Originally Posted by mmandley
I'm pretty sure I got the wrong clamps and have left Brian a voicemail to that effect. Waiting to hear back from him. My father-in-law is headed down there this weekend so I could send the clamps I have now down with him to exchange for the right sized ones.
I'm sure it will all work out
Don't forget to get shorter bolts for the clamps as well. Four bolts that need to be shorter for the clamp mod. Two inner ones are a must, the outer ones for asthetics. Either get them from Brian or shorten the ones you have ;).
Originally Posted by Canuckle Head
Thank you again, Al, for this wonderful tutorial. I drilled new holes and pulled all my wires over the weekend. I'm all set to hook everything up tonight, mount my speakers and give it a test run. I just wanted to add one thing.
My tower was already wired with some 16 gauge wire I was replacing. This helped a little bit as I could use that wire to pull the new wire to some extent. But, from the hole at the tower's folding joint down to the foot of the tower I could not pull the new wire through. The hole in the hull was just too small to pull both pairs through. I actually couldn't get either wire through there. I could move the 16 gauge wire but not the fatter part where I had attached to the 12 gauge wire (I even soaped up the coating a bit-- still no good). I thought I was going to have to enlarge the hole through the hull.
I took the three screws out of the front tower leg and lifted the leg about 2 in. off the hull. I was then able to easily pull the wires down through and out the bottom of the tower leg. I then also easily pulled them through what looked like about a 1/2" hole through the hull- plenty big enough. Anyway, it may be worth your while to just unbolt the tower leg to "help" pull the wires through that pinch point. It worked for me. Now I have 12 gauge wires from the amp all the way to speaker #1 on each side with no breaks or connections.
You will probably need an assistant inside the boat to hold the locknuts when you remove the 3 phillips head screws in the tower foot and then when you tighten them back up.