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Elevated1
04-21-2012, 03:10 PM
I am running my speaker wires into the tower and was wondering how everybody is running them into the boat. Are you using a plug in conector like the nav light or are you using a grommet, silicone, or something else? Would love to see pics. Thanks again for the help.

Mike

rsinger
04-21-2012, 03:15 PM
You can start here.

http://www.moomba.com/msgboard/showthread.php?14721-Installing-Exile-Tower-Speakers-with-No-Visible-Speaker-Wires/page2&highlight=Exile

Elevated1
04-21-2012, 03:32 PM
My tower is already wired. I need to go from bottom of tower hole to inside of boat.

MLA
04-21-2012, 04:50 PM
I use a marine cable outlet like this.

http://c.shld.net/rpx/i/s/pi/mp/4715/4963517801p?src=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ellettbrothers.co m%2FAttachments%2Fattachments%2FEllett_Brothers%2F images%2Fmedium%2F5100976.jpg&d=b722d463534cb22957b2c500fd78809d0425e837

wolfeman131
04-21-2012, 05:16 PM
I use a marine cable outlet like this.

Does he need to leave some slack for if/when he folds the tower? On that boat the tower folds forward, toward the bow.

Some others have used different style plugs/connectors.

MLA
04-21-2012, 05:47 PM
Does he need to leave some slack for if/when he folds the tower? On that boat the tower folds forward, toward the bow.

Some others have used different style plugs/connectors.

What I linked is simply a pass-thru to dress up the spot where the harness would pass through the deck and not a connector. If the tower folds away from this area, then a service plug would be needed. If the tower fold toward this area, then leaving some slack would be best. Fold the tower down then, then set the harness length.

There are deck fittings that serve as both a connector and pass-through. The deck half gets the in-boat side of the harness connected to it, then the fitting is secured to the deck. The mating half would have the tower side of the harness terminate to it. I know the come in 2-conductor, but not 100% sure if they come in a 4-conductor version.

wolfeman131
04-21-2012, 06:52 PM
Perfect. Just didnt want him to rip anything apart if/when he collapses the tower.

Maybe Bergermeister posted some pics/links of what he used? Try a search to see what you can find.

Cigars n scotch
04-23-2012, 07:23 PM
Speaking of tower speakers, I have the connectors that came from WS with my speakers (I can post a pic if I am not clear). What is everyone using to protect this connector and the underlying speaker wire when disconnected from the speakers? I will have to take my tower speakers down after each use and I'm curious about how to cover that connector from the elements?

MLA
04-23-2012, 07:41 PM
Speaking of tower speakers, I have the connectors that came from WS with my speakers (I can post a pic if I am not clear). What is everyone using to protect this connector and the underlying speaker wire when disconnected from the speakers? I will have to take my tower speakers down after each use and I'm curious about how to cover that connector from the elements?

Nothing, just let them hang. They are no more susceptible unplugged, as they are plugged in.

ian ashton
04-23-2012, 08:15 PM
I ran mine through the foot of the tower. Cleanest look you can get. Ill post a pic tomorrow.

ian ashton
04-23-2012, 08:51 PM
Here are mine;

I still need to put some TexhFlex over the wire, but I think this method looks good.

Edit; Dropbox links not working; hosted on TapaTalk;

http://img.tapatalk.com/450eb55c-fa10-a2f1.jpg

http://img.tapatalk.com/450eb55c-fa1c-48a0.jpg

rsinger
04-23-2012, 09:07 PM
FWIW. This is also part of my project. I'll probably use a ribbed flex tube to close in the wires.

http://i1203.photobucket.com/albums/bb397/rsingerwpg/Putting%20stuff%20back%20in%20boat/tower4.jpg

viking
04-23-2012, 10:33 PM
I used a Neutrik connector from PartsExpress. Easy twist/snap connection that can be disconnected extremely easily. Not that I have ever had a need to remove my tower, but if I do. Maybe thinking ahead for the next owner?? :)
Picture #25 in my profile under upgrades.
I did search for the deusch style to match the OEM plug on the driver's side but they were harder to track down and these ended up being less expensive.
Either way - I personally wanted a quick disconnect!

Elevated1
04-24-2012, 07:40 PM
Thanks for the help guys. I will be drilling the hole friday.

wolfeman131
04-24-2012, 07:56 PM
Begin preparing now and get the beer in the fridge.

Cigars n scotch
04-24-2012, 08:25 PM
I just drilled a hole under the tower foot and then had to come out for a jump between the tower and then one more at the top.

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