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Old 08-29-2014, 05:40 PM
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I finally found a boat and I'm getting around to changing a few things. First project is going to be re-working the current stereo and VHF setup. Attached is how everything is currently setup. It isn't working for me. The CD player is just a standard DIN mount (metal sleeve is screwed to the top of the box) and the VHF is mounted with a gimble bracket. I am trying to figure out a way to have the two units flush mounted but still be behind the door to protect from the elements. The easiest solution would be to just mount a piece of starboard behind the door then flush mount everything to the starboard but there won't be enough clearance to close the door. For the mean time, I just want to make what I already have work. Probably next summer I'm going to be replacing the stereo with a Fusion RA205 in the box and a wired remote on the console and more speakers with an Amp.

Just seeing ehat suggestions you guys have here or have already done.

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Old 08-30-2014, 02:16 PM
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I agree with your starboard idea. Cut a shim to go around the rim and then mount the starboard that the radio and VHF are cut into behind the shim. that'll keep the face of them both far enough back so the door will close. I would even use starboard for the shim. Alternative would be to cut 2 strips of marine wood or starboard the same length as the opening and maybe an inch tall. Screw one to the top of the box and one to the bottom of the box far enough back to give you space to mount the starboard panel where you want it. Then just cut your starboard to size and cut in the radio and VHF. Screw the starboard to the strips on the top and bottom and its mounted.
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Old 08-30-2014, 06:42 PM
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Option 2 that Dexter mentioned is exactly how I am about to do my e-box. I'm doing the same thing that you are, mounting my VHF and radio flush to a piece of King Star Board. Mount the blocks about 3 inches into the box, both top and bottom sides, then mount the star board to them. I would suggest doing a trial run with a piece of plywood in order to get a perfect fit before taking a saw to that expensive star board.
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