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What are these switches

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What are these switches

Postby bandersen55 » June 9th, 2021, 6:01 pm

I have 4 switches on my dashboard. Two of them I can read and two are wore to the point they are unreadable. Does anyone know what they do? Also, do you know where I can order new ones with the correct labels?
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Re: What are these switches

Postby km1125 » June 9th, 2021, 8:42 pm

Sometimes I try shining different colored lights at an angle on the surface and you can read some faded labels better. If you have a laser pointer, try that too.
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Re: What are these switches

Postby vineyardgray » June 10th, 2021, 10:39 am

Here are my guesses on the wording:

Switch 1 - no idea
Switch 2 Cruise1, OFF, Cruise 2
Switch 3 no idea (maybe Fast?), Slow, Idle
Switch 4 + RPM -

What do they do? Total mystery
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Re: What are these switches

Postby Phrancus » June 10th, 2021, 10:41 am

What happens when you push them.... :-D :-D ;-)
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Re: What are these switches

Postby Carpediem » June 10th, 2021, 10:56 am

You can buy replacement rocker actuators at Flounder Pounder Marine.
https://www.fpmarine.com/Switch-Actuator-s/387.htm
There are hundreds of choices, I would call them, they are very helpful. They are suppliers for OEM Searay parts and those are the same switches on Sea Rays of that vintage.
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Re: What are these switches

Postby km1125 » June 10th, 2021, 11:13 am

Ran across this today. Looks like your panel extends to the right further, so you couldn't actually use these, but the labelling/use would be the same I would think. There are a few companies out there that will make custom-engraved covers for those switches too, so you could even change the descriptions a bit if you wanted to.

https://www.searay-parts.com/Cummins-En ... ummins.htm
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Re: What are these switches

Postby bandersen55 » June 11th, 2021, 12:15 pm

Thank you all for the information. My guess is Engine Sync, Cruise 1/2, Slow Idle, and RPM adjust. I'll be on my boat in a couple of weeks and try it out.
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Re: What are these switches

Postby Phrancus » June 11th, 2021, 1:49 pm

Sounds like features I'd like to have. Mine is older than that I suppose. I have a dial that shows the balance of engines RPM. nothing more. And only downstairs in the cabin.

I would have expected a bit smarter material such as a physical engine synchroniser: shove the throttle handles and both engines produce an equal thrust. Apparently that was not relevant at the time without engine electronics. So I keep fiddling with the throttle handles, listen to hear the interference of the engine sounds and look at the RPM dials to find a good balance.

After all long overdue maintenance jobs are done I might have a go at it with some electronics and servo's.
Although, usually by that time I've moved on to a more modern vessel that has that on board or got used to that fiddling and not care so much about improving old stuff any more :blush:

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