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Aric'sX15 02-28-2013 12:34 AM

Amp Walls/ racks! Lets see them!
 
Trying to get ideas to clean up my amps as I just installed a third. If there is a thread on this please enlighten me! searched but no luck. Pics to come so i can start it off!

epnault 02-28-2013 12:55 AM

I made thick sheet metal, stainless, frames for my amps and sub that are tucked under my observer seat. I will take some pics when I am at the cabin this weekend.

CantRepeat 02-28-2013 05:43 AM

http://www.mikesell.net/images/boat/amps.jpg

Theclarks1111 02-28-2013 07:38 AM

What is the frame made out of?


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Originally Posted by CantRepeat (Post 911860)


EarmarkMarine 02-28-2013 09:25 AM

Aric,
You can see a ton of examples in our installation gallery. I like the simplicity of an amp panel built from resin-coated 0.75" thick cabinet-grade birch clad in a marine-grade rubber-backed non-mildew carpet. Elevate the bottom of the panel 0.50" off the sole and it's virtually bulletproof. The birch and resin are available from any Home Depot. For cooling you can slightly elevate the amplifiers off the surface. This gap can also serve as a wire passageway if you want to route all cables behind the panel. There's also the easy servicibilty of building your wire raceways above the surface with the power accessing from one side and the signal path accessing from the other. Either route is more production level than custom but very fiunctional.
David

bsloop 02-28-2013 10:48 AM

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Rack I had saved as an example of what I might like to do with my 4 that are currently pulling on my bulkheads. I thought I had pics of mine but cant seem to find them......

CantRepeat 02-28-2013 10:58 AM

Just 3/4" pressure treated plywood.

Brian B 02-28-2013 11:38 AM

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c2...0/DSCF5341.jpg

Aric'sX15 02-28-2013 01:39 PM

Those are all clean! Im deathly afraid to drill into the fiberglass under the observers area, so this is the best option for me.

EarmarkMarine 02-28-2013 02:07 PM

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Originally Posted by Aric'sX15 (Post 911974)
Those are all clean! Im deathly afraid to drill into the fiberglass under the observers area, so this is the best option for me.

And you should be afraid...very afraid.
Never, ever drill into the fiberglass unless you have confirmed that factory inserted a mounting pad in a particular location.
If it's an appropriate location, then use a 'stop' on your drill bit to control the depth when drilling a pilot hole. And the pilot hole should be the EXACT depth as the screw penetration depth.
Never drill into the sole within 3 to 4 inches of the hull.

David


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