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Landlocked posted 02-15-2001 01:36 PM ET (US)   Profile for Landlocked   Send Email to Landlocked  
A while back I posted a note re: a tach to match an older aquameter speedometer on my 78 Montauk - Silver/aquameter - "classic" appearance. No luck - I guess these things either don't exist or aren't available. I am now in the process of re-doing the console and have decided to go ahead and put a new matching set of guages on it. I would still like the "classic" look. Any suggestions - everything I have seen is really modern and doesn't seem to fit with the teak etc.


MikeC posted 02-15-2001 01:50 PM ET (US)     Profile for MikeC  Send Email to MikeC     
You may want to try Rex Marine in CA they used to have a huge selection of gauges.
lhg posted 02-15-2001 05:09 PM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
I just took a look at my 1978 Mercury catalog, and the OEM gauges they were offering in 1978 look remarkably like the current Teleflex Red International Series, except that now the pointers (identical) are white rather than red.
I'll bet Teleflex made them for Merc. So you might want to consider those. The tach should be a 6000 rpm version, and the speedomoter a 60MPH version. That's what they were showing back then.

If you're interested, I have a full set of like new Merc 1983 design ( I bought them new in 1986) gauges for a Montauk. Tach, Speedo, Volts and Trim. The price is right! They are mostly black, with white numbers and red pointers.

Landlocked posted 02-15-2001 08:49 PM ET (US)     Profile for Landlocked  Send Email to Landlocked     
Thanks guys...

I'll Check w/Rex and I'll keep your offer in mind re: the teleflex guages as well IHG. One note... I have a 79 Johnson 85 on the boat... Not sure if Merc gauges will work - showing my ignorance here a bit.

I really like the speedometer I have but want the tach to match - looks like something that would be found on a commercial boat or something... real "nautical" looking - silver plated etc.

IHG - How much for the guages you have assuming they will work with the Johnson (feel free to e-mail)

lhg posted 02-16-2001 02:06 AM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
Landlocked, see my Markeplace post of 12-31-2000 for details. These would be the first series of gauges mentioned. The trim gauge won't work with OMC, but the other 3 will. $50 for the set, including shipping and original instructions. They're in perfect like new condition, with red backlighting.

If you carefully look at the photo on Cetacea Page 2, of my console, you can see this series tach installed on the port engine side (it has the red pointer). I thought the tach in there was bad, so I put this one in as a check. Turned out the engine rectifier was bad, not the original tach.

Wild Turkey posted 02-16-2001 11:52 AM ET (US)     Profile for Wild Turkey  Send Email to Wild Turkey     
LHG... I would be interested in the gauges.
I need tach (0-6000), voltmeter & water pressure gauges (Teleflex Red International Series). I can't use trim indicator (I have an OMC). Do you have these?

I tried to email directly to you.... no email in your profile

Thanks - Chris

Landlocked posted 02-16-2001 06:56 PM ET (US)     Profile for Landlocked  Send Email to Landlocked     
I looked at similar guages as those you have described today at Bass Pro. I'm going to hold out and try and find staineless. Appreciate your help though. Looks like W.T. is interested. Good luck with the deal.


dgp posted 02-18-2001 05:32 PM ET (US)     Profile for dgp  Send Email to dgp     
All of the following mfrs make gages suitable for the marine environment:
Datcon, Faria, Murphy, Stewart Warner, Teleflex and VDO. Teleflex is a supplier to Mercury Marine. They all have web sites. Don
Dick posted 02-18-2001 08:54 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dick  Send Email to Dick     
Teleflex makes several styles of gauges with polished stainless steel bezels. Sahara, Heavy Duty, Hurricane & Lido. Being a Teleflex distributor I may be a little biased but I think their gauges are top of the line.
Landlocked posted 02-19-2001 10:37 AM ET (US)     Profile for Landlocked  Send Email to Landlocked     

The Lido Pro appears to be what I'm looking for.


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