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Category Model Model Year Author Date Posted
Cockpit MacGregor 26M 2004 Neo 2018-09-04
Helm Box Refurb
My Helm box was in a sorro state and needed a lot of mods to make it accomodate the dual cable rack-n-pinion and the new SeaStar CH1700 engine controls (I'd purchased on an impulse buy without considering how hard it would be to fit). A shipwright told be the box was beyond modification and wanted to build me new one for big dollars lol!
Anyway after many many (and I mean Many!!) hours of design and fabrication time I think I nailed it lol! ....

https://i.imgur.com/LUNejfI.jpg
2 Pac White ... inside and Out .... The ledge/peek is to deflect any water (that passes under the bezel) around and away from that big hole!

https://i.imgur.com/tsLwA8V.jpg
My tricky "Frankenstein Bracket" ... Looks like crap but boy does it work well ... It's plain steel but painted in a marine resilient "Clear Coat" which is made by an Anti-Rust company over here in Australia.... time will tell but the anti-corrosion properties do look promising.

https://i.imgur.com/VFs0Zrn.jpg
The Bezel/Cover started life as an thick ABS Plastic flower pot lol!! .. Cutting that angle was a job and a half but the Frankenstein Bracket allowed me to easily construct a Steering Lock with a half moon metal plate stainless steel pipe clamp.

https://i.imgur.com/fNR9V4d.jpg
It's crowded in there ... but so much easier to see painted white!

https://i.imgur.com/XQFsjct.jpg
The finished job .... well almost :D
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