Advice on Gauges and Accesories

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Advice on Gauges and Accesories

Post by harveyb » Thu Jan 08, 2015 2:13 pm

Thinking ahead on my Ski Tow boat build, can anyone recommend what gauges, accessories, and lights I should plan for? So far I'm planning for a speedometer, volt meter, fuel gauge, and AM/FM/CD radio. I am also planning a bow light, rear light, horn, and a bilge pump. Am I missing anything? I'm considering a 40-60 HP Mercury outboard. Can a 40-60 HP Mercury outboard run all these accessories? Look forward to hearing some recommendations.
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Re: Advice on Gauges and Accesories

Post by neel thompson » Thu Jan 08, 2015 2:21 pm

Maybe a tach

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Re: Advice on Gauges and Accesories

Post by Roberta » Thu Jan 08, 2015 2:52 pm

I have a tach, GPS speedo, fuel gauge, voltmeter, and water pressure gauge on my Zip. Most gauges like Faria, Teleflex, and Livorsi work well. Most of the accessories don't use that much power, but a larger marine battery withan occassional trickle charge will keep you going, if you have a big sound system or other current drawing stuff. A green and red bow light with a white rear post light will be fine for nav lights. Glen L sells some very nice bilge pumps. There are some nice trumpet style electric horns out there.

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