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Basic GPS VHF DSC Radio Installation In A Boat Wax Corian

  • Listed: March 9, 2019 8:22 am


I might want to relocate stuff, so the fewer holes the better. However, this area is a compound curve, so getting something to fit right might be difficult. I purchased a scrap piece that came from a sink cutout from a cabinet shop. Green was the only color the shop had – fortunately, the boat trim is green, so it worked out. The ears were just about too large for this side of the dash as well.I taped the dash insert to allow for a easy method of transfering the template alighment marks.

The cut-off wheel throws fine aluminum “dust” all over the place – so tape up all electrical connections and switches so you don’t have electrical problems later. I mounted this block in the right dashboard hole area, but left room for future gauges or accessories to be installed in the right dash area. Here is the final installation of the radio with the dash re-installed. Although intended for epoxy resin, it worked fine with the polyester. I finished sanded the area with 2, 000 grit wet-or-dry sandpaper, used wet.

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The only option would be to replace the radio with a smaller one. The fender washers will help spread out any stress from the antenna mount. Therefore, part of the installation is removal of the original radio, and repair of the holes drilled into the helm. Since woodworking is one of my hobbies, it gave me a chance to work a new medium. Here is a drawing of how the whole thing fits together – and through the cup holder. The flush mount kit had mounting ears that made the radio too large for the right side of the dash. I only had a inch or so of “wiggle room”, so the template let me determine the proper location. These are the standard dash mounting screws, and they served as alignment marks for transferring the template to the dash insert. The dash ended up being made out of aluminim, with a facing of plastic wood grain. This gel coat had the consistancy of clay, so it filled the holes really nice. The holes are slightly noticeable, since the gel coat repair not quite the exact color.

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I am not 100% happy with the radio location, but there is no alternative in-dash location possible. Unfortunately, the original installer of the antenna did not know about this, and missed the mounting pads. The first step was to remove the old mount, clean up the sealant (fortunately, 5200 was not used), then mask off the hole areas and fill them with epoxy. I used stainless hardware, including 1in dia fender washers. I used enough sealant that it gushed under the fender washers on the inside of the boat.

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