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Katama: Where to mount a tach?
|Author||Topic: Katama: Where to mount a tach?|
posted 02-08-2002 08:12 AM ET (US)
I am interested to find out where you have mounted the tachometer on a Katama console? Did you mount it in vertical surface at the front of the console or did you devise something more ingenuitive?
posted 02-08-2002 08:49 AM ET (US)
When we had a Nauset, with the flat console top, and the vertical sides, the problem was the same.
What we ended up making, was a small gauge cluster out of mahogany (sp) for both the speedo and tach. Used two boards, epoxyed togeather, cut the face at an angle to allow visability either sitting or standing, routed the edges for nice effect, and cut out the holes. Then varnished.
It took some time, but came out very nice.
posted 02-08-2002 01:32 PM ET (US)
Livorsi marine makes Gaffrig guages. They also make annodized bezels that surround the guage in every color you want. They have them angled which would look trick and they run about $10 for flat and $15? for angled. If I could post pics I could show you mine...definately the best $30 I ever spent. Did them in red with a black guage on the black alum dash plate....mucho compliments so far. these are what you see on all the go-fast boats that match the interiors etc.
|Tom W Clark||
posted 02-08-2002 03:57 PM ET (US)
ditto to what Don says. I did essentially the same thing for my 1979 15-Striper. I made two angled, mahogany instrument holders, one for each side of the wheel. Each held a 3" and a 2" instrument. Varnished, they looked factory and worked very well.
Mine were solid wood on all four sides with screws driven up from inside the console into the wood so no fasteners were visible.
posted 02-09-2002 12:09 AM ET (US)
This must be a universal problem--same situation on the console in the 15-Sport.
Here is how I solved it: http://continuouswave.com/whaler/reference/15/images/whaler15Console384x259.jpeg
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