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will posted 12-04-2001 07:46 AM ET (US)   Profile for will  
I have a 1991 '19 Outrage. The previous onwer built speaker boxes that take up the first 18" of the cutouts for rod holders under the gunnels. I need that space for rod storage, so I am going to get rid of the boxes he built. Where should I move the speakers. I would rather not cut holes in the liner of the boat. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
Whalerdan posted 12-04-2001 09:08 AM ET (US)     Profile for Whalerdan  Send Email to Whalerdan     
I've considered getting some good quality speakers and a radio with plenty of power. Just set or mount the speakers inside the console and turn up the volume. Should work like a big reverb box. If you try it, let me know if it works.
Bigshot posted 12-04-2001 09:19 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
You won't hear it that way, would work for bass but not treble. You need to mount outside somewhere. How about a pair of those white Bose outdoor speakers?
Chap posted 12-04-2001 09:51 AM ET (US)     Profile for Chap  Send Email to Chap     
Will,
I've seen speakers mounted into the console, find a spot and drill. Also, if your model boat has the covers for the fuel fill hoses etc. on both sides, I've seen them there as well. I would beef up the cover some how for better sound/vibration prevention.
This project is on my list as well.
Chap
GAwhale posted 12-04-2001 10:14 AM ET (US)     Profile for GAwhale  Send Email to GAwhale     
A friend of mine had a center console Mckee. He mounted a tupperware bowl on each side of the center console (the exterior). He attached each speaker to the inside of the bowl.

When the boat was not in use he put the covers on the tupperware bowls to protect the speakers. I thought it was pretty clever and the installation looked very good.

GAwhale posted 12-04-2001 10:29 AM ET (US)     Profile for GAwhale  Send Email to GAwhale     
Allow me to clarify:

He cut a hole on each side of the ceter console and set the bowl in from the exterior. Only the upper lip of the bowl portruded.

triblet posted 12-04-2001 08:51 PM ET (US)     Profile for triblet  Send Email to triblet     
Those Bose speakers are decent for their
size. I have a pair in my back yard hooked
up to the jukebox in the family room.

However, I'd just leave them off the boat.
Somehow music and a Montauk don't go together.

Chuck

Highwater posted 12-04-2001 09:17 PM ET (US)     Profile for Highwater    
I have always thought that it would be nice to hang four lightweight, cube speakers from a T-top, or even from a bimini top. The wires could be hidden in the tubing and speakers could be placed in mesh bags, one in each of the four corners. Has anyone tried this?
will posted 12-05-2001 08:17 AM ET (US)     Profile for will    
Thanks to all of you for the replys. Bigshot, where would you suggest mounting the speakers? I want whatever I do to be as unobtrusive as possible. I would rather not mount them in the console.
hauptjm posted 12-05-2001 09:49 AM ET (US)     Profile for hauptjm    
I have mine mounted on the lower forward sides of the console, aiming directly at the glass molded covers amidships. The console provides great bass resonance and the fiberglass covers reflect the midrange and treble very well( a la Bose). Putting them forward also keeps them well out of the way of useful space in the console.
bubba18 posted 12-06-2001 09:20 PM ET (US)     Profile for bubba18  Send Email to bubba18     
Why don't you make a box that fits where the ccoler is and mount the speakers there. You can take them off the boat when you don't what to use them or need the cooler. The radio should go in their too.

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