I'm glad there are people out there like us that are saving these boats. It is a beautiful boat ! good job!This is my 73 tahiti that was also a rotting hull full of water. Anyway, here is how i mounted the speakers and the head unit. I was unhappy about cutting the dash, but that was my only option at the time. You can see the sub and amp in this picture, but ive cleaned all those wires up and its totally hidden now. I had to custom make the piece for the 2 small speakers. The rear speakers where cut for me when they rebuilt the seats. View attachment 127766 View attachment 127767
Thanks for your input. On ebay they offered a motorcycle/boat amp and speakers. But i can't get it to work with my sat. sirius. So i need an option....my brother and i both have low profile jets and wanted the same thing. So instead of cutting the dash for a radio we both mounted our speakers and wired up an amp. Went to radio shack and bought a 10.00 rca jack setup with a male 3.5mm end just like a head phone jack. Then you can use any mp3, ipod, or cell phone as your deck. It actually works really good and best part of it is no cutting. Alot of mp3 players have a radio setting if you just want to listen to your local stations,pandora on an internet phone is awesome too.
just another option for you