Sony to Fusion

Discussion in 'Electronics Q&A' started by Shaps, Dec 13, 2021.

  1. Shaps

    Shaps Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Nov 4, 2019
    Long Island,NY
    2010 Sundancer 500
    2015 Brig Falcon 330T
    Twin Cummins QSC550 DTS w Zeus
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    Planning on having a panel made for the helm, so that one is easy. The question i have is, what have you guys done to mount the fusion remotes (rectangular - im using MS-ERX400s) in place of those round SONY remotes (RM-X60M)?
     
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  2. SKybolt

    SKybolt Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Nov 11, 2014
    Kent Narrows, MD
    1988 460 EC
    Detroit 6v92TA
    (Low profile's)
    Alison Gears
    Westerbeke
    12.5kw Genset
    Tough one, and not too many options. You could have small panels made for the remote backing, the Burl wood look would be nice.
     
  3. Havana Shamrock

    Havana Shamrock Well-Known Member

    Sep 9, 2008
    Sarasota Fla.
    2019. 250 SDX OB
    300 Verado V8
    On my 36DB I took a piece of white starboard and copied the shape of the fusion remote then put it in a printer and made the drawing Larger transferred that onto the starboard and cut it out and routered the edge if that makes sense.
     
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  4. Wylie_Tunes

    Wylie_Tunes Active Member

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    Oct 26, 2012
    Lake Wylie NC area
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    1/8" white HDPE filler panel.
     
  5. Shaps

    Shaps Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Nov 4, 2019
    Long Island,NY
    2010 Sundancer 500
    2015 Brig Falcon 330T
    Twin Cummins QSC550 DTS w Zeus
    If i understand, in the end, you basically embedded the remote into the starboard?

    Thank you. Definitely a possibility. At least to start.
     
  6. Havana Shamrock

    Havana Shamrock Well-Known Member

    Sep 9, 2008
    Sarasota Fla.
    2019. 250 SDX OB
    300 Verado V8
    No, it was mounted onto the starboard but the starboard was a larger version of the remote. I believe it was 1/4” the shapes mirrored each other looked cleaner.
     
  7. Shaps

    Shaps Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Nov 4, 2019
    Long Island,NY
    2010 Sundancer 500
    2015 Brig Falcon 330T
    Twin Cummins QSC550 DTS w Zeus
    Got it..
    Thank you. If you had a chance to snap/post a photo would be truly appreciated.
     
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  8. Jeremygavin

    Jeremygavin Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Mar 6, 2012
    Cape Cod, MA
    2011 520 Sedan Bridge
    2016 Sea Ray 19 SPX OB
    2019 Walker Bay Generation 340
    Cummins QSM11s
    Mercury 150 Fourstroke
    Honda 40hp
    This doesn’t answer your question so disregard if you have already worked through this thought process.
    On my boat the previous owner had a new Fusion system installed. The head unit is up on the bridge at the helm so they deleted the remote that was in the front seating on the bridge. They put a remote down in the cockpit that wasn’t there previously. That being said, With the fusion I almost never use the head unit on the bridge to change any settings or the remote in the cockpit for that matter. Almost 100% of using the head unit is on my phone with the fusion app. Just letting you know that I find I wouldn’t need any remotes and rarely touch the head unit. You might consider not installing all those remotes and returning them to get some Money back as they are not cheap.
    Where the Sony remote was that they deleted they had a round piece of some material other than starboard but same idea that matched the gelcoat color almost perfectly.
     
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  9. Shaps

    Shaps Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Nov 4, 2019
    Long Island,NY
    2010 Sundancer 500
    2015 Brig Falcon 330T
    Twin Cummins QSC550 DTS w Zeus
    Thanks @Jeremygavin
    I did give thought to that, but decided I like the idea of the remotes. I'm sure in the end we will wind up using the phone app way more than them, just as you suggested...
     
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  10. SKybolt

    SKybolt Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Nov 11, 2014
    Kent Narrows, MD
    1988 460 EC
    Detroit 6v92TA
    (Low profile's)
    Alison Gears
    Westerbeke
    12.5kw Genset
    I like the remote(s) much better then the app. The app doesn't remember what zone you last adjusted and reverts back to zone 1 all of the time. Drives me crazy, I wish they would allow the app to be selectable to what zone it defaults too.
     
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  11. Shaps

    Shaps Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Nov 4, 2019
    Long Island,NY
    2010 Sundancer 500
    2015 Brig Falcon 330T
    Twin Cummins QSC550 DTS w Zeus
    That is great info. Thank you!
     
  12. Jeremygavin

    Jeremygavin Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Mar 6, 2012
    Cape Cod, MA
    2011 520 Sedan Bridge
    2016 Sea Ray 19 SPX OB
    2019 Walker Bay Generation 340
    Cummins QSM11s
    Mercury 150 Fourstroke
    Honda 40hp
    Fair enough. Just wanted to point it out.
     
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  13. SKybolt

    SKybolt Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Nov 11, 2014
    Kent Narrows, MD
    1988 460 EC
    Detroit 6v92TA
    (Low profile's)
    Alison Gears
    Westerbeke
    12.5kw Genset
    You might want to add the ANT-Wireless remotes as well, they are great in the cockpit near the transom, for when the swim platform is in use. You may also want to add the NXR300 by the bar area, found that is a great spot for those.
     
  14. Wylie_Tunes

    Wylie_Tunes Active Member

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    This. Cut the material so its larger then the footprint of the old piece, then mount the material and new remote over the old hole with a small bead of sealant between the material and boat.
     
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  15. Shaps

    Shaps Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Nov 4, 2019
    Long Island,NY
    2010 Sundancer 500
    2015 Brig Falcon 330T
    Twin Cummins QSC550 DTS w Zeus
    Setup is 3 ERX400s
    * Helm
    * Transom
    * Inside Radar Arch by the J Sofa

    Head Unit- RA770 in the entertainment console in the salon


    Going to give it a try.

    Thank you Gents!
     
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  16. All's Well

    All's Well Well-Known Member

    Jan 14, 2010
    Houston
    '12 58 Sundancer
    900 MAN
    Great project
    If your old RM X60M is still functional, I may have a need for one. I need to figure out how to pull it out but I have one that came up dead recently
     
  17. Shaps

    Shaps Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Nov 4, 2019
    Long Island,NY
    2010 Sundancer 500
    2015 Brig Falcon 330T
    Twin Cummins QSC550 DTS w Zeus
    Happy to send!
    PM your address
     
  18. Shaps

    Shaps Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Nov 4, 2019
    Long Island,NY
    2010 Sundancer 500
    2015 Brig Falcon 330T
    Twin Cummins QSC550 DTS w Zeus
    For a few bucks in hdpe and a new plunge router (it's not a good project if I can't buy a new tool)...I will see how it looks this weekend hopefully..
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  19. jmauld

    jmauld Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 9, 2020
    Carolina Beach
    2010 Sundancer 390
    2016 Sea Hunt Ultra 211
    Twin 8.1l of gas guzzling iron
    If you know how to use cad, you could draw up an adapter plate and I can print it for you.
     
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  20. Shaps

    Shaps Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Nov 4, 2019
    Long Island,NY
    2010 Sundancer 500
    2015 Brig Falcon 330T
    Twin Cummins QSC550 DTS w Zeus
    WOW!
    Thank you @jmauld, that is an incredible offer.

    I don't but I am going to ask around.
    Does it need to be in any specific format?
    THANK YOU!!!
     

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