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Old 02-27-2014, 03:34 PM
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That's a good point, I am on FB, just haven't been on there in a while.

thatsmrmastercraft, I thought about getting the block with fuses, sounds like that's what you did. That would be great if you could post a pic of what you've got, I could at least put in-line fuses on. I forgot to post a pic of the speedos, these turned out great thanks to classic boat work.

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Old 02-27-2014, 03:36 PM
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those look awesome!
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Old 02-27-2014, 03:56 PM
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I haven't replaced my original fuse block yet, but it is on the list for this spring. Those speedometers look great. Classic Boat Works does top notch work.
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Old 02-28-2014, 03:10 PM
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So here is the update,

I have almost everything back together on the wiring. I changed the way my lights are wired, before the gauges were lit when the engine was running. I made a "harness" for all the bulbs to wire to my navigation lights. (Makes sense that lights are on when my navigation lights are.) I am almost done with all the electrical that I want to accomplish for this season, and I am ready to do some decal removal. I bought the 3M decal removal wheel and will be doing that this weekend. I am in the Nashville area, and Stones River Fiberglass is where I am taking the boat to get the gelcoat brought back to life. They did a great job on my parents maristar, and they really know their stuff.

I want to also get my platform back in shape while its off the boat. I started sanding it with 80, and will finish with 180 grit. Everyone always asks the question, how much do I sand? So, I am curious, I was planning on removing all the gray colored wood before starting the cleaning process. Is that a good idea, or does it just need to be smooth?

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Light harness for the gauges
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Everything is back in place, I mounted this under the dash, right where the windshield is attached.
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Much better!
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Old 03-04-2014, 09:57 PM
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Finally got the decals sorted out with Mike, he did a great job of matching the rear decal on mine. I have now turned my attention to the flake.... I'm a bit stumped here. I know that the flake is exposed on the back, and the sides are not much better. My options are limited at this point. From what I have read on AmericanskierJim's LTD thread, I think I need to put clearcoat on it. Portions of the flake are very silver, like the back. I am wondering if it is even salvageable. If I can put clearcoat on it, what should I do to prep it?

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Old 03-04-2014, 10:00 PM
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Love the teak!
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Old 03-04-2014, 10:09 PM
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Finally got the decals sorted out with Mike, he did a great job of matching the rear decal on mine. I have now turned my attention to the flake.... I'm a bit stumped here. I know that the flake is exposed on the back, and the sides are not much better. My options are limited at this point. From what I have read on AmericanskierJim's LTD thread, I think I need to put clearcoat on it. Portions of the flake are very silver, like the back. I am wondering if it is even salvageable. If I can put clearcoat on it, what should I do to prep it?

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there's always vinyl flake wrap.. if you can't salvage what's there.. FDC, Avery, and other brands have many colors.

and you can place decals on the flake vinyl

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Old 03-04-2014, 11:02 PM
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Love the teak!
I know, it turned out great!

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there's always vinyl flake wrap.. if you can't salvage what's there.. FDC, Avery, and other brands have many colors.

and you can place decals on the flake vinyl

mike
Actually Mike I was thinking about going this route, but I have heard the vinyl doesn't have as much depth. Do you have any opinion on it?
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Old 03-04-2014, 11:11 PM
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Actually Mike I was thinking about going this route, but I have heard the vinyl doesn't have as much depth. Do you have any opinion on it?
I would say yes.. when some one is right up at the boat if you are looking close.. what are your plans... show the boat or enjoy it... or both
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Old 03-04-2014, 11:22 PM
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Mike, I'd have to say mainly for enjoyment, we all love the water.

I usually don't wear jeans on the water, but we were taking engagement photos.
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