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Old 09-11-2014, 02:45 PM
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Has anyone got any pictures of vents you've added.

I need my door open in order to have the sub sound decent.

My only idea is some louvered vents on the side opposite of the door. Something like this, mounted vertically, of course:

http://www.go2marine.com/product/202...1-5-16-in.html




Any other ideas would be welcomed.

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I was wondering the same thing. I have to open a 13x13" side door on the CC for the bass to sound good
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This is another idea for down by my feet, but damn the price.

http://www.go2marine.com/product/769...ion-vents.html
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I don't vent mine, does the first option stick out? I don't think I'd want that.
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I don't vent mine, does the first option stick out? I don't think I'd want that.
I think it does, but I cannot tell how far.

I figure having two mounted about 6" off the deck wouldn't look too bad. The rails of the T-top would kinda keep them from getting kicked/hit.
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Just checked the specs. The drawing shows it protruding 3/4".
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So you would put them vertical behind or next to your ttop legs? I think they might be an eyesore...
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So you would put them vertical behind or next to your ttop legs? I think they might be an eyesore...
Just kinda close to them.

I cannot think of many other options.

I've considered taking the door and having more "cuts" done to it. It's already got a few slots @ about 45* cut into it for ventilation. I'm just not too sure chopping up the door is the answer.
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I really like this one. I PM'd the user, but he's yet to get back to me. His last post was in 2012...

Wish I could get a lead on one of these:

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What's your setup
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What's your setup
Speaker?

12" Memphis Marine. Right now it is in a sealed, undersized box. Fedex dropped off a Qbomb ported, coated box today, but I have not tried it yet.
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Yeah I always thought it would be cool to have a ported box with the port extending to a console side or back at the helm. Maybe retrofit it with hose with a loop and nice SS thru hull so it goes outside the console
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The more I look at it, the more I'm thinking about installing a hatch like this in the side of the console.

http://www.thehulltruth.com/4702684-post18.html
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I like the vents the pry out deal I could live without
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What about a window? They come in different sizes. This is from a Sea Hunt gamefish. I want to add one to let some air in there as it gets hot and their is no air getting in unless the door is open.

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West Marine has one
http://www.westmarine.com/buy/perko-...r-vent--224662

You may also want to have a look see at the automotive style fender vents.
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Originally Posted by vertigo View Post
West Marine has one
http://www.westmarine.com/buy/perko-...r-vent--224662

You may also want to have a look see at the automotive style fender vents.
That looks flat. Like if it rains, the water would go right in. Also, not much air volume could flow through that.
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Here is what I used for my rear sub. Range from $6 to $12. I used the large white one, about 6" by 4".

For my front sub, the installer used a speaker hole and a white speaker grille. Easy Peasy!!!

http://newcontent.westmarine.com/con...ull/282320.jpg
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Here is something promising.
http://store.earmarkcaraudio.com/Xcart/home.php?cat=293

I like the kinda arched one, but damn I hate the idea of paying that much for a piece of plastic!

8"x16" should provide plenty of air volume.


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Originally Posted by USMCsilver View Post
Here is something promising.
http://store.earmarkcaraudio.com/Xcart/home.php?cat=293

I like the kinda arched one, but damn I hate the idea of paying that much for a piece of plastic!
the last one in that attachment, scroll all the way to the bottom, is the one I used, 10 dollars works perfectly fine.
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