Starting Stereo/Electronics Upgrade Project

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Very cool.
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Yep it should be pretty cool, gives you a suite of gauges on your MDF straight from the ECM. Also through the bluetooth app it is a pretty good diagnostic tool where you can read and clear fault codes. Throwing in a few more pics, these are the final amp and sub install with some better lighting. I changed the layout a little and added some trim pieces. Also added the Fusion remote on the swim platform where I took out the old Sony remote same as the one I did on the dash. Had to crawl to the far side of the engine compartment to pull out the old sony remote and for some reason that's so claustrophobic for me, wasn't too bad once you get over there but the crawl through the bilge and being stuck down in there is not my favorite thing! I'll have one more trip to mount the Foxes, might have a couple beers before that.
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Fox gateways mounted to board and ready to install in the boat. Gateways just plug into the engines and the N2k network, N2k transmits engine data to the MDF and powers the gateways as well. It's a much simpler system then adding the Smartcraft and a lot less expensive. No one will ever see this once it's mounted so I had to take a pic and share it! That's a 12"x12" board just for scale.

Do you guys like this stuff? My wife thinks I'm over the edge!
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This is cool stuff.

Your wife needs to get with the program.
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That looks like a clean setup. I like doing projects as well, and sometimes, my best ones are projects that nobody ever sees. But I know they're done correctly / clean.
My wife is similar to yours in that she cares if it works, but doesn't care so much what it looks like as long as it's not in her line of sight.
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