Upper Helm weather protection
The good ship is in need of a total upper helm refit; all new gauges, buttons and indicator lights, and a VHF. Our new bimini has two front struts that attach at the front dash on both sides, making covering it with our present cover impossible. I get folding the bimini back and covering everything up during the winter, but not during the nice weather boating season. I look around the marina and see no one with covers on their upper helm areas. It does rain occasionally.
Are your engine instruments in any kind of waterproof enclosure? The VHF radio I want to get says "waterproof", so I guess that's OK. My sailboat engine panel was in a recessed enclosure. How are you set up?
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