My Alpine MC10 just arrived today (a steal @ $98 shipped brand new - gotta love that E-bay).
But I'm having trouble deciding if I want to go above or below the rub rail, and port or starboard side. On the back of the boat for sure.
I was leaning towards starboard above the rub rail, but I wonder if that will be too high for shorter people swimming that want to use it (I'm 6'3" so no issue for me). FYI the top of the swim deck is about 2" above the water when the boat is in (about 2" below with both 500lb ballast tanks filled in the rear, 1" with the front tank also filled...likely lower when I swap in 750's this winter).
Another concern is above the rub rail it is not totally flat like it is below the rub rail. Also, it will be angled up a little bit where it would be harder to see the display above the rail, which the display is important since the head unit controls both my Sirius and my iPhone. I have seen factory installs above and below, so that's no help!
I want it to be both functional, look good, and not have water damage/leaking problems. I am only going to drill once, so I need to make sure I will be 100% happy with me decision.