the template with the aquatic is fine, identify where you want to mount it, make sure sufficient room behind, mark up where the template will fit etc, double check then drill a 6 or8mm hole in each corner
then with the jigsaw cut into the middle of the cutout section to see what damage to the edges the blade does , set it for very little cutting forward motion if yours has that feature, if you are happy it cuts cleanly then join up the 4 holes cutting right to the edge of templated hole to save on the clean up after
last night i cut out and fitted an icom 421, switch unit, garmin 178c, a tacho in a friends console using this process, take it slow and careful and you will be fine
use masking tape to protect the surrounding area from the foot of the jigsaw
i am presuming you have not done this before so wanted to pass on some info to hopefully make it easier
keep the supply for the stereo separate from your vhf and chartplotter if you can
Originally Posted by CJL
Right, after quite some time pussy footing around, my RIB is getting a stereo.
I like my music and boats so my logic is why the hell not combine the both!!
I've got my stuff from Marine AV and it should be arriving tomorrow.
The head unit is an Aquatic, fully waterproof jobby which is going into a 300w Infinity Amp and on to some Infinity 6x9s.
Has anyone got any advice? I'm gonna try cutting the console with a jigsaw for the speakers, not sure about what to do with the head unit. I may mount it into the side of the console, not on the main steering wheel face. Has anyone else tried this?
What about mounting horisontally under the wheel?
What about in the back of the main console seat?
Your thoughts would be appreciated.