270 Sundeck Thread - Questions & Answers

Discussion in 'Sport Boats' started by Adam1, Jan 9, 2013.

  1. tdgard

    tdgard Member SILVER Sponsor

    339
    Jun 4, 2013
    Atlanta, GA
    05-270 Sundeck
    496 w/Bravo III
    Never really measured it because I haven't put much thought into adding one, but it might fit under the sink. If I were to guess, it would be a royal SOB to add. I added pullout drawers into that space where the cooler normally goes. Fridge was never a factory option because shore power was never an option. I have put in shore power along with a charger/inverter but left it at that.
     
  2. highslice

    highslice Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    Mar 28, 2008
    Table Rock Lake, Hollister Missouri
    270 SLX
    496 Mag
    Bravo III
    Corsa
    Thanks!
     
  3. 270cook

    270cook New Member

    55
    Jun 20, 2016
    Mid mo
    2005 270 sundeck
    496 mercruiser
    Good to hear, I have yet to be let down by JL, but I went kicker marine this time. I'm upgrading all the other speakers and amps as well . Did you build a box in the compartment for the sub or let it free flow?

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  4. tdgard

    tdgard Member SILVER Sponsor

    339
    Jun 4, 2013
    Atlanta, GA
    05-270 Sundeck
    496 w/Bravo III
    No enclosure. Just an infinite baffle sub under the port rear seat.
     
  5. 270cook

    270cook New Member

    55
    Jun 20, 2016
    Mid mo
    2005 270 sundeck
    496 mercruiser
    Well I have been working on the install of my new audio system. While uninstalling the factory amp I noticed a extra set of what appeared to be speaker wire. With terminal ends on each. Any ideas where they go? They were bundled with the factory wires. Mainly curious

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    Last edited: Apr 12, 2017
  6. tdgard

    tdgard Member SILVER Sponsor

    339
    Jun 4, 2013
    Atlanta, GA
    05-270 Sundeck
    496 w/Bravo III
    Maybe prewired for the premium sound option? I never came across those because I didn't uninstall that amp. I just clipped and capped what fed it. How big of a pain was that?
     
  7. 270cook

    270cook New Member

    55
    Jun 20, 2016
    Mid mo
    2005 270 sundeck
    496 mercruiser
    I removed all the panels in the cabin behind the dash. It is easily to get to then. I clipped and capped the power wires and pulled the fuse. I left the rca cable and such there. I did tap into the rear speakers there. Thinking about it now I may rewire from the new amp to the rear speakers. after running rgb to each speaker for the leds I really don't want to rewire anything else. I'm installing both new amps in the head vanity.

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  8. tdgard

    tdgard Member SILVER Sponsor

    339
    Jun 4, 2013
    Atlanta, GA
    05-270 Sundeck
    496 w/Bravo III
    Now that you mention that I did tap into the starboard rear speaker there. How did you get your rgb wire back to that? I never found a good path. Tomorrow I'm adding a transducer for a chart plotter/fish finder and will have to figure out that path I suppose. I stuck my amp behind the port side bow seat back on the vertical panel. Worked out really well and I didn't have to deal with that cramped vanity.
     
  9. 270cook

    270cook New Member

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    Jun 20, 2016
    Mid mo
    2005 270 sundeck
    496 mercruiser
    I thought for a very long time about putting the amps in the port seat . As far as the RGB I mainly followed the factory wiring that the speaker wire was ran. Were you referring to the path from dash to vanity? With the dash panels removed the wires run from behind the dash , down under the floor flowing the original rca cable. To the ski locker , through factory wire loom . Back under the floor ,toward the aux water pump and them into vanity.

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  10. tdgard

    tdgard Member SILVER Sponsor

    339
    Jun 4, 2013
    Atlanta, GA
    05-270 Sundeck
    496 w/Bravo III
    That's how I did the dash to the vanity too. I was referring to the starboard rear speaker. I can't find a good path through the cooler/sink. Were you able to get rgb back there? I guess I could go around the world but I'm dealing with a transducer cable so the length is limited. I'll find a path just was curious if you had found it.
     
