Visiting the idea of upgrading gauges again... my birthday is coming up and the wife really wants to get the gauges for me.. (didn't have to twist my arm, LOL) Just trying to figure out which route to go. I have been looking at the MercMonitor, which looks pretty nice and does a lot without a lot of expense, and also just the smartcraft sc1000 gauges and even the vesselview. My trim gauge and speedo isn't working right now. My thoughts were to maybe get the mercmonitor and new basic gauges for everything else. I have the multi gauge in the middle and speedo, tach and trim are the others. Seems I could put the mercmonitor in place of the tach, since it displays the RPMs. I don't want to have to cut new holes. Would like the chrome trim so that everything looks nice. If I go the VV route, I'm guessing I would need to do away with all the other gauges.. but not sure how to make a new dash piece like I see others have done on other posts. My challenge is figuring out what all I need. I know I will need the harness (not sure which length for my 280) and it looks like a junction box. Not sure what else.. Talked to Merc yesterday, VERY helpful.. they sent me some PDFs with some more info.. just trying to get a parts list together to see what I need, and how much of a chore it will be. Seems easy enough in thought...but figure it can be very challenging getting the harness from the engine to the dash.