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Old 11-25-2017, 05:37 PM
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I have a 2012 24v Skeeter Bay Boat. I just purchased a pair a JL Audio 6.5's and. Fusion Stereo. I would like to mount the speakers in the gunnels even with captains bench. Does anyone know if there is foam in the gunnels? What kind of surprises will I have cutting a hole in the sidewalls? How hard will it be to run cable to console? Last question, best tool to cut holes for speakers.
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Old 11-25-2017, 07:15 PM
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I have a 2012 24v Skeeter Bay Boat. I just purchased a pair a JL Audio 6.5's and. Fusion Stereo. I would like to mount the speakers in the gunnels even with captains bench. Does anyone know if there is foam in the gunnels? What kind of surprises will I have cutting a hole in the sidewalls? How hard will it be to run cable to console? Last question, best tool to cut holes for speakers.
You will need a lot wire. You have to start at console and go all the way back and then up the sides again.
You can cut them with a zig saw. Do not remember any foam that got in our way.
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No clue on your particular hull. As for cutting the holes, jl has a template in the box. simply trace and then use a Dremel tool with a cutting bit similar looking to a drill bit. Would be a lot easier to install on the console.
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You will need a lot wire. You have to start at console and go all the way back and then up the sides again.
You can cut them with a zig saw. Do not remember any foam that got in our way.
That's what I was thinking. Run wires towards the stern and use a leftover pull rope to get wires back up towards the console. From reading all the threads the sound is not a great in console as it would be in gunnels
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Originally Posted by lsurebel4 View Post
That's what I was thinking. Run wires towards the stern and use a leftover pull rope to get wires back up towards the console. From reading all the threads the sound is not a great in console as it would be in gunnels
Thats correct. Console mount is horrible.
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Originally Posted by lsurebel4 View Post
That's what I was thinking. Run wires towards the stern and use a leftover pull rope to get wires back up towards the console. From reading all the threads the sound is not a great in console as it would be in gunnels
To each their own I guess, as I have them in the console and no issues. I have a different boat. Jl 8.8s. Good luck.
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To each their own I guess, as I have them in the console and no issues. I have a different boat. Jl 8.8s. Good luck.
Just a matter of placement. In the console is pointing away from you. Will sound ok at rest but underway it will lose much of the vol and output from enviromental noise. Aiming inward from gunwale has the benefit of being pointed at you so even at rest the tweeter is in a better place. Underway you still get the full range of the speaker.
If you get the chance try changing it up you will be suprised.
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I understand the suggestion but my system is almost obnoxiously loud. Good luck.
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