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OMC Binnacle Mount Instructions
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posted 01-20-2004 03:36 PM ET (US)
I bought a new OMC Binnacle Mount Control, part number 176372, to replace my vintage (1982) side mount controls. This is a very nice control for a great price, but it did not include the instructions and I can't find them online.
It doesn't seem too difficult to install, but I would appreciate it if anyone who has the instruction sheet for this would be so kind as to loan it to me.
posted 01-20-2004 11:44 PM ET (US)
It sounds as though you have the newer style OMC Binnacle control that has System Check... Is this correct?
The catalogs I have do not list your #176372 but I assume it is either the model without trim in the handle or it has the key switch and lanyard built-in..
I am familiar with the #176371 model which has the trim & tilt in the handle and no built-in key switch (not much difference to the one with the key switch).. I have the Dual Binnacle control with instructions and complete installation and mounting kit which is part #176374...
Did you get all the hardware with the Binnacle?
My first suggestion would be to go to your local dealer and see if he will print you out a copy of the instructions for your model.. Even if it cost a couple dollars... This will also give you a parts list of what you may be missing..
I could scan my Dual instructions but if you have missing parts, you will still have to go see your local Bombardier dealer...
Let me know if I can help...
posted 01-21-2004 12:24 AM ET (US)
This control has trim/tilt in handle and lanyard. It is for newer engines (which required that I buy an adapter for my "vintage" 1982 engine).
Rob, in San Francisco, was nice enough to fax me the instructions. Thanks Rob! I see that I am missing those parts you mention. I knew I was missing the rubber cap over the release button, and my dealer had that in stock. So, I am hopeful that the dealer will have the other parts you mention.
I assume the mounting kit you mention came with the binnacle?
I suspect I will have questions after I get these pieces and start the installation.
By the way, did you install the control directly to the console fiberglass or did you reinforce it? My old control is bolted directly to the console fiberglass, with no support.
posted 01-21-2004 01:05 AM ET (US)
Everything I have came included with the Binnacle... The entire kit down to the mounting screws....
I have installed both single and dual controls on Montauks and Outrages with the Center Console... Screwed or bolted them right to the mounting surface of the console... On the Montauk and Outrage, there is reinforcement where the Binnacle is mounted.. I am not sure which model Whaler you have...
I am interested in your instructions as I am thinking about adding these to my Whaler Drawings Web page...
Is it possible that you could send me a copy so I could add it the the Drawings page? I have a friend of mine that has the same Binnacle as you but he does not have the instructions either... I plan on collecting as many of these type of instructions as I can so it will help other people in the future...
posted 01-21-2004 06:48 PM ET (US)
Joe, I installed a new binacal in 2000 for my 2000 ....200 hp Evinrude & it dosen't come with all the cotter pins retainers etc your talking about, [ no need for them, just the mounting screws & plugins ].
In order for the plugins to work & you have the older type power cable, you need an adapter, or if you have the new cable, it just plugs in.
You will need a jigsaw because the new binacals are far bigger then the old, just scrib around the frame of the binacal & cut it out.
posted 01-22-2004 02:45 PM ET (US)
My new Dual kit came with everything.. And yes, the cutout is larger then the older style binnacles.
My instruction manual came with several Full Size Cut-Out Templates.
As far as the wiring goes and purchasing an adapter kit, I have some other thoughts..
1. OMC did make the newer style Binnacle "Without" System Check.
2. It is possible to remove the System Check Plug-In and wire the Binnacle swith to your older existing wires..
Blue Wire = "UP" trim switch terminal
I think it would be very simple just to wire in the older style Trim Switch Connector to the newer Binnacle after you remove the newer style connector. This way you would not need to buy an adapter kit..
Just some ideas and alternatives in case anyone is interested.
posted 01-22-2004 02:53 PM ET (US)
There is one available on e-bay right now, with the control adapter kits, for $100.00. $275.00 plus, from a dealer.
posted 01-22-2004 03:13 PM ET (US)
The binnacle that ratherwhaling has provided the link to shows the part number as 176371.. You list yours as 176372 and you mention yours has the lanyard... I assume it also has the built-in key switch..
If yours has the built-in key switch and lanyard, then your cutout is going to be larger then the drawing you sent me for the single control without key switch... Isn't It? Maybe not?
I also found the part number for the older style connector that can easily be used on the newer binnacles...
posted 01-22-2004 05:11 PM ET (US)
My single binnacal cost me in 2000,.....$400 with system check in it.
I love the system check as my check engine light came on [ engine seemed to be running just fine ] & I connected my laptop to the engine & it said, #4 coil wire is not connected.
The engine is so smooth i couldn'r even tell it was hitting on 5 cylinders even while trolling for 3 hours.
Pull the hood & sure enough, #4 coil wire wasen't connected.
The check engine light came on again about 6 months later, connected the lap top to the engine & it said, theres 1/4" of water in your internal filter.
Without the system check, both of these things would have gone un/noticed.
I wouldn't be without the system check now.
posted 01-22-2004 06:02 PM ET (US)
I'll be glad to give youthe instructions, but I was able to convert them to .tiff form but anything else. Maybe you can convert it.
I have a 1974 Katama. It does not have additional structural support in the console, but the local mechanic said that was not necessary.
I think my dealer has all the little parts mentioned. I am not too worried about that.
I bought adapter kit 96C/95E&BT, part no. 176711. I think it was about $90. It seems to work okay but I am not sure about the trim connection, because the previous owner of my boat had hacked and spliced the trim wires :<(. I think I will have to buy a new trim harness from the connector to the trim control box. That would, hopefully, allow the binnacle mount to plug right into to everything.
Yes, my mount has the built-in key switch and the lanyard.
Thanks for the tip on the cutout. I will measure the control before cutting to make sure it fits correctly.
I have been busy doing dock work for the last few days and not been able to work on the Katama. I will take the boat to the dealer tomorrow and see what else I need and get the small parts.
posted 01-22-2004 06:36 PM ET (US)
Thanks for the offer on the instructions but they have already been sent to me by Robert. The same person you got yours from I believe.
I understand why you needed the adapter kit... This is because you have the newer ignition switch, lanyard, and trim switch connections on the complete Binnacle..
My instructions above were just for the person putting on a newer style binnacle control that did "not" have the ignition switch, lanyard, and trim switch connections.
Good Luck with your project and let us know how it comes out.. I have always liked the OMC Controls...
posted 07-06-2008 05:25 PM ET (US)
Does anyone who originally contributed to this thread still have a copy of the installation manual for the 176374 OMC binnacle?
Im in desperate need.
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