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« on: September 22, 2010, 11:22:16 AM »
Your tax dollars at work.  A friend gave me one of those fancy "your tax dollars at work" signs from some jobsite he was on as I was scrounging used material to make my stereo console.  This wood is TOUGH! It also appears sealed and is really nice. I guess it would be seeing as how the news said they paid $60k per sign. We really gotta vote these idiots out this fall.
But here is my little project...
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« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2010, 11:27:01 AM »
Hey, Nice box.  LOL! and amen to voting them out!
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« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2010, 11:47:07 AM »
nice material! TOUGH! made sure the stereo head is secure as my tug gets bumpy in the afternoon chop!  Glued and screwed. Plus, the stereo was a cast off from a hot rod project so it was my price (free!) :)
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« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2010, 11:49:08 AM »
plus some marine carpet scraps ...
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« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2010, 11:49:56 AM »
the finished project
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« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2010, 11:54:46 AM »
hardest part was deciding where to put the speakers as i use all the storage space i have now, and i dodnt want the speaker faces out where they would get bumped in by the cooler, skis and other flotsam (nautical terms for cr$p in your boat) ;D

I ended up with them facing the rear under the seat overhang. Well protected. Plus we dont listen to the stereo underway, just when we are floating off the back of the boat anyways. Perfect.
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« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2010, 12:25:45 PM »
fwiw-
I decided against the AMP route as my intent was to listen at my boat, not half way across the lake. The head I have (free!) works just fine. Great sound, little cost! Wife happy!
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« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2010, 12:51:30 PM »
fwiw- the console is mounted to the kick board, not the floor. Plus, I ran short bracket between the console box at the top up to the thru bolts used to hold the rear view mirror. That way it doesnt flop around. Plus, heavy weights have a tendency to pop out of floor screwed mounts, unless you can get under the floorboards and back it up with a bolt and large washer to distribute the weight.  Since I put everything on connectors with a few tricks, I can get the console out in less than five minutes for winter storage out of site from thieves casing my bioat for free pickins. Gives my Rottie more time to clamp her teeth on their sorry a$$.
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« Reply #8 on: September 22, 2010, 01:55:24 PM »
Looks good, I have 4 6inchers myself and it is fine. I do have a 12 inch sub that I might do in the future but that would need an amp then a better battery so.....
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« Reply #9 on: September 22, 2010, 02:43:52 PM »
i added a marine gell battery with fused output for a separate power to the unit. I ran the power thru a dash switch so I can turn power to the unit on and off (wife doesnt  know what that switch is for, so when I get tired of the radio I tell her the power died (switch OFF barney!) If i get ambitious I will put both batteries on a dual battery switch for charging, but really, the radio battery barely drops off with the couple of hours in use, and this set up is simple and bullet proof. If I parallell two batteries I have to run mombo cables from one side of the boat to the other (asking for problems my thinking). If for some reason my main ever went dead suddenly, I can easily swap batteries as everything is easily swapped without the use of tools.  Without running an AMP i gigure my radio will easily last all day on a float without recharging. So seems like a decent comprimise.
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