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Old 04-21-2021, 08:41 PM
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They did a great job. I haven’t seen anything like that on a Donzi. I have an 8” speaker about belly high mounted right behind the port and starboard front seat head rests. Hard to get high volume. I need to look into doing what you did. Thanks!
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Old 01-18-2023, 12:41 PM
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You around cmoore7? I sent you a message. I would love to know who built your enclosure that sits on your dash. I would like to do the same thing.
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Jcoombs,

Have you considered Bazooka tubes?




This is an 8” 100W powered marine tube. It is plenty for us. If I wanted more, I could go with the 250W version or install another one in the other pocket. The really cool thing about it is that it takes up ZERO space that I would ever use. These pics are from the initial install, where I had it hanging from straps, which didn’t work out very well. It is now tucked up in the top of the pocket much tighter, and you can barely see it. It did take some engineering, though….




Ultimately, this bracket was painted with white FlexSeal and is not visible at all. The tube is strapped to the bracket with slip buckle straps.

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Old 01-18-2023, 03:24 PM
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That bazooka tube looks awesome and is in the best location. I bet it bumps too. Thanks so much for the pictures and information. I need to see if that would fit in my Donzi. That bracket looks very well-built. Great ideas. Thank you.

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Old 01-18-2023, 03:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Jcoombs View Post
That bazooka tube looks awesome and is in the best location. I bet it bumps too. Thanks so much for the pictures and information. I need to see if that would fit in my Donzi.
Jcoombs,

Notice that the hump on the Bazooka is oriented in the ~12 o'clock position, relative to the mounting orientation of the bracket. The bracket is mounted to the side panel next to the rear seat, with the "hooks" pointed away from the cockpit. The hump on the Bazooka is tucked way up under the gunwale.

Yes, it bumps pretty good. It won't light up the whole cove, but that's not why I spend my money. It can be too loud to be comfortable in the cockpit, but we can hear it plenty well enough while we're laying in the water, drinks in our hands.

I initially had it strapped to the floor under the sundeck, behind the battery. The problem with that was that it make the entire transom area of the boat rattle and hum, and didn't sound very good at all. I had to rethink that, or the wife was gonna make me ditch it.

The really cool thing about the Bazooka is that it is a self-contained unit. Run power to it. Run a mono RCA to it from the subwoofer output on your head unit. That's it. It has a self-aware function, where it turns itself on when you power up the head unit.

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Old 01-18-2023, 04:16 PM
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I really appreciate the details. I am familiar with the bazookas and they are nice. I love the idea of their location (totally out of the way)! I need to do some measuring on mine.
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