Been doing a bunch of electrical/electronics upgrades. Just did arch/cockpit lighting

Discussion in 'Installation Photos/Specs' started by bracketracer, Feb 17, 2017.

  1. bracketracer

    bracketracer Active Member GOLD Sponsor

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    Aug 23, 2016
    Wilson, NY
    2001 380DA
    Fully updated Raymarine MFDs, Quantum radar, full LED lighting conversion, and lots more.
    Twin 454 Horizons
    Yep, that's all I had to do on mine. Little more than a 5 minute process
     
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  2. Jeff Delbuono

    Jeff Delbuono Active Member

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    Jun 11, 2018
    Edison New Jersey
    1998 Sea Ray 290 Sundancer
    5.0 efi w/ alpha 1 gen 2 drives
    Little ducky. This is with half done in the dark. Love it. All ya have to do is take screws off and dash pulls out with enough room to change bulbs. Not a bad upgrade for $15 20190410_201355.jpg 20190409_150846.jpg 20190409_150841.jpg
     
  3. bracketracer

    bracketracer Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    470
    Aug 23, 2016
    Wilson, NY
    2001 380DA
    Fully updated Raymarine MFDs, Quantum radar, full LED lighting conversion, and lots more.
    Twin 454 Horizons
    Yep, nice work.
     
  4. sbw1

    sbw1 Well-Known Member

    Oct 10, 2006
    West Michigan
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    Looks like you have the important food groups on hand.
     
  5. bracketracer

    bracketracer Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    470
    Aug 23, 2016
    Wilson, NY
    2001 380DA
    Fully updated Raymarine MFDs, Quantum radar, full LED lighting conversion, and lots more.
    Twin 454 Horizons
    LOL. I should really think about drinking some of those in the cabinet.
     
  6. bracketracer

    bracketracer Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    470
    Aug 23, 2016
    Wilson, NY
    2001 380DA
    Fully updated Raymarine MFDs, Quantum radar, full LED lighting conversion, and lots more.
    Twin 454 Horizons
    Ok, continued still this year. Had one switch blank available, so now have this on the right end of the dash, so that I can use nice, short, neat cables directly to the phone and tablet mounts.

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    Then, finally got the on-board WiFi nailed down. Large omni-directional antenna mounted inside port side arch behind the TV, runs down to coax-USB adapter into a router to create my own network. I changed the SSID to "Undercover FBI Van" just for the LOLs. Where we're docked at the marina doesn't give us great WiFi signal, but this antenna does a great job picking it up. Now, all of the WiFi devices can just be connected to my own network. If we travel, just change the settings on the incoming signal, and not have to change settings on all of the individual devices on the boat (3 Roku TVs, music server tablet, Raymarine screens, phones, laptops, etc.).

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    Mounted a 32" TV on the step post in the mid cabin on a hydraulic articulating mount. Tucks up nicely to the port side bulkhead, and pivots/raises/rotates out so that the main cabin has a good view if needed.

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    And finally replaced the 13" TV/VCR thing up in the forward berth.

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    All TVs are connected to onboard WiFi, and with them being Roku devices, and having DirecTV at home, can really pick up whatever I want. YouTube, HBO, Netflix, Vudu, whatever. Now, just to get things cleaned up, and wait for the weather to get warm, although I'm pretty sure it's never going to get warm again. There was snow on my boat when I got to the marina this morning.
     
  7. hafnutz67

    hafnutz67 Member

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    Jan 30, 2017
    Plano, IL
    1998 270 Sundancer
    Twin 4.3, Alpha One
    That looks awesome. Since I'm replacing my dash panels anyway, I guess I'll order and change the bulbs at the same time
     
  8. Chris-380

    Chris-380 Active Member

    378
    Jan 20, 2019
    Pontoon Beach IL
    380 Sundancer 2000
    454 Horizon w/V drives
    Looks great!
     
  9. bracketracer

    bracketracer Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    470
    Aug 23, 2016
    Wilson, NY
    2001 380DA
    Fully updated Raymarine MFDs, Quantum radar, full LED lighting conversion, and lots more.
    Twin 454 Horizons
    Not exactly an electronics upgrade...well, other than the Fusion remote now on the dash, but a sexy wheel, thanks to MonacoMike.

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  10. tdb380Ray

    tdb380Ray New Member

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    Jun 21, 2018
    380 Sundancer 2001
    8.1's
    looks great, where did you get the USB drop for the blanks thats a great idea?
     
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  11. bracketracer

    bracketracer Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    470
    Aug 23, 2016
    Wilson, NY
    2001 380DA
    Fully updated Raymarine MFDs, Quantum radar, full LED lighting conversion, and lots more.
    Twin 454 Horizons
  12. Chris-380

    Chris-380 Active Member

    378
    Jan 20, 2019
    Pontoon Beach IL
    380 Sundancer 2000
    454 Horizon w/V drives
  13. bracketracer

    bracketracer Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    470
    Aug 23, 2016
    Wilson, NY
    2001 380DA
    Fully updated Raymarine MFDs, Quantum radar, full LED lighting conversion, and lots more.
    Twin 454 Horizons
  14. Chris-380

    Chris-380 Active Member

    378
    Jan 20, 2019
    Pontoon Beach IL
    380 Sundancer 2000
    454 Horizon w/V drives
    It’s worth a shot for a fraction of the cost, imo
     
  15. JPGator

    JPGator Active Member

    215
    Apr 25, 2019
    2007 Sundancer 340
    Mercruiser 8.1S
    If you don’t have the switches you can use one of these I think.

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  16. bracketracer

    bracketracer Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    470
    Aug 23, 2016
    Wilson, NY
    2001 380DA
    Fully updated Raymarine MFDs, Quantum radar, full LED lighting conversion, and lots more.
    Twin 454 Horizons
    I thought about that, but with that 12v plug being way down left on the dash, my quest to not have USB cables draping all over the place to reach the mounts on the starboard window wouldn't have been realized.
     
  17. JPGator

    JPGator Active Member

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    Apr 25, 2019
    2007 Sundancer 340
    Mercruiser 8.1S
    Oh I hear ya there. Your set up is way cooler but for some of us lessor folks lacking your talents wires are a fact of life;)

    Can you share where the steering wheel came from?
     
  18. bracketracer

    bracketracer Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    470
    Aug 23, 2016
    Wilson, NY
    2001 380DA
    Fully updated Raymarine MFDs, Quantum radar, full LED lighting conversion, and lots more.
    Twin 454 Horizons
  19. JPGator

    JPGator Active Member

    215
    Apr 25, 2019
    2007 Sundancer 340
    Mercruiser 8.1S
    Those are nice for sure. May have to look into that after the wallet refills a bit.

    What did you end up using for iPad/cell mount? I used to do a lot of off-roading and used a scosche mount that worked well.
     
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  20. bracketracer

    bracketracer Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    470
    Aug 23, 2016
    Wilson, NY
    2001 380DA
    Fully updated Raymarine MFDs, Quantum radar, full LED lighting conversion, and lots more.
    Twin 454 Horizons
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