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Old 01-27-2012, 11:50 PM
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Amp mounting points

Does anyone have any good pics of how they mounted their amp(s) in the front of a closed bow boat?

I have some ideas on what to do and how to do it, but looking for some history from someone who has done theirs in the past.

Pictures of your setup would be sweet.

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Old 01-28-2012, 07:55 AM
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Does anyone have any good pics of how they mounted their amp(s) in the front of a closed bow boat?

I have some ideas on what to do and how to do it, but looking for some history from someone who has done theirs in the past.

Pictures of your setup would be sweet.

TIA!
I have been on vacation and you're still at it?

The 91 you have is similar to the 93 I have. I am installing an amp as well and the kick panel (next yo the driver's left lag) is about worthless. I took it out and used it for a template to cut a piece of 3/4" plyboard for a sturdy mounting board. Coated it with epoxy resin and used the same carpet that peeled right off of the poly-plastic piece that was there. Works like a champ, a tight fit if you don't cut it perfectly like the template, but serves very well. From there?.... four screws to mount the amp and wiring for other accessories. I did use a one inch L-shaped brace (common hardware) for the front of the board to secure it in place. The floor on top of the hull will accommodate a direct wood screw right into the flooring. Done deal.

Looking back, a 1/2" thick board would work better.

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Old 01-28-2012, 10:56 AM
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On my 81 I formed some aluminum brackets and hung it under the dash
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Old 01-28-2012, 04:25 PM
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The 91 you have is similar to the 93 I have. I am installing an amp as well and the kick panel (next yo the driver's left lag) is about worthless. I took it out and used it for a template to cut a piece of 3/4" plyboard for a sturdy mounting board. Coated it with epoxy resin and used the same carpet that peeled right off of the poly-plastic piece that was there. Works like a champ,
Looking back, a 1/2" thick board would work better.

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I do not know about "worthless", but replacing it with a 1/2" to 3/4" coated board is a good idea. I have used the original kick panel in my boat for this application for 15 years now and it has lasted great. Here is pictures of my system.
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Old 01-28-2012, 05:28 PM
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I picked up a large plastic commercial cutting board at Sam's Club for $10 that was big enough to mount 2 class D amps on. I removed the carpet and glued the cutting board to the fiberglass. Then I glued the carpet back over it.

http://m.samsclub.com/catalog/product/126035
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Old 01-28-2012, 07:34 PM
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Thanks for the pics, this is what I am looking for!
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what are those clamps holding the wires down?
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Old 01-30-2012, 08:19 AM
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what are those clamps holding the wires down?
I don't remember exactly what those are called (something like "wire clamps") but you can get them at the hardware store, home depot, etc. They come in plastic or metal with a rubber insolator and are available in different sizes.
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They are called adel clamps.
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Old 01-30-2012, 11:09 AM
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Here is a link to some picture of my amp install in a Maristar 210VRS.

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