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    Does anyone have a suggestion for the best place to locate stereo speakers in a 231? I already have two mounted on the center console facing aft, but I want to put a couple more somewhere in the front of the boat where they will sound the best.
    Jay Stipe[br]Tampa, FL

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    whenever I mount them on boats, I usually mount the on either side of the console under the gunnel height. this lets the sound kinda bounce around. I sometimes mount a second pair in the front deck facing stern, but I dont know for sure if you can get wires up there on your boat.
    Tampa/St.Augustine FL[br]retired: T.A. Mahoney Co.[br]Full time student Flagler College[br]

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    • #3
      Does your boat have the rectangular inspection plates up neer the front seating area? Those make a awsome place to mount 2,7 inch speekers. Just done it and it works out great. Have seen other Makos with them there also. dave
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      • #4
        I don't have the rectangular inspection plates. Is it OK to cut 7" holes in the fiberglass up near the front seating area? I'm hesitant to do it unless it's pretty common. My other thought was to build speaker boxes out of Starboard and mount them with screws in the side rod-holder cutouts. Any suggestions?
        Jay Stipe[br]Tampa, FL

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        • #5
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          Originally posted by michigan dave


          Does your boat have the rectangular inspection plates up neer the front seating area? Those make a awsome place to mount 2,7 inch speekers. Just done it and it works out great. Have seen other Makos with them there also. dave



          How hard did you find it to fish the wires back to the console?
          ROGUE I[br]1978 235 CC[br]Newburyport, MA[br]ROGUE II[br]1987 17\' Montauk[br]Camden, ME[br]

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          • #6
            Good question Justin. I am getting ready to mount my speakers and thought the inspection plate holes would be idea. But , getting the wires back to the console is gonna be tough.

            How do you other folks do it?

            bc
            Bob Carpenter [br] Maine[br]1969 Boston Whaler 13\' (Annie3 1/2) [br]Built Annie2 and Annie3 which can be seen in The Project pages[br]

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            • #7
              What I did on the 25 was run the speaker wires forward to the anchor locker, disconnct the bow light, connected the speaker wire AND a piece of monofilament to the bow light wire and pulled both through under the console. Then, reconnected the mono to the bow light wiore and pulled it back the other way. Not sure where the wires actually went, but they are going from radio to speaker... []
              Artie Sutherland[br]Rude Attitude -\'76 Mako 25 CC. - SOLD[br]1976 Mako 21[br]2002 Yellowfin 31 - 300 hp Suzukis[br]Gulf Coast, Mississippi[br]

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              • #8
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                Originally posted by Annie2


                Good question Justin. I am getting ready to mount my speakers and thought the inspection plate holes would be idea. But , getting the wires back to the console is gonna be tough.


                How do you other folks do it?

                bc


                Well, you're lucky--at least you had the luxury of wiring your bilge and such with the deck off. Fishing those wires is no fun to say the least!
                ROGUE I[br]1978 235 CC[br]Newburyport, MA[br]ROGUE II[br]1987 17\' Montauk[br]Camden, ME[br]

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                • #9
                  I have a 231 and mounted 4 x 6 speakers forward underneath the gunwales facing down. They are out of sight and weather--works great.

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                  • #10
                    SPEAKERS????????? WE DON'T NEED NO STINKIN SPEAKERS???????

                    THIS IS A FISHING BOAT!!!!!!! IF YOU WANT SPEAKERS GET A SEARAY!!!!!!

                    [88][(#)][88]

                    Just kidding......mabee not.

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                    • #11
                      Careful on the port side....A lot of older ones have the view plate for Fuel Fill and Vent tube observation, and some of those tubes are hidden behind foam...

                      If your taking a jigsaw to that area also sniff for possable fuel fumes that may have snuck below. well vented area and safety first.

                      My last 3 Mako's have had the speakers cut into the freeboard in that area forward, and to either side of the leaning post aft.

                      Im thinking of adding an amp and some drivers under the console, its cheaper than buying 4 strokes to hear the music...[:x)]

                      Jim
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