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whaler23 posted 04-08-2004 07:13 AM ET (US)   Profile for whaler23   Send Email to whaler23  
[I wish to replace the original metal black electronic cover panels on a 1992 23 Walk Around above the dash and the overhead area with ones made from wood or KING STARBOARD®.] Has anyone done this?
Backlash posted 04-08-2004 08:16 AM ET (US)     Profile for Backlash  Send Email to Backlash     

Your stock panels are aluminum. These were available from Whaler several years ago, but were expensive. I have found that the aluminum panels scratch easily and are a real pain to cut mounting holes for various electronics.

I think a better (and cheaper) solution is to use 1/4" black Starboard. It is easy to cut and the edges can be routed with a round over bit for a nice finished appearance.

Here's a link to an outfit that will custom cut any size panels you may need:

Since your panels are an odd size, I would have them cut oversize so you can trim to fit your application.

BTW, that's a great boat!


jimh posted 04-08-2004 08:42 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
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whaler23 posted 04-08-2004 09:00 AM ET (US)     Profile for whaler23  Send Email to whaler23     

Thanks for the link, I actually used buck woodcraft last year for starboard pieces to flush mount electronics on another boat. I forgot about them. Yes, it's a great boat that I am currently updating and sprucing up a bit. Thanks again.

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