3" Hole in Helm

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  1. TN_Ryan

    TN_Ryan Member

    36
    Sep 11, 2019
    2006 Sea Ray 290 Sundancer
    Twin 5.0 MPI's W/ BIII's
    So I've been working on my stereo upgrade, which includes a Fusion radio networked to my Axiom's. All is great there...but we have a problem. I wasn't expecting the hole from the old Clarion wire remote to be so big!! So I have a 3" hole in my helm area that I don't know what to do with. I did buy one of the Fusion wireless remotes to put in the Clarion's old remote spot, just to use when I didn't have the Axiom's powered up. But it's about 2.5" in diameter...any ideas? What have you guys done in the past? Thanks!
     
  2. Fly4Kix

    Fly4Kix Member

    46
    Jan 27, 2008
    E.TN
    2005 Sea Ray 220 SD
    5.0L B3
    On my Sundeck I mounted the wired Fusion remote there. That doesn’t seem necessary in your case though with the Axiom.
     
  3. firecadet613

    firecadet613 Well-Known Member

    May 10, 2007
    Indiana
    '07 V358
    T- VP 5.7GXi
  4. TN_Ryan

    TN_Ryan Member

    36
    Sep 11, 2019
    2006 Sea Ray 290 Sundancer
    Twin 5.0 MPI's W/ BIII's
    Which one? From what I can tell the wired remote is only 2.75” tall. It’s 4” wide which will cover the hole. But I’m worried that it isn’t tall enough to cover a 3” hole.
     
  5. Mjresq4

    Mjresq4 Member GOLD Sponsor

    55
    Mar 8, 2016
    Rhode Island
    2006 44DA
    Cummins QSC 500
    Raymarine E120's
    Onan 9kw generator
    10' Zodiac with 10hp Tohatsu
    How about a cupholder insert?
     
  6. Fly4Kix

    Fly4Kix Member

    46
    Jan 27, 2008
    E.TN
    2005 Sea Ray 220 SD
    5.0L B3
    I used the NRX 300, I'm assuming we both had the old school, oval shaped Clarion remote?
    Covered it perfectly. I'll try to find a pic and attach in another post.
     
  7. dtfeld

    dtfeld Water Contrails GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 5, 2016
    Milton, GA
    410 Sundancer
    2001
    Axiom 12 MFD
    Cat 3126 V-Drives
    Buy some dash panel material off Amazon, and cut a panel to cover the entire area in question, then mount your remote.
     
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  8. TN_Ryan

    TN_Ryan Member

    36
    Sep 11, 2019
    2006 Sea Ray 290 Sundancer
    Twin 5.0 MPI's W/ BIII's
    No mine was the 3” round remote.
     
  9. TN_Ryan

    TN_Ryan Member

    36
    Sep 11, 2019
    2006 Sea Ray 290 Sundancer
    Twin 5.0 MPI's W/ BIII's

    I’m debating on that with some black acrylic or have Tecnografic make me a custom panel that matches my current helm panels I had them redo.

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  10. Carpediem44DB

    Carpediem44DB Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Aug 18, 2015
    Sanfransico Bay area
    2006 44 DB Sedan Bridge Raymarine gs165 w Quantum HD Radar
    Achilles 350 Dink
    Nick Jackson Davit
    Cummins QSC 8.3 500 HD
    I had the same problem except I was not going to use the hole so I used some carbon vinyl wrap material that I used for my two other panels and covered the hole. The Clarion remote was mounted directly under the Fire Boy panel. IMG_1651.jpg
     
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  11. TN_Ryan

    TN_Ryan Member

    36
    Sep 11, 2019
    2006 Sea Ray 290 Sundancer
    Twin 5.0 MPI's W/ BIII's
    Looks good! Surprised the hole didn’t imprint on the vinyl.

    That won’t work for me due to the location of hole and I can’t just wrap that area without it looking goofy.
     

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