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Arch Autenreith posted 07-26-2001 03:31 PM ET (US)   Profile for Arch Autenreith   Send Email to Arch Autenreith  
The veneer layer of cork is old, dirty and just needs replacing. I don't know what was oem but I was just thinking of just painting a shade of gray to reduce reflection and mix in non-skid I use for the sailboat sailboat deck. Any other thoughts or ideas?
Bigshot posted 07-26-2001 04:47 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Huh! What cork? What year, model?
Arch Autenreith posted 07-26-2001 05:38 PM ET (US)     Profile for Arch Autenreith  Send Email to Arch Autenreith     
Oops. '84 Montauk. It has an 1/8 inch layer of sheet cork covering the top. It's been ok as it keeps things from sliding around and provides a little protection moving/sliding/dropping/scraping stuff on it. I just think I want a change with something that doesn't look so dirty all the time. What do other consols have on the top? Sheet rubber? Just painted?
triblet posted 07-26-2001 05:47 PM ET (US)     Profile for triblet  Send Email to triblet     
Arch, current Montauks just have gelcoat.
I think if I was going to put something up
there, it would be the rubber nonskid stuff
they sell for RV cabinets. I've got some,
but I haven't bothered.

Deck nonskid is likely to scratch things.


Hank posted 07-26-2001 09:39 PM ET (US)     Profile for Hank  Send Email to Hank     
I have an '84 Montauk. No cork. Just gelcoat.
Must be an add-on by a previous owner.
Tom W Clark posted 07-26-2001 11:54 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tom W Clark  Send Email to Tom W Clark     

No cork on Whalers from the factory. Your's must be the previous owner's idea of clever. The original would simply be gel coat. A nice (and rather Whaler-like) alternative is a single piece of teak, 1/2" thick with about a 3/4" reveal around the perimeter and a 3/8" radius on the edges. This is also a great way to cover any old holes when mounting new accessories like electronics and the compass.

andygere posted 07-27-2001 11:44 AM ET (US)     Profile for andygere  Send Email to andygere     
I have teak on my console as Tom describes. Looks great, low maintenance, and if your mounted accesories change, just drill out the screw holes, plug the holes with teak plugs, sand, oil and it looks like new.
Bigshot posted 07-27-2001 02:34 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Whew! Thought I was missing something. I would remove it and see what is there. I used nonskid tape in white and it looked very nice. teak sounds nicer.
Arch Autenreith posted 07-28-2001 12:40 AM ET (US)     Profile for Arch Autenreith  Send Email to Arch Autenreith     
I think I will remove it and see what's underneath. I'm sure I'm the one that's put all the holes there. Fishfinder (which didn't work, AGAIN, tonight. SOB!!) holes for the wiring, compass, etc. Even though scratching might be an issue, as Chuck pointed out, I think I still may go that route. Depends, though, on what it looks like underneath. Thanks, all.

(By the way, the absense of any profanities POSSIBLY I can live with but the occational slips, as above, should be 'allowed' and viewed as creative license :) This is not Nazi Germany.)

Now don't email me back to strongly disagree as I hardly ever do this anyhow. I'm not on a bandwagon here to start swearing or to defend it.

triblet posted 07-28-2001 01:24 PM ET (US)     Profile for triblet  Send Email to triblet     
What's the story with the fishfinder? What
model? Does it power up? When it powers up
does it see the tranducer? You do know that
they won't get signal bounced off the garage


Arch Autenreith posted 07-29-2001 11:21 PM ET (US)     Profile for Arch Autenreith  Send Email to Arch Autenreith     
I don't know the problem with the fishfinder yet. Garmin 160. 3 months old. Worked flawlessly up until now and I need to investigate. At various times now it will power up and sometimes say that it's shutting off because DCV is exceeding 16 but most of the time it doesn't give any indication and just shuts off. I know I still have an issue with too many volts but I thought the limiter (just a resister, acutally) solved that. Preliminary search reveals no bad connections. I need to do more checking. I'll ask more questions when I know a little more.
triblet posted 07-30-2001 12:31 AM ET (US)     Profile for triblet  Send Email to triblet     
A simple resistor probably isn't going to
cut it.

My Humminbird was doing the same thing.
My Fluke 77 multimeter, which I believe,
and checked against several others at work,
said 15.5V.

Humminbird makes a gizmo called SureVolt.
put in anything from 6V to 20(?)V and
13.something comes out. Keeps the
electronics running while you crank the
engine. And protects from overvoltage.
It will handle about 1.25A, which is plenty
for fishfinder and GPS, but no near enough
for a VHF. About $80 at BoatUS.

But it sounds like you have a regulation
problem you should look into.


Bigshot posted 07-30-2001 02:26 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Had to read this post 3 times for profanity, got it! Arch, I thought you were just crying :)

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