  11. 270cook

    270cook New Member

    55
    Jun 20, 2016
    Mid mo
    2005 270 sundeck
    496 mercruiser
    I followed the path of shift cable and the speaker wire. I worked it from the driver speaker. Past the driver cubby hole. Through the sink vanity and to speaker. I did have help through various parts of feeding wires and use of a small telescoping stick. I mainly looked for any path that factory used, in most cases it is the easiest path.

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  12. 270cook

    270cook New Member

    55
    Jun 20, 2016
    Mid mo
    2005 270 sundeck
    496 mercruiser
    Well I believe that I finished every thing finally. Added two 10" memphis , new kicker 6.5's all around and tied in some led lighting through out, time to put interior back in and clean...... [​IMG][​IMG]

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  13. tdgard

    tdgard Member SILVER Sponsor

    339
    Jun 4, 2013
    Atlanta, GA
    05-270 Sundeck
    496 w/Bravo III
    That looks great. I lit up under the gunnels like that but did not get speakers with rgb. I do have some acrylic rings I can wrap with rgb for them but have not installed them yet. Your pic may motivate me.
     
  14. 270cook

    270cook New Member

    55
    Jun 20, 2016
    Mid mo
    2005 270 sundeck
    496 mercruiser
    Thanks. I ended up soldiering all the led connections, it took a bit longer than expected but I love how it turned out. I wish there was a spot or two up front to light up but I have the same led speaker grills up there. Where did you get the rings from ?

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  15. tdgard

    tdgard Member SILVER Sponsor

    339
    Jun 4, 2013
    Atlanta, GA
    05-270 Sundeck
    496 w/Bravo III
    I honestly don't remember. I'm part of the CSR AND the CRS (Can't Remember Sh*t) club. I bought one as a template and then had the construction crew on a movie I was working on make me another out of scrap. My original intention was to put them up front because I also could not find an elegant way to light the bow. I ultimately didn't put them in because I felt the rings would destroy my night vision. I may go back and add to the cockpit though.
     
  16. tdgard

    tdgard Member SILVER Sponsor

    339
    Jun 4, 2013
    Atlanta, GA
    05-270 Sundeck
    496 w/Bravo III
    To help you spend a little more money--I swapped the cockpit lights out for Lumitec Mirage lights. Dimmable white, red, blue led. No more burned cankles and is a direct swap. Thinking about adding a pair of their strips to the front bar of the tower for some down light.
     
  17. 270cook

    270cook New Member

    55
    Jun 20, 2016
    Mid mo
    2005 270 sundeck
    496 mercruiser
    I will change all the lights to led before long and the lumitec looks pretty sweet.
     
    Last edited: Apr 25, 2017
  18. 270cook

    270cook New Member

    55
    Jun 20, 2016
    Mid mo
    2005 270 sundeck
    496 mercruiser
    Switched the courtesy bulbs to led, also the "cabin" , and head. I must say I was impressed I ordered them on Amazon. I forgot to take pictures, but there is no comparison to the old bulbs, and alot lesd heat. Had a great first day out. So good to get out on the water.
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    Last edited: May 18, 2017
  19. SeaNile

    SeaNile Member

    368
    Aug 16, 2010
    West Chester, PA
    2005 Sea Ray 270 SunDeck w/496
    Mercruiser 496 MAG
    Bringing this thread back to life. Just bought my 2nd 270 SunDeck last week and checked it out in person today.
    2005 with 496. Cant wait till the weather breaks and I can start cleaning her up and making a few minor tweaks.
    New dash panel, steering wheel, paint the outdrive and a few other odds and ends. Then comes a really good bath with wash and wax. Hoping spring comes early!
     
  20. tdgard

    tdgard Member SILVER Sponsor

    339
    Jun 4, 2013
    Atlanta, GA
    05-270 Sundeck
    496 w/Bravo III
    Congrats again. You do sure seem to go through the buy a boat sell the boat buy the same boat again cycle a lot.;)
     

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