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Adding speakers to my SD 2000

bigbuka1bigbuka1 Member Posts: 39 ✭✭
 Last summer I got tired of having to crank up my stereo way up in the boat just so we could hear the music when we are hanging out in the water behind the boat. So I'm adding speakers to the back bulkhead between the outboard and the ski pylon of my SD 2000 aiming toward the stern. I'm putting a a/b speaker switch which is going to allow me to toggle the original rear speakers and the new stern speakers.  My boat is currently shrink wrapped and was wondering what the standard size speakers are already in the boat.  I'm guessing 6.5.  Also wanted to check and see if anyone else has tried this and if anyone thinks there will be any structural issues with cutting two 6.5 inch holes in that area with the retractable ski pylon.

thanks...
2012 Hurricane SD2000

Comments

  • bigbuka1bigbuka1 Member Posts: 39 ✭✭
    Right in front of the outboard is where I am planning on adding the speakers one on the right and one on the left...
    2012 Hurricane SD2000
  • omar174omar174 Mid-Atlantic Member Posts: 157 ✭✭✭
    Personally I would not have the guts to cut in to the fiberglass on that part of the boat. But that's just me worrying that it will kill a lot of resale value. 

    I would buy some kind of bluetooth unit you can mount temporarily and put away when your are done.  
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  • cpufixer1cpufixer1 Member Posts: 42 ✭✭
    Nothing to worry about. If you ordered the Thunder and Lightening package from the factory, they would have installed these in the same place you want too. Also you can get the matching grills from here. http://www.itc-marine.com/product/stainless-steel-speaker-cover/
  • bigbuka1bigbuka1 Member Posts: 39 ✭✭
    I've ordered the grills from hurricane.  I'm not worried about cutting holes in the boat...I've done it before. 
    2012 Hurricane SD2000
  • bigbuka1bigbuka1 Member Posts: 39 ✭✭
    Couple shots of whiskey...and drill away. 
    2012 Hurricane SD2000
  • nquirknquirk Member, Moderator Posts: 674 ✭✭✭✭
    Shouldn't be any concerns structurally and while I don't know that model of Hurricane, I'd be surprised if could remove the seat back and also have an access port behind it which will make wiring in that area a little easier.
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  • bigbuka1bigbuka1 Member Posts: 39 ✭✭
    Speakers were installed and I am posting a picture picture.  nothing a couple beers and a hole saw will do.  Added an A/B speaker switch so I can turn off the rear speakers inside the boat and turn on the rear speakers (outside the boat).  They sound great!

    2012 Hurricane SD2000
  • bigbuka1bigbuka1 Member Posts: 39 ✭✭

    finally able to post the finished product...looks great and sounds good too.
    2012 Hurricane SD2000
  • phins2rtphins2rt Member Posts: 6
    Looks good!
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  • cpufixer1cpufixer1 Member Posts: 42 ✭✭
    Looks factory
  • bigbuka1bigbuka1 Member Posts: 39 ✭✭
    Thanks.  It took a lot of measuring and some nerve.  Found the covers online, they are the exact covers as my others.  The A/B switch to turn them off and on is great.  We spent the first day on the boat with them yesterday and the music could be heard clearly on the beach...
    2012 Hurricane SD2000
  • scottlovescottlove CharlestonMember Posts: 4
    Bravo!  Wish I had the nerve to do that
  • amayaroseamayarose Member Posts: 2 ✭✭
    Bigbuka1- how did you run the wires, I wanna do this exact same thing. 
    From the deck? Or just run off rear speaker? Where did you put the A/B switch? Is it necessary.
  • gittledoggittledog Member Posts: 2
    Looks awesome. I want to do this as well. What speakers did you use for the rear?  Where did you mount the toggle switch?  
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