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patrick232
06-05-2012, 11:48 AM
I have a 2006 LSV without tower speakers and just purchased a set. Getting ready to plan on the wiring. Going up the port side front tower leg. Upon inspecting the boat the tower support plate has a hole on it, but the fiberglass does not. Would the tower foot have a hole in it?

Can I drill with the tower in place?

mmandley
06-05-2012, 12:07 PM
If you have the larger 2+ inch diameter tower then yes, it has a hole in the foot. I drilled mine from the inside of the cubby. I can prolly find you a couple pictures if you like.

dusty2221
06-05-2012, 12:13 PM
What he said^. IMO, a step bit (unibit) works best. I had to make the hole on each side of mine larger, and really, if the hole in the boat had been drilled in the center of the tower leg plate hole it may not have been needed. My hole was nearly completely covered/blocked.

Boonejeepin
06-05-2012, 12:25 PM
For piece of mind I would remove the 4 bolts holding the tower foot in place and drill from the top side. That way you know the hole ends up in the correct spot. Make sure to feather out the gel coat edge to reduce potential cracking.

I did this over the weekend and it took about 30 minutes to complete. I held the tower foot off the boat with a flat foam fender/bumper while I drilled.

I had to enlarge the hole on the starboard side where the tower light wiring ran thru in order to fish the speaker wire through.

mmandley
06-05-2012, 12:26 PM
For piece of mind I would remove the 4 bolts holding the tower foot in place and drill from the top side. That way you know the hole ends up in the correct spot. Make sure to feather out the gel coat edge to reduce potential cracking.

I did this over the weekend and it took about 30 minutes to complete. I held the tower foot off the boat with a flat foam fender/bumper while I drilled.

I had to enlarge the hole on the starboard side where the tower light wiring ran thru in order to fish the speaker wire through.

You getting tower speakers man? I need to see it to believe it LOL

Boonejeepin
06-05-2012, 01:16 PM
I am saving for the exile setup but I got a temporary pair from a fellow forum member. Will have a pair of Polk 6.5s w an infinity amp w talkback mic for the tower.

I need to practice driving the boat with music on do you will be happier when I drive for you.😃

harmsway
06-05-2012, 11:56 PM
I have a few pics of my tower speaker and wire install, if you are interested, its under my stereo album install. May or may not be helpful.

kaneboats
06-06-2012, 10:29 AM
Be sure and read through Al's sticky on how to install on the LSV with no visible speaker wires here:

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

chawk610
06-06-2012, 04:14 PM
I drilled like Mike did... no issues what-so-ever.

patrick232
06-07-2012, 05:55 PM
I drilled like Mike did... no issues what-so-ever.

Followed what Mike said, it worked. Just finished the install. Thanks Guys

For $550 at best buy they sound good and I think the mic will lots of use teaching new boarders this summer.

dusty2221
06-08-2012, 11:13 AM
But most importantly, where are the pictures?

kaneboats
06-08-2012, 11:38 AM
Yup. Never happened. He's making it all up.

chawk610
06-11-2012, 11:08 AM
Oh man, I want a mic on my stereo... "Hey good lookin', be back to pick you up later" :)

kaneboats
06-11-2012, 11:37 AM
If that is your first thought you are never allowed to get a mike.

motosno963
06-11-2012, 06:00 PM
If that is your first thought you are never allowed to get a mike.whos mike..10char

Boonejeepin
06-13-2012, 01:34 PM
Mike is the guy in Oregon with enough tunes on/in his boat to start an instant party on any body of water.

I like the mic that I installed this week. Very fun for my 4yo as well. "Daddy, are you OK?" after every water re-entry. Fall or not.

bergermaister
06-13-2012, 03:55 PM
Which "mic" you get Boon?

I was toying with placement of my EQ the other day - going to have to go under my switches on the right instead of the left by the ignition as originally intended. Getting it to mount up solid underneath over there is going to be an engineering PITA though..

Boonejeepin
06-13-2012, 04:05 PM
Which "mic" you get Boon?

I was toying with placement of my EQ the other day - going to have to go under my switches on the right instead of the left by the ignition as originally intended. Getting it to mount up solid underneath over there is going to be an engineering PITA though..

I have the mic that is part of the Infinity amp running the tower speakers.

patrick232
06-14-2012, 01:41 PM
Sorry for the delay in pictures, here is the proof.

Still need to decide on the bimini, moved it foward to clear. What have others done?


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cab13367
06-15-2012, 04:15 AM
Sorry for the delay in pictures, here is the proof.

Still need to decide on the bimini, moved it foward to clear. What have others done?


Fully extend it then strap it to the front tube. That's what I do with mine.