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    I was just wondering what type of gauges everyone is running?
    Mechanical,or electrical,where applicable,Marine or non marine,Speedo or not,liquid filled or not? what types are best for the Jet boat's....Hal

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    It's a matter or personal choice.

    I like mech. gauges for everything especially oil pres. Oil pres, oil temp, water temp, speedo all liquid filled and blower pres. guage. I couldn't find a liquid filled tach

    I know a racer that likes electric gauges for everything. So it just a matter or choice.

    The larger the better if you have room.

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    I run mech gauges. I feel they are more accurate.

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    On a boat, marine gauges all the way.

    I'm running Auto Meter Pro Comp Marine electric gauges. No chance of a leak from an electric gauge.

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    I run Beede guages and never had any issues. They are nice,reliable and friendly on the wallet. Tom @ jetboatperformance carrys them in stock along with rex and eddies
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    I run the Beede guages as well. NOW if I can only figure out how to mount the news ones with the angled bezels. I think the Hardin Marine guages are Beede's as they sure look alike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GAWnCA View Post
    I run the Beede guages as well. NOW if I can only figure out how to mount the news ones with the angled bezels. I think the Hardin Marine guages are Beede's as they sure look alike.

    Get a drill with a sanding roll on it. The back side of the gauge holes needs to be angled.

    Just put these in. Relatively easy on the wallet. Wasn't sure about the CF, but they look great in the boat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Constant840 View Post
    Get a drill with a sanding roll on it. The back side of the gauge holes needs to be angled.

    Just put these in. Relatively easy on the wallet. Wasn't sure about the CF, but they look great in the boat.
    CF? I've got the angle but would like to see the brackets on the back side and how they are done. Can you shoot a photo? I don't care what your wiring looks like just what you did to the brackets. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GAWnCA View Post
    CF? I've got the angle but would like to see the brackets on the back side and how they are done. Can you shoot a photo? I don't care what your wiring looks like just what you did to the brackets. Thanks.
    CF = Carbon Fiber

    I don't have any photos of the backside right now. I can snap some tonight.
    All the gauges come with an aluminum "U" type barcket. I just cut one side really short to follow the angle of the gauge on the backside of the dash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Constant840 View Post
    CF = Carbon Fiber

    I don't have any photos of the backside right now. I can snap some tonight.
    All the gauges come with an aluminum "U" type barcket. I just cut one side really short to follow the angle of the gauge on the backside of the dash.
    That would be great. Your dash looks great. Thanks

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    I used automotive gauges in the Stevens when I rebuilt it.

    It's hard to see, but basically what I did was clearance the edge of the gauge hole in the dash so it would clear, then trim one leg of the gauge bracket to the angle of the gauge. Splay the legs out slightly so it tightens down securely and you're done.






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    i use the nordskog gauges,the look great and not bad for the wallet either.heres the link.....
    http://www.nordskogperformance.net/p...king/index.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by sleekvino View Post
    i use the nordskog gauges,the look great and not bad for the wallet either.heres the link.....
    http://www.nordskogperformance.net/p...king/index.htm
    I got my Beedes from Jet Boat Performance http://www.jetboatperformance.com/index.php?p=gauges $139.00 for the complete 5 gauge set.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GAWnCA View Post
    I got my Beedes from Jet Boat Performance http://www.jetboatperformance.com/index.php?p=gauges $139.00 for the complete 5 gauge set.

    not bad but i like my gauges they look better and not everyone has them.plus you get what you pay for.

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