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bothedog posted 06-25-2008 11:02 AM ET (US)   Profile for bothedog   Send Email to bothedog  
Looking for a replacement bracket and wiring harness for an Icom IC - M45A. Any suggestions for the bracket other than ICOM parts (it's approx. $30.00 for a piece of plastic).
Tom Hemphill posted 06-25-2008 06:48 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tom Hemphill    
Aside from fabricating a bracket on your own, I don't have any thoughts on that. I would go to the manufacturer for the wiring harness. How is it your radio lost these components? Did you buy it from a legitimate seller?
bothedog posted 06-25-2008 06:55 PM ET (US)     Profile for bothedog  Send Email to bothedog     
Lost the items when we sold the boat a couple years back. Failed to remove the bracket and harness (had the radio).

Have given the radio to a buddy for his new boat and trying to get it installed.

Fabricating w/ stainless steel is probably the answer for the bracket.

jimh posted 06-25-2008 07:21 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
Fabricating your own wiring harness should not be difficult if you can

--locate the proper connector
--have the proper gauge and grade of wire in the proper color insulation
--have the necessary tools to assemble the connector

Many marine electrical connectors are molded-on to make a better seal, and, even if you can find a mating connection, the field-installed connector won't be waterproof.

Personally, I would get a new VHF Marine Band Radio with included digital selective calling with at least a Class-D rating. You can get a new VHF Marine Radio with Class-D DSC for about $130, and it will include a wiring harness and mounting bracket.

Chuck Tribolet posted 06-25-2008 08:06 PM ET (US)     Profile for Chuck Tribolet  Send Email to Chuck Tribolet     
Look around for somebody with a dead M45A (and maybe some
others that use the same bracket).


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