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  1. #11
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    North Wales, sailing Aegean Sea or Menai Strait
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    Default Re: Surround for bulkhead instrument cluster - Perspex, Acrylic or something else?

    This company www.westminsterplastics.com did an excellent job for me. The holes were cut with a router after making two test versions to check that everything was correct. Cost was very reasonable, I forget exactly but around 50. Which compared with the cost of the instruments was negligible.
    Answers to some technical queries at new website http://coxeng.co.uk

  2. #12
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    Default Re: Surround for bulkhead instrument cluster - Perspex, Acrylic or something else?

    Quote Originally Posted by claymore View Post
    Vyv - that is very neat but I think you need to steer a bit to the left.....!
    still 0.6 miles to the waypoint so we should be OK.
    Answers to some technical queries at new website http://coxeng.co.uk

  3. #13
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    North Bucks
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    Default Re: Surround for bulkhead instrument cluster - Perspex, Acrylic or something else?

    I used a piece of the material used for Sofits/ bargeboards in houses. Very light, very easy to cut with hand tools/ hole saws on a drill, very weatherproof, very cheap ( you can buy an offcut ) Widely available from specialist suppliers on your local industrial estate. The shape that has a lip one one edge is ideal.
    Agreed, it does not look as smart as some of the alternatives, but is quick and easy .
    Andrew

  4. #14
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    Nov 2016
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    Lincoln
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    Default Re: Surround for bulkhead instrument cluster - Perspex, Acrylic or something else?

    We had similar issue, used 3mm Ali plate, cut holes for instruments and countersunk screw holes for fixing, then etched primed and then spray painted with top Matt lacquer, looks good and easy to match gel coat with paint from auto shop.

    Been very pleased and lasting well for over 2 years

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