control panel for boat

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Project by RAH posted 08-12-2008 04:10 AM 2346 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My plastic panel on my pontoon boat was old and faded. So I milled some teak to 1/4 inch and used the old panel for a template. Teak is a nice wood to work with, sands and shapes easily the wood feels almost oilly.

I left out the cigarette lighter, quit smoking one year ago.

-- Ron Central, CA

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#1 posted 08-12-2008 05:36 AM

Nice job, that looks great.

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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#2 posted 08-12-2008 06:37 AM

Great job. Really looks better.

So what are you going to plug your searchlight into.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#3 posted 08-12-2008 07:09 AM

Nice Job.
Is Ok if you include the cigarette llighter charging socket..You can use it for charging your cordless power tools..
Take care and work safe.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#4 posted 08-12-2008 11:17 AM

Great job!

Thanks for the post


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#5 posted 08-12-2008 02:04 PM

The bottom left port is a socket for power, so I can still use that for search light and charging. I felt a sense of power to remove the cigarette lighter, cigarettes had a big hold on my life, no more.

-- Ron Central, CA

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#6 posted 08-26-2008 08:37 PM

nice work. I havent been on line for a whyle but ive looked at all of your projects and I think they are very impressive.

-- bryano

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#7 posted 12-01-2008 05:42 AM

congrats on NOT smoking…I know its tough!!!

I like the new addition to the boat—-but it looks like you are in a desert?

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#8 posted 12-01-2008 05:58 AM


-- Ron Central, CA

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