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Gauges

Postby bob smith » Sun Aug 19, 2012 6:22 am

Any recomendations on gauge suppliers?
"Vintage" look, GPS speedo etc.
Thanks,
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Re: Gauges

Postby Roberta » Sun Aug 19, 2012 9:23 am

Teleflex Guages are very good and they offer some very classic styles in white and gold.

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Re: Gauges

Postby Iggy » Sun Aug 19, 2012 10:21 am

I used teleflex as well. Hooked up pretty easily for even a rookie like me.
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Re: Gauges

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Re: Gauges

Postby slug » Tue Aug 21, 2012 2:53 pm

Don't know what boat you're building but if you require a depth sounder, Faria makes one that is a match for the 2" guages. There is also a new AM/FM/ CD unit that is the same size...not sure the manufacturer but got a flyer on it a few weeks ago. Actually just looked it up...it's Jensen.
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Re: Gauges

Postby Trackhappy » Tue Aug 21, 2012 4:32 pm

Here's the link to the radio slug is talking about. Great find for our boats! Thanks.
http://www.jensenmarinedirect.com/jense ... tereo.html
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Re: Gauges

Postby bob smith » Wed Aug 22, 2012 5:55 pm

How cool is that radio!
Anybody used Classic Marine Instruments? I think they are in the Netherlands.
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Re: Gauges bleeding for a week, pro-comp

Postby Caber-Feidh » Tue Aug 28, 2012 9:24 pm

Autometer marine line pro-comps are the toughest, accurate, reasonably priced instruments. If you want something that can take the kind of pounding that leaves you kidneys bleeding for a week they are the only choice. Not exactly vintage looking, but function over aesthetics wins all the time,
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Re: Gauges

Postby shep » Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:51 pm

bob smith wrote:How cool is that radio!
Anybody used Classic Marine Instruments? I think they are in the Netherlands.
Bob Smith


Bob...check out www.classicinstruments.com. Down load the catelog and you will see marine guages. Gives you the classic look similar to the ones in website you mentioned. This company in the US. I bought these for my build.

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Re: Gauges

Postby bob smith » Tue Sep 18, 2012 3:15 pm

Thanks,
I'll check them out. Appears they have a GPS speedo.
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Re: Gauges

Postby Trackhappy » Wed Mar 13, 2013 4:12 pm

I have been casting around for gauges for Gentry which have to look right and be functional. I always liked the looks of the Vintage series from Classic Instruments, but matching speedo was a problem, so eventually sent them an email. They have a device called a "Skydrive" http://www.classicinstruments.com/index ... D=skydrive , which takes a sattelite signal and drives an electronic speedo, but their speedo's are all car speed.Their response was great:

We have a speedo that goes to 60 mph with a built in hour meter for $240 plus $250 for the Sky Drive. Would this work for you?

If not, we can custom make it for you for an additional $150.


60 MPH will be almost enough for Gentry. They are not cheap though. Just thought I'd throw it up here in case anybody else was searching. Not sure what other speedos are out there that it might also drive.

Skydrive install doco... http://www.classicinstruments.com/UserF ... ev%20F.pdf
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Re: Gauges

Postby neel thompson » Thu Mar 14, 2013 3:58 am

Hey Glenn.... I have had my Gentry to 50 with plenty to go !!! I would love to hear your reaction if you take yours up past 60 !!!! It was a great ride at 50, but I just can't imagine 60+.... Keep us posted... Neel

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Re: Gauges

Postby bob smith » Thu Mar 14, 2013 5:55 am

I have also coresponded with the folks at classicinstruments and found them to open to modification/customization but it comes at a price.
I've asked them to look into a depth finder display compatable with their Vintage series....we'll see.
Maybe If a number of us come together on a common request, they might be inclined to give us a price break.
I was unaware of the 60mph limit on the gps speedo, I'll bet they can/will exceed that number.
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Re: Gauges

Postby Trackhappy » Thu Mar 14, 2013 4:04 pm

Hi Bob,
I hear you about the price. I am hoping that what I come up with might become available as a standard for everybody and become a little cheaper, but I guess there is a very small market. 60 is not a limit, it just happens to be one of their standard ranges instead of 140MPH for normal cars, and seems reasonable to me for my boat. Now I have to decide on the size of gauges, combinations etc. Have decided their Nostalgia range would look the best.

What I like about all this is the electronic feed, which is accurate compared to the Pitot tube. Over here we have a 6 Knot limit around a lot of places and it is difficult to judge it, especially when a standard pitot pickup is really bad at low speed. Of course it indicates speed over land, not through the water.
Also, the speedo has an hourmeter built in, and the gauges will all match.

Will see if I can afford it....
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Re: Gauges

Postby shep » Sat Mar 16, 2013 8:37 am

Bob, I'd be interested in matching depth gauge(vintage series) if reaonable. Let us know what you find out. Thx!


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