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gsteindo posted 04-23-2007 11:49 AM ET (US)   Profile for gsteindo   Send Email to gsteindo  
I just purchased a used SL 16 and there are five switches on the right side console (one if for running lights). The decals with names have worn off and I would like to know what the other switches are for. can't seem to figure out what the other are for. Would appreciate any help or comments.
RFK posted 04-23-2007 10:03 PM ET (US)     Profile for RFK  Send Email to RFK     
Just saw your post tonight. Will get your information tomorrow.
You bought a good boat!
jimh posted 04-24-2007 12:16 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
Items like accessory electrical switches often are re-wired by owners. The best way to determine what each switch is controlling is to trace the wiring. It is common that at least one or two switches are left unwired by Boston Whaler and intended for use by the owner.
RFK posted 04-24-2007 07:01 PM ET (US)     Profile for RFK  Send Email to RFK     
Jim makes an important point. The switches on my boat are original so I can tell you what they were: Left to right

1)A two prong DC outlet;2)Navigation/Anchor light with Nav at top, anchor bottom;3) Instrument panel lights; 4) Bilge pump switch, Auto on top, manual bottom; 5) An accessory switch.

Hope this helps.

gsteindo posted 04-25-2007 08:56 AM ET (US)     Profile for gsteindo  Send Email to gsteindo     
Thanks for the replies and help. Since the boat does not have a bilge pump, I assume that switch is in the event you install one. One other question, one of the handles that opens/closes the storage compartment in the rear floor is broken and needs replacing. Any suggestions on where I can find a replacement. Tried West and looking on the www, but no luck. Maybe a Whaler dealer is the only source??????
RFK posted 04-25-2007 05:19 PM ET (US)     Profile for RFK  Send Email to RFK     
The bilge pump on our boat is located in the in-floor center storage area at the rear. It has a protective cover. It is very near the drain for the locker.

Somewhere on this site you will find information that will lead to your acquiring a new handle for that storage bin. Frankly I haven't needed to replace any parts at this juncture.

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