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    I recently purchased a 2005 171 cc and plan to rewire. I have 2 rookie questions and would appreciate any response. 1) The is a hose about 1/4 diameter that runs from the instruments area to the transom area. It has been cut at the instruments and is not connected to anything. At the transom, i cannot find the end but it seems to be tethered somewhere. Is this likely part of the original speedometer or could there be another function that precludes removal of the hose? 2) the wiring components (buses, terminals, posts, etc are attached (precariously) to the relatively this side of the consol. Id like to mount a board to the consol side and then mount the components to the board. Is there a material that is rigid, light, impervious to water, etc that is commonly used in this application? Thanks for any comments and guidance. Bill

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    You can glass a piece of marine ply or composite such as coosa to the inside of the console. Little more work than you are thinking but its not bad

    As far as the hose....who knows. Lot of possibilities. If youre gonna do a rewire youll bee pulling all of that out of there anyhow and most likely will find it then
    1984 Mako 238 WA [br]2015 Suzuki 250 APX[br]Central PA/OCMD[br]http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=35081[br]

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    • #3
      Welcome to CM! Sounds like the hose is an old pitot tube speedometer or water pressure gauge.

      I glassed in a piece of plywood in my console of my 20c. below is the thread but unfortantley the pictures were on an old server and they are gone but some of the commentary might be useful. I cut the wood to fit, glassed it on both sides, figured out where everything would mount, drilled holes, then over drilled the holes, filled with epoxy and re-drilled. This way the screw holes are in epoxy and not wood. A little overkill for under a console but it will never rot now. Then mix up some epoxy with cabisil filler to a peanut butter consistency and mount inside the console - no penetrations through the console either so there aren't any screw holes outside the console for a nice clean install.

      http://www.classicmako.com/forum/top...TOPIC_ID=21612

      To search CM, it's easier to use Google.

      http://www.classicmako.com/forum/top...TOPIC_ID=52507
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      Originally posted by Bebo12249


      I recently purchased a 2005 171 cc and plan to rewire. I have 2 rookie questions and would appreciate any response. 1) The is a hose about 1/4 diameter that runs from the instruments area to the transom area. It has been cut at the instruments and is not connected to anything. At the transom, i cannot find the end but it seems to be tethered somewhere. Is this likely part of the original speedometer or could there be another function that precludes removal of the hose? 2) the wiring components (buses, terminals, posts, etc are attached (precariously) to the relatively this side of the consol. Id like to mount a board to the consol side and then mount the components to the board. Is there a material that is rigid, light, impervious to water, etc that is commonly used in this application? Thanks for any comments and guidance. Bill



      1978 Mako 25 - Blind Hog
      1985 Mako 20c - sold
      Fort Walton Beach, FL
      http://www.classicmako.com/forum/top...TOPIC_ID=42841

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        Thanks Brando and Sailor. I looked up coosa board at link below. If I used the existing holes in the consol side that support outside rod holders, i was considering mounting 2 horizontal supports (2x2 treated wood or metal) to mount this material on. From the description, it appears that this material may remain flat if mounted with rigid support in a horizontal position..... or am I missing the need for glass? Thanks for your help. Bill

        https://www.boatoutfitters.com/cut-t...5=219&211=1111

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        • #5
          Welcome to CM forum. We previously had a 17 Mako that we totally redid. I documented a power panel redesign. As you commented I used a piece of 1/2" starboard mounted on standoffs using oval head screw with cup washer to secure the sub panel. We started by moving the batteries to under the console with Perko switch and ACR relay. The power panel replaced all the inline fuses. I purchased a blueseas switch panel which was part of the modular design. I could provide you with Excel spread sheet of electrical components, sub panel layout and wiring diagrams. Let me know at DMK one one six at comcast dot net.
          Keyman[br]Paoli, PA

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            Originally posted by Bebo12249


            Thanks Brando and Sailor. I looked up coosa board at link below. If I used the existing holes in the consol side that support outside rod holders, i was considering mounting 2 horizontal supports (2x2 treated wood or metal) to mount this material on. From the description, it appears that this material may remain flat if mounted with rigid support in a horizontal position..... or am I missing the need for glass? Thanks for your help. Bill


            https://www.boatoutfitters.com/cut-t...5=219&211=1111


            You can use the starboard. Its expensive. I personaly used ply but my stuff is in my cabin and secure.
            1984 Mako 238 WA [br]2015 Suzuki 250 APX[br]Central PA/OCMD[br]http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=35081[br]

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