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    Default MSD-6M mounting location?

    Just wondering if any one can spot an issue i may have down the road pertaning to the mounting location of my msd box. I want to mount it on the inside of my rear seat mount. It will be under the seat mounted to the 2x4 frame that the rear seat sits on. I do not see an issue with it but i have heard from local peeps that it will work and others say no go?

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    why did they say it wont work? as long as your have long enough wires whats the issue?
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    the ensueing fire would likely be extinguished by the sinking however

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    Mine's mounted in the same location. 21 ft Cruiser. Works great and stays dry.
    Is it just me or are toilet seats getting smaller?

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    Should be fine as long as it wont submerge if you take on water. Also seems important with these to have dedicated power and ground wires to the battery and use the vibration mounts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SquirtBoat View Post
    Should be fine as long as it wont submerge if you take on water. Also seems important with these to have dedicated power and ground wires to the battery and use the vibration mounts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rIVERtRASH View Post
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    x3 Keep heat away from it , I think your location is beter then mounting it on a cylinder heads

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    Search the jet section about MSD mounting. Several pics posted recently for mounting locations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Delemorte View Post
    why did they say it wont work? as long as your have long enough wires whats the issue?
    They are saying it will get hot??? WTF i do not get that one.
    They say it will get wet and i do not know about you guys but i really do not plan on driving my boat with 4" or so of water in it?? if i do take a little wake over the dash i do not see it hurting it at all. I just wanted to confirm my gut that it would a ok there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SquirtBoat View Post
    Should be fine as long as it wont submerge if you take on water. Also seems important with these to have dedicated power and ground wires to the battery and use the vibration mounts.
    Will do squirt..
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    no one plans to have 4'' of water in the boat,but $H!T happens and when it does you need the msd to work.
    my flats been under water 2 times by getting swamped by big cruisers and both times they kept going. oh ya first time was 22 years ago with my soon to be wife, she still married me but it was the last time she road in the other woman as she calls it. boat still has same msd box in it. 6m box mounted to cyl heads.

    also i have had plenty of water in my flat at times and sometimes i have to be real aggressive on the throttle and trim tab to survive some of the wakes
    on weekends. three bilge pumps and a 5'' splash guard. i aint going down without a fight!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nOv1c3 View Post
    x3 Keep heat away from it , I think your location is beter then mounting it on a cylinder heads
    Quote Originally Posted by sturat View Post
    They are saying it will get hot???
    My current boat as well as my last boat both had the box mounted to the cylinder head. No problems with either of them over 9 yrs of run time between the two so I don't buy the heat issue.

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    On one boat I mounted it on the transon under the deck. On this boat it's mounted on a plate under the gunnel. Both places they stay dry even towing in the rain with no cover.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sturat View Post
    They are saying it will get hot??? WTF i do not get that one.
    They say it will get wet and i do not know about you guys but i really do not plan on driving my boat with 4" or so of water in it?? if i do take a little wake over the dash i do not see it hurting it at all. I just wanted to confirm my gut that it would a ok there.

    I would just run it. then again i did just bum a 4 mile tow a couple of weeks ago..
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    the ensueing fire would likely be extinguished by the sinking however

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    Put mine real close to the battery.
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