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  • Cheap Amp Cover to space away stowed towels, etc


    Dale974
    • Year: 2006 Brand: Malibu Model / Trim: Wakesetter VLX Cost: $0-$249 DIY or Professional Install: I installed it Sound Project Components: Other

    After upgrading my stereo system this winter and looking thru some of the forums and projects about cooling amps, etc i figured it wouldn't hurt to try to keep some space in the storage compartment away from towels, jackets, bags, etc.   I picked up a smaller sheet of left over expanded aluminum at the local welding shop.  I cut the original piece to size and using my "high tech" metal bender (2 2x6's) i bent the metal to give me a 18" high by 8" deep L-shape piece that was 20" wide.   Since i needed to cover more width, i used what i cut off to extend the overall width of coverage up to 25".  I then took some extra 3/4" ballast hose i had and split it and covered the sharp edges of the panel to protect the carpet, hull, and stop snags.  For now i figure that with extra towels, jackets, etc those will keep the shield in place.  If not i may need to attach the panel to the floor, but for now i'll see once how this works.   Nothing too fancy, but hopefully it helps keep the amps cooler and keeps anything from messing up any connections, etc.

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    Sweet!   After Cowwboy posted his awesome water cooled amp project I'd been thinking maybe I need something to keep things away from my amps.   We tend to cram everything in our boat too, and we live in hot summers.  Thanks for sharing!

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    3 hours ago, cowwboy said:

    I like the idea. Keeps the airflow no matter what the wives/girlfriends stuff in there. 

    Right!  And i'm up in Ohio, so i'm not dealing with triple digit days like you guys.  Although if i had skills like you @cowwboy i wouldn't need it because i could water cool my amps!  I think that is awesome!    I think you need those in the floor of the walkway to the bow with clear poly over them and LED's in them!  just a thought :D

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    4 hours ago, cowwboy said:

    I like the idea. Keeps the airflow no matter what the wives/girlfriends stuff in there. 

    If i took the wife and girlfriend out, id be me getting stuffed in the locker :ph34r::ph34r:

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