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artd33 posted 07-04-2006 06:58 PM ET (US)   Profile for artd33   Send Email to artd33  
What brand of switches were used on a 1985 Boston Whaler 27 at the helm station? Where can repalcement switches be purchased?
jimh posted 07-04-2006 07:21 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
A close visual inspection of the originals may produce more information about the manufacturer.
JMR posted 07-06-2006 11:28 PM ET (US)     Profile for JMR  Send Email to JMR     
If they are red rocker & illuminated, & big by modern standards (fitting into a 2 inch by .850 inch slot), then they are probably made by E-T-A which is a German company with a U.S. presence [] Do you have a wiring chart? I have 12 out of 20 slots used on my 1988 Whaler 27. The 2A-16A E-T-A switch/breakers have three blades: one for the load, and one for the positive [on/off] and one for the negative buss bars; a 20A unit has only two blades since not illuminated. I can help some more if this is what you have.
artd33 posted 07-16-2006 08:07 PM ET (US)     Profile for artd33  Send Email to artd33     
To JMR.......You appear to have hit it on the nose. I'll check ETA switches. thanks.
Peter posted 07-16-2006 09:29 PM ET (US)     Profile for Peter  Send Email to Peter     
I have the red rocker E-T-A circuit breaker switches on my 1989 27.

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