Hi! Mine was bad to, I made a new one in solid teak, put on engine temp and tank gauge. (Haven’t put on the plexi yet)
Really really nice! How much to make us one?!
Hi! I made one for the other steering pos but i can’t use it on my 45ds because of the high roof I starboard cabin, I have to make a new smaller one. It is supposed be switch panel for heating in cockpit and switches for some light, I think it fits on 44i, because it has two lazarettes.
That is really nice woodwork, really compliments the boat. I like it. Great location for the fuel gauge too. I have to squat down on the floor to read the OEM location in the aft cabin.
We have a similar engine panel, the one with four buttons, no key, but mounted in a recess moulded in the fibreglass, which also has the shelf for the plexiglass.
Our sun is diabolical on plastic. When the boat, also 2009, was new, my wife made a simple denim square and stuck stick on velcro (the soft side) above the clear plastic and down each side to hold it in place. The plastic still is clear and the panel looks fine, though as I have said above, the hours display has not worked for some time. Even the material still is serviceable though always in place when we leave the boat. Has not blown off in the wind so far. I know it is too late now for the original, but worth considering a protective cover for the new one.
Bought the remaining parts for that Picaxe project which is programmed with my best estimate of the hours to date, and discovered I can easily install it using the plug which held that relay which charges the house battery from the alternator. It was removed long ago and replaced by a two way VSR so both batteries are charged by either the alternator of the solard panel. It will be in the cabin, but easy to read. Now to finish the job and instal it!
Hi! My hour meter was bad to, I changed the lcd cluster and now it’s fine with correct hours 👍😊
Hi Kapteinkork, yes, I have read in previous threads on this subject that the totaliser continues to work. Very strange that companies like Yanmar and VDO(?) would let such a weak link slip through in their equipment. I hope they will fix it if they have not already.