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The Shipyard ( Dry Dock ): Builds & Questions => Yachts and Sail R&D: => Topic started by: CJ1 on April 15, 2021, 04:37:02 pm

Title: Waterproof deck switch advice
Post by: CJ1 on April 15, 2021, 04:37:02 pm
I am trying to source a waterproof deck switch for the battery for my IOM one metre yacht, so that I don't have to open the hatch to switch off between races. I've seen the RMG one on an IOM before but can't find where to obtain them in the UK.
What has anyone used successfully that they can recommend please?
thanks
Chris
Title: Re: Waterproof deck switch advice
Post by: john44 on April 15, 2021, 05:56:06 pm
HiCJ1, what most do is fix a slide switch inside the boat, with a hole drilled in the lever, use a rod through the hole
Extended to outside the hull through a bellows to keep it waterproof and switch the switch via a pull/push operation.
Have you tried Component shop?

John
Title: Re: Waterproof deck switch advice
Post by: Colin Bishop on April 15, 2021, 06:07:37 pm
If you Google waterproof toggle switch or waterproof rocker switch you will come up with plenty of options, many on Amazon.

They are commonly used in full size boats for switching 12v accessories.

Colin.
Title: Re: Waterproof deck switch advice
Post by: RST on April 15, 2021, 09:47:39 pm
RS components have plenty of waterproof latching pushbuttons which look similar to the blurry pics I can find of your chosen ones. Not sure if they are low profile enough for you but they're not "high". I don't think you need a vat account to buy from them anymore but I might be wrong.
Title: Re: Waterproof deck switch advice
Post by: CJ1 on April 16, 2021, 08:37:35 am
Thanks everyone for your prompt advice.. its why I like our Forum!
RS Components and The Component shop have what I need, Thanks again.  :-))
Chris
Title: Re: Waterproof deck switch advice
Post by: garethjones35 on April 17, 2021, 05:41:18 pm
The RMG switch is available from Bill Green at Smartwinch UK, contact details here   http://smartwinchuk.co.uk/