Replacement Rocker for Rocker Switch

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Replacement Rocker for Rocker Switch

Postby porthole » Sat May 13, 2017 7:36 pm

On my 1999 Boston Whaler 21 Outrage most of the rubber coating on the dashboard switches is rapidly deteriorating. Looking for a source for new rockers just the rocker, not the entire switch.


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Re: Boston Whaler dash switch source

Postby frontier » Sat May 13, 2017 9:35 pm

Are they made by Carling? Look at Carling C3-A Contura rocker switch actuator only (no switch). FP Marine in Florida has them for $2.50 each.

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Re: Replacement Rocker for Rocker Switch

Postby Phil T » Sun May 14, 2017 8:17 am

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1992 Outrage 17, 1992 Evinrude 115

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Re: Replacement Rocker for Rocker Switch

Postby porthole » Sun May 14, 2017 5:04 pm

Good source Phil, thanks.

Just ordered 8 covers and the tool to remove the actuators.
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Re: Replacement Rocker for Rocker Switch

Postby porthole » Thu May 25, 2017 2:41 pm

Got my replacement switch covers for the Carling rocker switches on the dash panel of my Boston Whaler boat. The old gummy covers shown below:

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New covers shown below. I changed the switch illumination color to blue for the raw and fresh water switches and added icons to the covers for the bilge pumps--I could never remember which switch was which.

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Old and new switched with illumination:
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And if you decide to order covers, get the Carling removal tool. For $2.50 it is a bargain. And eight new covers and one tool put me right at the $25-minimum for ordering.

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Thanks again to Phil for the hyperlink to the vendor. And no more black sticky finger tips.
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Re: Replacement Rocker for Rocker Switch

Postby Phil T » Thu May 25, 2017 2:49 pm

Looks really good.

Credit goes to Gary (Frontier) for the source.
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Re: Replacement Rocker for Rocker Switch

Postby jimh » Thu May 25, 2017 10:01 pm

Those illuminated Carling rocker switches look very cool. I now want to go boating after dark just to see those illuminated Carling rocker switches in a variety of colors.

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Re: Replacement Rocker for Rocker Switch

Postby porthole » Thu May 25, 2017 11:14 pm

The switches have always been illuminated, since the day the boat was built. I only changed two of them to blue.
And I like running at night. When I ran dive charters I preferred doing night dives over daytime dives.
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