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170 Montauk VHF Installation
|Author||Topic: 170 Montauk VHF Installation|
posted 06-04-2004 04:32 PM ET (US)
Has anyone installed there VHF centered directly in front of the helm on their 170 Montauk (below the instrument panel)? I thought I saw a pictures of this somewhere and can't find them now. Specifically, I would like to install an Icom 502 and wonder if this location is feasible. Thanks.
posted 06-05-2004 12:07 AM ET (US)
down near the bottom?
The downside is that your knees will probably bump into it,
The M170 needs a little cabinet that sits on top of the
posted 06-06-2004 08:15 PM ET (US)
I have mine mounted in the same location as the 2 links except it isn't flush mounted. It's bracket mounted so the speaker and controls face up. Easy to operate while standing and see at a glance and the speaker can be heard better while underway. Wires are run through a clamshell on the the console. Far from ideal but not a bad compromise.
posted 06-07-2004 10:23 AM ET (US)
I installed mine on that location and have no problems with my knees banging the radio, although I almost always drive standing up. Also, the radio's display is not as hard to read as I thought it would. It is hard to hear while underway so I may add a remote speaker later on. Check my installation out:
If you use a jig saw to cut the hole, make sure to mask an area much larger than the hole specially below it. I messed up the gelcoat on the back of the console with mine. The only other problem I had is that I lost the radio's cover on the way to the ramp the first time out with the radio so make sure that your cover fits snugly or take it off before trailering.
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