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by mpostgate
Sat Aug 25, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Cat Talk
Topic: 266Sf Repower and New electronics.
Replies: 3
Views: 846

Re: 266Sf Repower and New electronics.

Looks great!
by mpostgate
Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:18 am
Forum: Cat Talk
Topic: Dive Ladder for 266 Hull
Replies: 4
Views: 959

Re: Dive Ladder for 266 Hull

The picture I posted is the best one I have right now. I'll try to get you a better photo this weekend. If you zoom you can see two of the mounting pads. The welder fabricated the square mounting pads to fit the available mounting surface on the swim platform. The rails are through-bolted and secure...
by mpostgate
Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Cat Talk
Topic: Dive Ladder for 266 Hull
Replies: 4
Views: 959

Re: Dive Ladder for 266 Hull

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Garelick Sport/Dive ladder with a breakaway mount. Hand rails were custom made by a local marine welding shop.
by mpostgate
Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Cat Talk
Topic: New instrument panels 266SF
Replies: 11
Views: 4503

Re: New instrument panels 266SF

I did attach the acrylic from behind. The acrylic is opaque, you can't see any fasteners through it. To mount the panel I used "heat-set threaded inserts" (lots of youtube videos show the process if you search on that term). I found the inserts at McMaster-Carr online. You can see the scre...
by mpostgate
Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Cat Talk
Topic: New instrument panels 266SF
Replies: 11
Views: 4503

Re: New instrument panels 266SF

I love 'em! My original motors were 2001 Opti's, so I knew what I was getting. It's like a new boat again with the new power and updated electronics. The motors are 2015's. The previous owner is a fishing guide sponsored by Mercury, so they are kinda high hours (600) for their age, but meticulously ...
by mpostgate
Sat Jan 27, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Cat Talk
Topic: New instrument panels 266SF
Replies: 11
Views: 4503

Re: New instrument panels 266SF

I decided to return the Simrad GO7 and ordered a NSS7 evo2, mainly for esthetics. The finished product looks pretty good. I still have a bunch of wiring to do, and I need to buy a Mercury Vessel View Link to get my engine data on the NSS7. And I have to figure how to get my fuel tank info to the dis...
by mpostgate
Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Cat Talk
Topic: New instrument panels 266SF
Replies: 11
Views: 4503

Re: New instrument panels 266SF

Here is my new switch panel, still in production at New Wire Marine.
world cat panel.jpg
by mpostgate
Sun Dec 31, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Fishing Exploits
Topic: Tuna trip without tuna
Replies: 2
Views: 920

Re: Tuna trip without tuna

Your photo caption says gag grouper, but those sure look like scamp to me. Nice fish.
by mpostgate
Sun Dec 31, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Cat Talk
Topic: Move Batteries into the center console-266SF
Replies: 4
Views: 2496

Re: Move Batteries into the center console-266SF

I've considered doing the same thing. Please update this thread with your lessons learned along the way.
Thanks
by mpostgate
Sun Dec 31, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Cat Talk
Topic: New instrument panels 266SF
Replies: 11
Views: 4503

Re: New instrument panels 266SF

By the way, here's a shot of my new used (2015) motors:
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I added Tuff Skinz vented covers for the cowls:
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