View Full Version : Has anyone installed a remote on the back of their boat?
08-18-2008, 01:44 PM
I am going to add a second remote on the rear of the boat. It seems really easy to run the wires and plug the splitter into the deck, hide the wires and done. With that said my concern is mounting the remote. I assume there is some type of adhesive on the back and the only hole would be to get the wire through, looks like you have to make a decent size hole to fit the head through, can anyone confirm?
Also any tricks to prevent the fiberglass from spider cracking?
Here is the remote I am putting in and the splitter I assume I would use. Whole project can be done on my own for under $125, vs an hour or more of shop time.
What do you think, can I do this?
08-18-2008, 02:09 PM
I did it on mine.
Put blue painters tape on the gelcoat, run the drill in reverse and take your time. Also, grab a straight edge and find an area that is reasonably flat. The remote has a gasket installed on the back, so I just put a small bead of silicone around the base and tightened it up.
08-18-2008, 02:32 PM
Thanks Sodar... Was I right about the adhesive on the back. So you just drill the hole big enough to get the head through?
08-18-2008, 04:09 PM
the remote has two studs, and a brakcet.
08-18-2008, 04:12 PM
not to be a jerk but serach for transom remote... i was going to do one earlier this yr but couldn't make myself pull the trigger (on the drill that is)... i had a thread going about doing a transom remote... good luck
08-18-2008, 04:15 PM
loffgren thanks for the drawing. So I will only have to drill two holes, or would it be three...? Two for the screws and then one for the wires? Thanks!
08-18-2008, 04:20 PM
you only have to drill one hole, but a rather large one, about 2" in diameter. If i rember correctly there are terminals for the wires (positive / negative) and the input just plugs in. On my old boat (X1) i just taped it off with blue tape and used a hole saw. The only thing i recommend, i had the remote with the display and it would fog up every time. I am not much of an artist, if you look at the scetch the entire unit fist in the hole, the front face is larger than the back....
08-18-2008, 04:23 PM
go to crutch field and type in model number not sure if this is yours but here is the size for the hole for one of the models Remote Dimensions: Diameter of outer frame=2.415", Cutout diameter necessary for chassis to mount in panel=2.003", Mounting depth of chassis=1.137", Mounting depth including fixed mounting bolts=2.224", Overall depth=2.734"
08-18-2008, 05:27 PM
Cool thanks for the tips. I think it seems easy enough, I read the thread that WakeX2wake had earlier this year and there was some good pointers.
If I have it right I would drill the 2 in. hole and then the bracket would go in behind the hole on the other side? Then just attach and plug the wires and set to go...
08-18-2008, 05:41 PM
yup you got it..!
08-18-2008, 10:51 PM
I installed one on my 08 197 about two months ago. Other than the pucker factor of drilling a two inch hole in the hull it was pretty easy. On my 197 the ground and light wires were already dead ended for the remote. You just have to splice into them and the back lighting of the remote will work with the navigation and anchor lights.
08-19-2008, 01:14 PM
I looks like the remote has a basic plug on it. does that not included the lights? I don't care all that much about it being lite since it's on the rear of the boat... can I by pass this step?