One of my other boats needed a bit of an electrical upgrade. The factory wiring was pretty simple, and actually had no circuit protection. I also wanted to add some docking lights since approaching our dock at night while trying to hold a flashlight involved a bit more drama than I'm comfortable with.
The reason I'm showing this though is that I opted to use some
so as to avoid having to wire the switches in a tight spot, and to ease any necessary maintenance. This will now be an option on any switch panels that I make in the future. The 'load side' connectors are pretty simple to assemble and have a pin type available that doesn't require a special crimping tool.
Oh... and since I'm finally catching up on stuff, some 'B types' shipping today.
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rushwal wrote: I looked at it and considered a double layer, but in the end, I recreated the flags with squares, and cut some white squares (upper left corner) to fill them in by hand and an Xacto knife.
Ouch! You're a better man than I.
rushwal wrote: I've got a plan for one of your etched switch panels... once I can get the Ranger right side up again.
rushwal wrote: I'm just gonna say... checkerboards are fun.
Yeah really! I figured that you'd be happy to see them. I cringed when I saw the scan the first time. The only way I could do that on an etched part would be to make a grid and hand paint them. Something I'm not nearly steady enough for any more. Fortunately, for drawing them, I found an Inkscape extension that draws them for you once you enter the parameters. Unfortunately, somewhere in the process it creates some artifacts in the paths. Looks like it worked out ok though? Are you going to do the white layer as a single square behind each flag?
Anyway, that looks great. Mike's Rocket is gonna look nice. I think he has 2 of them though. Not sure if he wants a second set to update the other one? Mike?
sgower wrote: Rick I think they would look great etched painted or not...
I might etch a pair and paint fill them just to see what they look like done that way.
There's not any depth to the text on the originals, so I'm thinking they were painted. My friend's CO2 laser could replicate the look, but I don't think it can do black and white together like on the flags. I really think this might be best done with a decal...
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