well i have to tell you that the first cut was the worst. i ordered the trim ring, the screws and the template from ranger on thursday, and i recieved it today. well here you go.....just a side note if you are going to try this you might want to call ranger and see if your boat model has the well installed.
removed the pedal and tapped on the deck and it had a hollow sound. i still wasn't sure that a well was underneith.
next i used a hole saw to see if the well was there (not pictured) kind of an exploritory hole. my thinking was that it is easier to repair a small hole than a larger one.
then the problem was that the template was just a square peice of paper. where do you locate it??? well i cut the "exploritory hole" bigger to get a location for the sides. by using a tape measure it was close on both sides, but fwd and aft i had some wiggle room. so once i found the location i tapped the template in place. for cutting i used a jig saw, as i can control the cuts easier.
next i used a file and to make to sides and turns smoother and installed the trim ring. it fit.....holy cow. i drilled the holes 10 each. then cleaned up the well, and threw a coat of wax in there.
next i unwired the foot petal and used the upper hole to feed the wire through to the bow. just a note that all the grommetts were already installed by the factory
you have to line up the pedal in the well cause the the sides are tight. you have just enough room for the switch on the sides and the speed switch.
and here is the finished product....took about 3 hours with a dinner in the middle. pretty easy to do. but i have to tell you that as i sit here and type this that my fingers are ichy from all the fiberglass workcant wait to try it out this weekend.................