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peteinsf posted 07-04-2015 05:23 PM ET (US)   Profile for peteinsf  
Best idea wins a free San Francisco Bay guided tour and lunch! Engines are twin Evinrude E-TEC 200-HP. So many holes.

jimh posted 07-04-2015 09:27 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
For the three large holes--I assume they are 3.5-inch diameter--I suggest:

PORT RPM Gauge (ICON Pro)--GARMIN GMI 20 Color Display-- STARBOARD RPM Gauge (ICON Pro)

For the numerous 2-inch holes, I suggest:

For the top row of four holes

--(2) water pressure (ICON Basic)
--(2) engine temperature (ICON Basic

For the next row of two holes to right of wheel:

--BAT 1 Voltmeter (ICON Basic)

--BAT 2 Voltmeter (ICON Basic)

For the bottom row of two holes to right of wheel



(I am assuming two fuel tanks; if only one tank, then perhaps have two oil reservoir tank level gauges.)

For under the remote throttle and shift controls:

--(2) TRIM gauges (ICON BASIC)

martyn1075 posted 07-05-2015 10:21 AM ET (US)     Profile for martyn1075  Send Email to martyn1075     
Will the first generation E-TEC work with the new ICON TOUCH instrumentation display? If so and depending on your budget I would cover the holes with grey/white colour starboard material and mount one of these 7inch displays on it.
jimh posted 07-05-2015 01:26 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
Maybe Pete is going to re-power with Evinrude E-TEC G2 200-HP engines.
jimh posted 07-05-2015 01:28 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
For more information on the Evinrude ICON Touch 7.0 CTS display and to discuss that product, please see

Evinrude ICON Touch 7.0 CTS Display

peteinsf posted 07-05-2015 03:21 PM ET (US)     Profile for peteinsf    
No budget for G2 units. ($40k+?)

I did see a pair of G2s when I went to pick up the 60deg motors for the Outrage.

They are massive, really really large. I was surprised, they look smaller in photos. Bolted on a 30ft boat with an Armstrong bracket (a new inboard conversion), still looked huge.

I am not opposed to a single glass dash option. My thought was an old school look. Jim's GMI20 suggestion sort of mixed old and new up. The chart plotter / fish finder would have done that anyway.

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