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clayton191 06-16-2006 11:09 AM

I got some Neutrick baseplates and connectors. I've got a drill. I need to put a hole in my boat... just wanted to run the process through with you guys for no other reason then confidence. <BR> <BR>First, Drill holes in the tower (two at top) and one on each base leg. <BR> <BR>Use a string and vacuum and suck the string through the holes (starting at top and threading to bottom) for both set of holes. <BR> <BR>Run speakerwire through the tower (keeping it loose). <BR> <BR>Put on the neutricks connectors at the base and the tower (for my Pro 80s). <BR> <BR>Put Duct Tape on flat section of boat for base plate. <BR> <BR>Drive Hole through Duct Tape and Fiberglass (in "reverse" for drill. <BR> <BR>Remove Duct Tape. <BR> <BR>Place Nuetricks Baseplate in hole, drill in screws to hold in place. <BR> <BR>Connect Neutricks Baseplates to existing speaker wires. <BR> <BR>Connect Neutricks Connectors - Turn up Stereo and Enjoy. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR>Do these steps seem logical? <BR>

acurtis_ttu 06-16-2006 11:24 AM

I've never used tape when drilling in reverse thru the gelcoat.

dizzyj 06-16-2006 12:12 PM

"and one on each base leg. " <BR> <BR>no, put one hole on one leg and use a 4 pole neutricks connector. <BR> <BR>everythign else is spot on. <BR> <BR>yess drilling a 3/4" hole through your deck is...ahem...fun

denverd1 06-16-2006 12:30 PM

used painter's tape instead of duct, but duct would work prob work just as well

phideltcraiger 06-16-2006 12:34 PM

what is the benefit of drilling in reverse?

clayton191 06-16-2006 12:58 PM

I just read that somewhere... I'm not really sure...

denverd1 06-16-2006 1:03 PM

keeps the glass from splintering. Also, spray WD-40 while you drill to keep it cool

acurtis_ttu 06-16-2006 1:16 PM

imagine a hot knife thur butter....it's the equivalent of drilling in reverse thru gelcoat/fiberglass. Just go slow and let the bit do the work.

clayton191 06-16-2006 2:23 PM

butter doesnt cost $50,000 dollars :\ heh.

yosquire 06-16-2006 2:36 PM

I think the reverse trick only works if you're using a hole-saw. I donít think a normal bit would work at all in reverse. <BR> <BR>That's a common method for drilling through a Formica counter top. Drill normally to get the drill bit through the material, then place the drill in reverse to get through the Formica then back into forward to drill through the particle board. The hole-saw has jagged teeth on it that will grab and flake/chip the Formica top. Using reverse has a scoring affect on the Formica and makes a clean cut.

clayton191 06-16-2006 3:03 PM

okay, so uh ... <BR> <BR>reverse or no reverse? I can see it now - a crack all the way down the side, water rolling in, screams of pain and suffering...

acurtis_ttu 06-16-2006 3:06 PM

I've drilled all the way thru in reverse using a regular drill bit mounting a transom remote. No tape.

clayton191 06-16-2006 3:20 PM

Thanks adam... <BR> <BR>Just FYI - you ALWAYS reply to my questions on here. I appreciate that! If you ever wanna pull ... <IMG SRC="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/happy.gif" ALT=":-)" BORDER=0>

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