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    What he said!

    Quote Originally Posted by Christian Williams View Post
    Nobody mentioned this, but the oil pressure buzzer reminds me to turn off the ignition when sailing starts.

    My engine cutoff is back-pressure on the throttle. To also turn off the ignition I have to do the Ericson grovel-down to the cockpit panel below my tootsies. In the (loud) action of deploying and trimming sails, wrangling guests and dodging other boats, it would be really easy, without the buzzer, to forget to turn off the ignition.
    I added the buzzer when I redid my panel. The new buzzer has saved me from logging many engine hours on the Hobbs while sailing.

    FWIW, Marine Tex epoxy will repair cracks in the original panel and you can paint it.

    Mark
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    Nice panel. How do you like the key switch for the starter? I'm thinking about putting one in--fewer connections behind the panel. Do you remember what switch you used?
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    Ken,

    The panel had the key switch when I got the boat. It's the only piece of the entire panel that I didn't replace when I re-habbed it. I can look next time and get the part number. The key is OK but it does require you to carry it or get it from inside in my case vs a push-to-start button. All of my inboard boats have had the key switch so I don't have any experience with the push button start. The key doesn't really add any anti thief protection in my mind. My power is off anyway when I leave the boat. On the E36RH you can go to the foot of the quarter berth, remove a big panel and there is the back of the engine panel ready to hot wire. And the there are the sails, just sittin' there ready to sail away without even going inside.

    Mark
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