Posted 21 April 2006 - 06:25 PM
Posted 21 April 2006 - 08:19 PM
Posted 22 April 2006 - 04:19 PM
First, if you're talking about the CMRC2 remote, your M255 will accept it. Did you know that or were you just wanting the other features of the M455? BTW, I replaced my old hunk-o-junk radio in my 2003 Speedster with a M255 last year along with some Infinity marine speakers that were on closeout sale at Boater's World. Man, what a difference it made. Anyhow.............
In short, yes - a standard holesaw will work. I'd try to find one with fine teeth (i.e. more number of teeth per inch) and you can get those things at Ace or Home Depot, Sears, etc. The finer teeth will minimize the gelcoat chipping. Another trick is to place some heavy masking tape over the area that will be cut out. Sometimes that will keep the gelcoat from chipping. Good luck and please, please, please.......post some pics of your installation.
Posted 22 April 2006 - 09:59 PM
I just hate cutting into my boat. Thanks for the advice.
Posted 22 April 2006 - 10:01 PM
Posted 23 April 2006 - 02:22 PM
Hmmmmm......interesting about the remote. Sounds like you did your homework, so that must be the case. I was just going on what I read in the Boater's World catalog. Guess they have it wrong.
Where do you live tom. Anywhere close to Charlotte. Would love some help with the install.
And yes - that's an awesome price for the M455. When I looked it up in the BW catalog and saw what they sold it for I was like - WOW! I paid more for my M255 than you paid for the M455. See???? Deals like that never happed to me.
I live outside of Savannah, GA. Wish I was close by, I'd love to give you a hand. That way I could learn what and what not to do before trying a remote install on my boat!
Right now I'm just trying to figure out the damn ignition switch wiring. When I bought the boat, the former owner only had one key and I've been paranoid ever since 'cause if I loose the key I'm hosed. I tried getting another key made, but no one makes key blanks for marine ignition keys. So, I've decided to just replace the whole thing. Anyhow.....enough of my woes.
Good luck with the install.
Posted 23 April 2006 - 08:21 PM
Posted 24 April 2006 - 08:25 AM
Never been on Lake Russell or Sinclair (two of the three Corps of Engineer lakes formed from the Savannah River) but have boated for many years on Clarks Hill Lake - aka Lake Thurmond.
Oh, and my boat is a 2002 Speedster 160.
You know......there's quite a few of us on this forum that live in the Southeast. And Kevin LeClair talked about an owners' get together last year, but I think we tried to get it going too late. I'd still be up for get togther.
Posted 24 April 2006 - 12:00 PM
Here's some pics
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