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dusty2221
02-27-2012, 10:02 AM
I've been wanting to do this since the day we got the boat, and finally got around to it. The pictures pretty much speak for themselves. Man, I am soooo glad this is done. I hated having it mounted on top of the deck.
Old vs New
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v235/dusty2221/2012-02-26122834.jpg

Gross
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v235/dusty2221/2012-02-26122839.jpg

Template
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v235/dusty2221/2012-02-26123331.jpg

dusty2221
02-27-2012, 10:05 AM
That's a big hole!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v235/dusty2221/2012-02-26125211.jpg

Sexy finisher!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v235/dusty2221/2012-02-26125519.jpg

This whole project took 20 minutes start to finish. I used my jigsaw with a bimetal blade and it cut through with ease. I Had ash on the inside of the locker with the shopvac catching the dust. Remote and bezel dropped in the hole and tightend up like a glove!

wolfeman131
02-27-2012, 10:09 AM
Nice work!

Hope Ash had a mask on so she wasn't breathing in fiberglass dust. That stuff is nasty.

dusty2221
02-27-2012, 10:33 AM
If by mask you mean "cover your face and close your eyes babe" then yeah, she nailed it.

harmsway
02-27-2012, 11:59 AM
Looks great.
You got more guts then me cutting a hole like that.

kaneboats
02-27-2012, 12:09 PM
I hope it lasts a long time and they never change the size and shape of them if it doesn't. Cuz it looks great.

bzubke1
02-27-2012, 12:14 PM
That tooks some balls! No way I would have tackeled that. I was soo nervouse when I drilled the hole for the transom light and it was only 1/2".

New Guy
02-27-2012, 12:23 PM
Dusty I am doing that with my Kenwood 107mr remote soon. The jigsaw didn't leave a rough finish in the gel?

dusty2221
02-27-2012, 01:11 PM
It cut right through it. The blade didn't want to make the curve on the bottom left, so it looks a bit jagged. But overall, it left a very clean cut.

Kane-I have the original as backup!

98outback
02-27-2012, 01:14 PM
The 107mr replaced the commander remote and it is a different shape. I thought about flush mounting my 107r and then decided against it. Being that it has an electronics display I was not sure of the life span of this item being on the back of the boat. It is marine and should last but you know how that is.

98outback
02-27-2012, 01:15 PM
I posted at the same time you did dusty. Good feeling that you have a back up remote.

ian ashton
02-27-2012, 05:16 PM
Dusty I am doing that with my Kenwood 107mr remote soon. The jigsaw didn't leave a rough finish in the gel?




It cut right through it. The blade didn't want to make the curve on the bottom left, so it looks a bit jagged. But overall, it left a very clean cut.

When I did mine with the 107 I used a RotoZip, it was like $50 at HomeDepot and cut through the glass like butta. It's like a drill, so it does corners a little easier than a jig saw would.

mmandley
02-28-2012, 07:20 AM
Nice looking work mang, remind me when i did this. I would put my fist threw it. I climb over the nose all the time when launching the boat, since i forgot my phone was in my pocket one time and dunked it at the ramp LOL. It only took one slip and singing the high note all day to deside a flip light was in order.

http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/22369_1275045368560_1602730788_659866_7210403_n.jp g
http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/22369_1275041448462_1602730788_659843_1888868_n.jp g
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viking
02-28-2012, 11:28 PM
Dusty that remote came out looking great. I think you wasted your time using the cutout template though. The dirt ring seemed to outline exactly what you needed gone :)

ChrisK
02-29-2012, 12:34 AM
mmandley, which manufacturer is that? looks great

mmandley
02-29-2012, 02:11 AM
mmandley, which manufacturer is that? looks great

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