FV342 Bathroom Retrofit Ideas

mpn1relmpn1rel NJPosts: 7Member ✭✭

Hey FV342 Owners.....some ideas to spruce up our head.....! Safe boating and Happy Holidays.

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  • StodgeStodge Lake St. ClairPosts: 1,380Member ✭✭✭
    Backsplash looks really nice.  Is that the plastic sheet stuff or actual tile?

    How did you get power to that light near the mirror?  Been trying to figure out a way to have a light switch at the entrance but running the wires will be a challenge.

    2002 FV 342 on Lake St. Clair - Past Commodore SHC - Vessel Examiner USCGAUX

  • mpn1relmpn1rel NJPosts: 7Member ✭✭

    I have an access panel on the top by the light....I was able to fish wires from there. (you should have it) If not you can pull it from where your access door is at the bottom...pull out the entire box (Where the toilet paper is) and fish it up.  Good Luck....the light with a bigger mirror make a big difference.

  • StodgeStodge Lake St. ClairPosts: 1,380Member ✭✭✭
    The panel in the ceiling makes sense.  Curious how much space there is going from that panel toward the door to the head.  The real trick would be to get a switch in the wall, with it's wires hidden in the "wall".

    2002 FV 342 on Lake St. Clair - Past Commodore SHC - Vessel Examiner USCGAUX

  • raybo3raybo3 Revere MAPosts: 3,362Moderator mod
    The switch looks like its on the bottom of the light........
    2002 342 Fiesta Vee PC Point Of Pines YC Revere MA. popyc.org
  • StodgeStodge Lake St. ClairPosts: 1,380Member ✭✭✭
    @raybo3 agreed.  I've been trying to figure out how to switch my existing (replaced the florescent with LED) fixture with something near the door as you walk in.  I suspect that I'd have to use a surface mount switch and channel of some kind up to the ceiling of the head, then up into the gap above the ceiling.  Right now I have to switch the aft cabin light breaker at the power panel and just leave it on all night.

    2002 FV 342 on Lake St. Clair - Past Commodore SHC - Vessel Examiner USCGAUX

  • mpn1relmpn1rel NJPosts: 7Member ✭✭
    I was able to install a switch where the receptacle is (Trying to find a picture for you) Just a 3/4" round - simple to install switch.
  • raybo3raybo3 Revere MAPosts: 3,362Moderator mod
    @Stodge just thinking out loud here but why not put a motion detector switch on the fixture and leave the breaker on. When you open the door the light comes on. No cutting into the shower fiberglass or running wires...... Just say'n.
    2002 342 Fiesta Vee PC Point Of Pines YC Revere MA. popyc.org
  • DanD2DanD2 Posts: 583Member ✭✭✭
    ^^^^^^ to raybo's point.......have you guys seen on Facebook the motion activated LED lights for your toilet bowl? I got one of those and folded it over the shower enclosure. When the door is opened at night, the light comes on. It's not very bright but does the job.
    2005 Rinker Fiesta Vee 342
  • StodgeStodge Lake St. ClairPosts: 1,380Member ✭✭✭
    @raybo3 I just put one of those in our kitchen pantry.  But didn't think about a 12 volt version.  Great Idea.  Now time to find one.

    2002 FV 342 on Lake St. Clair - Past Commodore SHC - Vessel Examiner USCGAUX

  • StodgeStodge Lake St. ClairPosts: 1,380Member ✭✭✭
    Stodge said:
    @raybo3 I just put one of those in our kitchen pantry.  But didn't think about a 12 volt version.  Great Idea.  Now time to find one.
    $11 on Amazon prime:  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KTCTV8G/_encoding=UTF8?coliid=I1RAUPS3T0DV51&colid=1Y8DB3E9DCTCT&psc=0

    2002 FV 342 on Lake St. Clair - Past Commodore SHC - Vessel Examiner USCGAUX

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