Thanks for all the thoughts. My main goal is to refurbish the panel because the labels are weather worn and just look a bit haggard. I thought about the Carling switches since they have the switch function made into the rocker itself. The boat is a 1999 248 so I'm sure there is no possibility of finding an OEM panel. I will probably end up having new panels made when I can get to it. As always the input here is really an asset. Thanks.There's a very small margin for error when enlarging the holes, so if you go that direction, just be careful. Take off a little at a time - it's like a haircut... you can always take more off, but you can't put it back.
Here's another idea - these guys will build you a brand new panel, to your specs, with the layout and number of switches you want. New Wire Marine.
I have the older style McGill switches and want to go to the Carling switches. The mounting holes are not the same.
I probably bought the same set a few months back, think Taylor Marine was the vendor on eBay, was going to install in the spring. They are the red lenses though and I'm liking the blue ones New Wire has, little bit of custom look.I did this recently and the dash looks great. about 100 buck on Ebay for the full original GW set of covers
he doesn't have the newer rockers like you. They are black oval switches and the rockers are not removable, the labels are on the dash panel.