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Old 03-31-2012, 01:48 PM
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Default Flush Mount Install On My Center Console

Today in the rain/snow I started my electronics install. The boat came without electronics but the former owner didn't remove two brackets on top of the cc so I'll remove them and fill the holes when I'm done the install. I bought everything from BOE Marine and got it all the very next day. My new Garmin 740S came with a gasket and so did the Fusion Stereo but the Standard Horizon VHF radio did not. Do you think I should add a bead of caulk around the VHF? Also, I was thinking of putting some 5200 or caulk on the screws and re-tighten. Is that a good idea? Tomorrow, I'll do the wiring inside the cc, run the speaker wires, install the speakers, etc. So far, it's taken me 3 hours including gathering up my tools, etc. before starting, etc. Here are a few pics.

Blue tape to reduce chipping.


After fooling around with the templates for at least 1/2 hour, I finally got them where I want them:


All three units flush mounted. Take a look above the right side of the Fusion stereo and you'll see one hole. The former owner had a microphone hanger there. I was able to cover two holes with the stereo but I couldn't get the radio high enough to cover this hole due to clearance issues inside the cc.
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Very nice job man and I'm going to pull the trigger on a 740S very soon. Going to install radar and weather etc.
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No caulk. A very small bead of 3M silicone around the edge if there is no gasket. Dont let it bleed up so it is visible. Looks horrible. The screws are all bolts with nuts? No 5200, just use locknuts or loctite onthe threads. Looks good by the way!
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Nice job - the 2nd cut came easier than the first - didn't it
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Get the VHF flush mount kit part number MB 97. It's about $14. Your local West probably has it in stock.

It looks great....don't take a short cut.
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Get the VHF flush mount kit part number MB 97. It's about $14. Your local West probably has it in stock.

It looks great....don't take a short cut.
Thanks. I used the flush mount kit when I installed the radio. The kit didn't include a gasket for the radio. Oh well.
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If you don't want to or can't fill the extra screw hole above the stereo consider installing a aux input jack over that existing hole that will let you run virtually any mobile audio device through the Fusion (i.e., an iPod if you don't have the IP model or the external iPod cable). It will look pretty good and give you added functionality for less than $20. Polyplanar and Jensen also make models with the 3.5mm headphone jack and a USB port (some Fusions have an aux input as well as a USB input).

http://www.amazon.com/Poly-Planar-iP.../ref=pd_cp_e_0

Install looks good!
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If you don't want to or can't fill the extra screw hole above the stereo consider installing a aux input jack over that existing hole that will let you run virtually any mobile audio device through the Fusion (i.e., an iPod if you don't have the IP model or the external iPod cable). It will look pretty good and give you added functionality for less than $20. Polyplanar and Jensen also make models with the 3.5mm headphone jack and a USB port (some Fusions have an aux input as well as a USB input).

http://www.amazon.com/Poly-Planar-iP.../ref=pd_cp_e_0

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Great Idea I never thought about doing that.
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No caulk. A very small bead of 3M silicone around the edge if there is no gasket. Dont let it bleed up so it is visible. Looks horrible. The screws are all bolts with nuts? No 5200, just use locknuts or loctite onthe threads. Looks good by the way!
There are conflicting opinions on this board regarding the use of silicone or a polysulfide caulk such as 3M 101 or Life Caulk. I chose to use Life Caulk with the same exact VHF (except black). It does come off very easily if needed. Your install looks great!
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Use 3200 or 4200 for screws and bolts. 5200 is a bear and way overkill. If you go to remove the screws you may very well end up stripping the heads. Anything screwed or bolted on the exterior of a boat should be sealed somehow.
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