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Arima Life / Re: Black dash material?
« Last post by StreamFixer on Today at 09:36:07 AM »
Hole saws are cheap...  Try Harbor Freight...  WAY easier than dealing with dremel...

StreamFixer
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Arima Life / Re: Black dash material?
« Last post by SoCalAngler on Today at 09:29:18 AM »
Any thoughts on these products.....?

I am going to replace my vinyl.  I have an 1/8" piece of ABS with a texture on one side.  This one here:
https://www.amazon.com/Install-Bay-89-00-9032-Plastic-8-Inches/dp/B000K4YNLI/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=Install+Bay+89-00-9032+ABS+Plastic+17x21x1%2F8-Inches&qid=1582472504&sr=8-1


I also found this.  It is easier to work with but not so sure about long term effects of adhesion......with exposure to water, sun, etc???

https://www.amazon.com/Yancorp-Wallpaper-Self-Adhesive-Peel-Stick-Countertop/dp/B082CPSVPW?ref_=ast_bbp_dp&th=1#customerReviews

My apologies to OP.  I just realized I hijacked this thread with my own project.  I sometimes get ahead of myself especially when I am working on the same project!
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Arima Life / Re: Black dash material?
« Last post by SoCalAngler on Today at 09:19:11 AM »
I ended up using this 1/8" ABS.  Its textured on one side.

https://www.amazon.com/Install-Bay-89-00-9032-Plastic-8-Inches/dp/B000K4YNLI/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=Install+Bay+89-00-9032+ABS+Plastic+17x21x1%2F8-Inches&qid=1582472504&sr=8-1

Cut with a utility knife and sanded radius corners with sandpaper on a 3M sanding block.  Heat gun used sparingly for bend.  Came out great!

Now I have to mount (temporarily or permanently) so I can cut out gauge, electrical switch panel, and steering helm hole.  I will use a Dremel mutlipurpose cutting bit (#561) that is used as a rotary bit.  Basically drill a hole, insert bit and cut out area like a router.



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Electronics and Electrical / Re: battery Group Size
« Last post by DevMah on Today at 08:59:47 AM »
I'm running two 27 on mine, had to replace the battery trays to accommodate, I tried the 31 but was to tight....

Dev
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Arima Life / Re: More cleats.........please?
« Last post by StreamFixer on Today at 08:33:15 AM »
Apparently not (??knot??)   :stooges:

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Electronics and Electrical / battery Group Size
« Last post by Bloodbath2.0 on Today at 08:20:02 AM »
planning to replace my batteries on my 1998 Sea ranger. the past owner has 2 24dc marine batteries in. does anyone know if I can install a 27dc or 31dc marine battery in?  I want more juice so I can leave the spreader lights on longer without running out. also if you can recommend a battery brand would be great!

Thanks
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Arima Life / Re: More cleats.........please?
« Last post by Yachter Yat on Today at 08:18:49 AM »
   Yeah.......I'll be awaiting Sea Dog's check with baited breath.  Ha    Fixer, seriously though, tell me now...…..you really don't know the narrow "sloping" sections I'm referring to? 


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Open Forum / Re: Beach Launch Gone Wrong...
« Last post by headduck on Today at 08:06:45 AM »
Makes sense. Thank you.
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Arima Life / Re: Black dash material?
« Last post by StreamFixer on Today at 08:03:25 AM »
Unless you are somehow filling the old gauge holes, covering with vinyl will soon show where those holes were.

I bought some 1/4" black starboard and simply covered all the area.  Easy to form to the various angles of the dash by gently using a heat gun. That allows bending the material as needed.  I recommend gently because too much heat and you get to start over. 

I attached with stainless screws and 'trim' washers.  You can see how it looks by chasing down photos in my Misc. photo gallery

StreamFixer
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Arima Life / Re: More cleats.........please?
« Last post by StreamFixer on Today at 07:58:13 AM »
You are surely only  talking about under the three front pieces of glass.  Not under the center as that is tough enough to move near if you are using the center panel for any access.  Each side has at least 1 wiper assembly  area that could be in the way of a cleat. 

Of course that leaves the port and starboard side areas, you know the ones just above the 6" wide footing access to move from the cockpit to the bow???  Probably not a great place to further obstruct...

Are you in a cleat sales commission deal with someone Yat???    :bigshock:

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