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Topic Review (Newest First)
05-11-2013 02:17 PM
Thistle Dew
Re: Cockpit Mounted Speaker Covers

Chef2Sail
I like it. That would be such a simple fix. I'm on it.
Thanks for another great idea!!!
05-10-2013 08:45 PM
chef2sail
Re: Cockpit Mounted Speaker Covers

Check out auto supply stores or auto dealers...They use that size speaker and have grills on the rear decks in many sedans
05-10-2013 03:29 PM
Thistle Dew
Re: Cockpit Mounted Speaker Covers

Also a really great idea. I'll take a look at that too. Hopefully the repair I make will be pretty enough to post on the site.
Thanks muchly
05-10-2013 03:17 PM
downeast450
Re: Cockpit Mounted Speaker Covers

TD

I have the same problem. The cockpit was full to overflowing with snow when I got back from Christmas vacation. We had had quite a storm. I hadn't covered the boat yet! Shoveling it out I struck one of my speaker grills. The round grill has horizontal plastic "strips" and I broke a couple. I have made a "temporary" repair using automotive striping tape. I found some the same width as the white plastic grill bars. A carefully trimmed double layer is almost an invisible repair. It is tough tape. I use it for draft marks on my racing canoes and it has never come off. We will see. I will look for replacement grills but the urgency of having broken plastic grills in the cockpit is gone.

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05-10-2013 02:38 PM
Thistle Dew
Re: Cockpit Mounted Speaker Covers

Thanks everyone.
I have looked on E-Bay but that's a good reminder to try again. Sunbrella would work but they have surprisingly good sound so I would want to maintain the sound quality. Phifertex seems like a good option. It looks like a grill.too. I googled it an found a great site which is a good source for a lot of "self" projects. Excellent prices on products for mending sails etc. Best I've seen. Check out sailmakerssupply.com
Thanks everybody. I think we have a good solution!!
05-10-2013 09:24 AM
blutoyz
Re: Cockpit Mounted Speaker Covers

Have you looked on ebay for grills? 6X9 covers should be dirt cheap
05-09-2013 05:51 PM
Tim R.
Re: Cockpit Mounted Speaker Covers

Sunbrella would significantly alter the sound of the speaker. I would use phifertex or some other synthetic mesh like fabric.
05-09-2013 05:07 PM
jimgo
Cockpit Mounted Speaker Covers

Why not Sunbrella covers?
05-09-2013 03:50 PM
Thistle Dew
Cockpit Mounted Speaker Covers

The speaker covers which are mounted aft in the cockpit have been broken.
The original supplier of is totally deaf regarding supplying any replacements and I have not yet come across any used. They are 6x9 ovals.
Has anyone else had this problem and come up with a good way to make them look better. The speakers still sound great so I don't want to replace them right now. Someone suggested covering them with fabric like in home speakers.
Thanks for any ideas or solutions.

 
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