GrantS Posted October 20, 2010 Share Posted October 20, 2010 Winter's coming and its time for Destiny to come out of the water and time for Grant to get stuck in to some more work.......... One job on the list is to change the 1980's dashboard layout & bring it up to date a bit. Guages, mmmmm ! Yes, in addition to my new NASA depth & speed unit thats going in,i have new a Trim guage for the leg which matches the other 2007 guages. Cool.... Now, fingers crossed, the POT should be already fitted to the sterndrive, as i seem to remember seeing two pairs of wires laying in the bilge under the engine. one should be connected to the POT for the guage & the other should be for the limit switch. Mmmmmmm, LIMIT SWITCH.......... Now, if these are already there, then that will be the guage sorted, but the question is, do i connect the limit switch ? The limit switch should be adjusted so that when the rams are extended, there is only 22" +/- 1/4" centre to centre of the fixing bolts. When the rams have reached this point, the switch o/c's the supply to the up solenoid & stops them going any further. This is a safety feature, to stop the prop coming completely out of the water when you are buzzin along. The trailer button, allows the leg to be raised completely out. Problem is, i dont have a trailer button on my remote........ So, do i connect it & then fit my own trailer button, so that i can raise the leg fully, or do i just leave it. I must admit, my last boat only had an up/down button, so i guess that it never used a limit switch ??? Long time ago now. What say you regarding this......... : Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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