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Old 15 January 2015, 10:31   #1
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Need something to fill my hole!

I have a hole in my dash where a fixed VHF used to be. I have a handheld now so no point adding another. Also it's on a step to the bow so will likely get salty.

I was thinking of putting in a storage/glovebox type thing but can't find one small enough.

I the space I have is-
(h-150mm w-280mm)

Anyone know of anything that'll fit or any other ideas? Click image for larger version

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Just blank it off, or cut it bigger to take the smallest box you can find. Will be a handy little storage area.
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The measurements are as large as it would allow for a box. I thought about blanking it but I defiantly won't be able to get a good finish on it.
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radio? as in the music kind.
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Already got a stereo system fitted.

Did have an idea. My girlfriend used to have a vw polo that had a perfect storage bit. Could get one at a scrap yard, paint it white and seal it in.

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Couple of suggestions.

Insert box for powder fire extinguisher, but not sure if product has to be stored vertically?
Fire Extinguisher Insert Moulding (FE1 and FE2)

CNC engraved sign for VHF. Boat name, call sign, MMSI, etc.
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The measurements are as large as it would allow for a box. I thought about blanking it but I defiantly won't be able to get a good finish on it.
Small Piece of Stainless sheet ..just over size... Round off edges..powder coat it White and..bolt/screw and sikoflex inplace.
Neat tidy waterproof and very strong!
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Small Piece of Stainless sheet ..just over size... Round off edges..powder coat it White and..bolt/screw and sikoflex inplace.
Neat tidy waterproof and very strong!
Seems like a waste of good stainless steel. Marine grade 316 deserves to be seen.
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Seems like a waste of good stainless steel. Marine grade 316 deserves to be seen.
Depends on what you like the look of...
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... where a fixed VHF used to be. I have a handheld now so no point adding another....
I'd put a VHF in it - redundancy is a good thing!
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