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Frank O posted 06-17-2012 02:25 PM ET (US)   Profile for Frank O   Send Email to Frank O  
The previous owner of my 1995 Outrage 21 had an AM/FM stereo mounted front-and-center on the boat's console. It had a removable face; you can see its position to the right of the Lowrance GPS unit and to the left of the marine radio in the picture below:

http://www.inkbox.net/whaler/console-old.jpg

The stereo no longer works, and since I'm not that big on music out on the water, I'd just as soon remove it. I'd like to find a simple plate to cover the hole, but am a little challenged finding something suitable. I've Googled and looked on eBay and Amazon, and so far am only finding relatively complex (and often brand-specific) components that are fairly expensive. Isn't there a cheap and cheerful piece of plastic out there designed to cover up a single-DIN hole?

Ridge Runner posted 06-17-2012 05:23 PM ET (US)     Profile for Ridge Runner  Send Email to Ridge Runner     
This should work - takes about 10 days to get to the states. Put a litle balck silicone on the back edges. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ CD-Radio-blanking-panel-plate-cover-DIN-standard-NEW-/ 251068877040?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item3a74df08f0
Frank O posted 06-18-2012 09:30 PM ET (US)     Profile for Frank O  Send Email to Frank O     
Thanks much, looks like that should work fine. Between that and the color-coded wires, those are some great leads!
Phil T posted 06-19-2012 04:07 PM ET (US)     Profile for Phil T  Send Email to Phil T     
Frank

A few alternatives:

-A piece of aluminum spray painted a complementary color.
-Piece of starboard?
- Small plastic 1/4 inch thick cutting boards in the grocery store in an off white color.

Chuck Tribolet posted 06-20-2012 12:34 PM ET (US)     Profile for Chuck Tribolet  Send Email to Chuck Tribolet     
Someplace (Crutchfield?) I've seen a little glove box that
fits in a single DIN opening.

Chuck

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