New panel made by TECNOGRAFIC.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by mnm99, Nov 20, 2018.

  1. mnm99

    mnm99 Well-Known Member

    Oct 2, 2015
    Long Island
    2004 340 SeaRay Sundancer
    Twin 8.1 Merc
    Had to give a shout out..I have to say it looks perfect. I made a template and sent it to them 3 weeks ago and it just came back. My plan is to relocate my VHF and add a new Stereo control. So I had this made up to cover the existing holes. Matches perfect too.
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  2. Todd320

    Todd320 Active Member

    562
    Jul 21, 2016
    St. Petersburg, FL
    2007 Sea Ray 320DA
    Twin V-drive 5.7L 350 Horizon
    That looks really great. I need to get them the details on what I need and get a quote.
     
  3. lawndoctor

    lawndoctor Member SILVER Sponsor

    346
    Jun 5, 2008
    Chesapeake Bay & Philadelphia
    2009 330 Sundancer & 2002 225 Weekender
    8.1L V-Drives & Bravo III 5.0L
    Very nice. The wood grain pattern looks like a perfect match. I had them make panels on my old boat and their work and responsiveness were fantastic.

    I’m thinking of upgrading the electronics on my 2009 330 DA, and that will require several new wood grain panels on the dash. The existing OEM panels are thick, with the screw holes somewhat inset because of the thickness, and the panels have a thick rounded edge with the wood grain showing on the rounded edge, not just on the flat top surface. It looks like your original OEM panel is the same type as mine. Doe the new panel they made for you have the same thickness, with the same thick rounded edge showing the grain on the rounded edge like the original? It’s hard to tell in the photos, but it looks like it does.
     
  4. AJSB

    AJSB Member

    44
    Feb 24, 2014
    Maryland
    2000 290AJ
    2017 6.2L 350 ECT w/Bravo III Drives
    I would highly recommend Technographic as well. I re-did my helm and while they are more expensive than FP, the quality is top notch including the rounded edges and countersunk holes.
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  5. bobeast

    bobeast Dance the Tide SILVER Sponsor

    600
    Oct 22, 2017
    Isleton, CA
    2002 310DA
    350 MPI w/V-drives
    ditto
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  6. Craig

    Craig Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    241
    Feb 8, 2007
    Maryland
    2006 320 Sundancer
    twin 350 Horizon V drives
    That's beautiful.
     
  7. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    I am about to go thru this... What did you guys do to give them a template?
     
  8. mnm99

    mnm99 Well-Known Member

    Oct 2, 2015
    Long Island
    2004 340 SeaRay Sundancer
    Twin 8.1 Merc
    I use 1/8 inch white plastic sheet. Got on ebay. Just search it. The panel is the same size as original and has the same round edges.
     
  9. AJSB

    AJSB Member

    44
    Feb 24, 2014
    Maryland
    2000 290AJ
    2017 6.2L 350 ECT w/Bravo III Drives
    For mine, they had a template on file for the dash & switches so I would start by contacting them. I gave them a custom size with cutout template for under the VHF (to cover the prior larger hole) and provided the install templates for the vesselview and active trim. I added an extra switch to the stock switch panel as well. It took a few drafts back and forth but they were great to work with.
     
  10. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    They say they have my template for the perimeter...so thats fine... I was wondering how you layed out the holes for components
     
  11. AJSB

    AJSB Member

    44
    Feb 24, 2014
    Maryland
    2000 290AJ
    2017 6.2L 350 ECT w/Bravo III Drives
    Since the components I was adding were new I was fortunate enough to have pdf mounting templates and just emailed the files. The did the layout drafts and we tweaked them a bit. Otherwise I would have ordered a solid panel and laid out the components and made the cuts myself.
     
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  12. MonacoMike

    MonacoMike Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Sep 15, 2009
    Indiana lakes and Lake Michigan
    2000 Cruisers 3870
    97 270 Sundancer
    85 Sea Ray Monaco 197
    8.2 Mercs,
    7.4 BII
    260hp Alpha 1
    Some years ago several members had issues with Tecnographics. The owner then was not returning calls, product, nor templates sent in. Are they all god now?

    MM
     
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  13. NotHerDecision

    NotHerDecision Well-Known Member

    Jun 28, 2016
    Houston, Texas
    2001 Sea Ray 460 Sundancer
    2014 Seadoo 155 LTD
    2105 Seadoo 130 SE
    2013 Mercury Dinghy
    Cummins 6CTA 8.3L
    They are not just good they are great! It’s a small operation and most likely you will be dealing with Sam. Be patient and know you will have the finest work around.
     
  14. mwph

    mwph Active Member

    Jul 8, 2008
    Lake Guntersville, Tennessee River, Alabama
    1998 250 DA
    7.4L, B3
    I remember that. What a mess that was. Sounds like I may need to try again.
     
  15. MonacoMike

    MonacoMike Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Sep 15, 2009
    Indiana lakes and Lake Michigan
    2000 Cruisers 3870
    97 270 Sundancer
    85 Sea Ray Monaco 197
    8.2 Mercs,
    7.4 BII
    260hp Alpha 1
    And a huge mess it was. Glad that is all worked out.

    MM
     
  16. tdschafer

    tdschafer Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Aug 24, 2009
    Long island , NY
    1997 330 sundancer
    twin 454's, Carb, V-Drives
    Mike,
    Is that the one where the guy was in jail & had one excuse after another? I thought that was the guy that ultimately sold out to FP?
     
  17. mnm99

    mnm99 Well-Known Member

    Oct 2, 2015
    Long Island
    2004 340 SeaRay Sundancer
    Twin 8.1 Merc
    I had no problem with sam. He returned my calls and got it back in the time he said.
     
  18. Craig

    Craig Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    241
    Feb 8, 2007
    Maryland
    2006 320 Sundancer
    twin 350 Horizon V drives
    This was the only problem I ever heard of. Never ever a problem with Tecno.
     
  19. RollerCoastr

    RollerCoastr Well-Known Member

    Nov 15, 2007
    Cedar Point, OH / Miami, FL / MacRay Harbor, MI
    1997 400DA
    340HP 7.4 Mercruiser Bluewaters
    Garmin 741, 742, 8212, 24HD, Intellian I2
    1999 280BR
    Twin 250HP Merc 350 Alpha Ones
    Can anyone estimate how much more expensive before I bother them for a quote? FP's panel kit for my boat is $600. That includes a panel where SeaRay didn't put one, so the edges are very visible.

    20% more? 30?
     
  20. Craig

    Craig Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    241
    Feb 8, 2007
    Maryland
    2006 320 Sundancer
    twin 350 Horizon V drives
    The biggest difference is the finished edges.
    I think FP will do that just cost more. If you are replacing everything and don't mind the square edges then everything will look nice.
    I find mix and match doesn't quite match up.
    20% is a fair statement from what I've seen.
    Depends on complexity, cut outs ect.
     
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