tml#post896082
08-13-2009 03:12 PM
midnightsailor [quote=hellosailor;513261]The corners broke off?

Cheap fast and simple cure, get four barrel washers (large washer with small hole) or cut four triangles out of black/white plexi to use as washers, and just put them on top of the pieces, screw/bolt it back in.

Ibelieve you are refering to "fender" washers?
08-13-2009 01:51 PM
knuterikt
Quote:
To stop the engine you pull the stop. Only yesterday when I did just that, the whole panel came right out. The panel itself was brittle and the corners (where the panel was screwed in) just broke off.
Maybe you should try to remedy the root cause also. The stop wire needs to be lubricated now and then else it will become hard to pull. The stop lever on the engine needs almost no force to be moved...
08-13-2009 10:55 AM
zAr
Quote:
Originally Posted by hellosailor View Post
The corners broke off?

Cheap fast and simple cure, get four barrel washers (large washer with small hole) or cut four triangles out of black/white plexi to use as washers, and just put them on top of the pieces, screw/bolt it back in.
Oh, that's clever. Yes, that'll do the trick nicely until I have more time to get around to doing it properly. Yesyes. Thanks for that tip.
08-12-2009 03:38 PM
hellosailor The corners broke off?

Cheap fast and simple cure, get four barrel washers (large washer with small hole) or cut four triangles out of black/white plexi to use as washers, and just put them on top of the pieces, screw/bolt it back in.

If you want to replace it, after you use the masking tape, sharpie, and digicam, take the old panel to a bowling trophy shop or a plexi shop, and they can make up a copy for you. (The trophy shop can engrave labels, the plexi shop probably has other virtues)

Or...Check out CNC Machine Shop | Custom Waterjet, Plasma, Laser Cutting | eMachineShop.com where you can download simple CAD/CAM software for free. Make up your own custom panel, on your computer, and they'll fabricate it and send it back to you. Wood, metal, plastic...one heck of a way to do a custom job.

Of course the washers will get you back sailing faster.
08-12-2009 02:24 PM
rikhall If it would look better (strickly your choice), a piece of white or black 1/2 or 3/8 inch plastic (I "think" they call it Starboard) could also make a nice panel backing. In addition to drawing a diagram (and that is a must) take lots of pictures with your digital camera up close BEFORE you pull any wires off.

You might even want to get some masking tape and a sharpie and label each wires as you take it off.

They all look good now, but get a dozen wires off and they "all look the same!"

Rik
08-12-2009 12:38 PM
zAr
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vasco View Post
If you can't get another panel, mount everything on a piece of marine grade plywood and put that in place. The stop handle should screw off the cable. The electrical connections should be relatively easy to remove and put together again. Just draw a diagram if you're unfamiliar with them.
Well, that seems easy enough and a lot cheaper than ordering a new panel for $400 USD. Thanks!
08-12-2009 11:36 AM
Vasco If you can't get another panel, mount everything on a piece of marine grade plywood and put that in place. The stop handle should screw off the cable. The electrical connections should be relatively easy to remove and put together again. Just draw a diagram if you're unfamiliar with them. This was done on my Merlin when I re-powered and the Yanmar panel was too big for the cut-out in the coaming. Took the tach, starter, etc. off the panel, mounted evrerything on a piece of plywood and set it in. Painted it black and that was it.
08-12-2009 11:27 AM
zAr
Instrument panel came right out

So I have a Volvo Penta 2002 on a 1986 boat, the instrument panel is the standard version. To stop the engine you pull the stop. Only yesterday when I did just that, the whole panel came right out. The panel itself was brittle and the corners (where the panel was screwed in) just broke off.

Never having replaced such a panel before, I need guidance. How is it done? Does anyone know of or have a tutorial or installation manual I can refer to? It doesn't have to be the same model.

For example, one thing I'm wondering is whether I can replace the panel without disconnecting everything from the engine and pulling all the wiring clear out in order to thread the wiring through the holes in the new panel. Or can, say, the stop handle, be removed, the line moved to the new panel, then the handle reattached on the new panel - without pulling the whole thing clear out.

Thank you for any help or advice. I appreciate it.

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:51 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.