Installing Icom in GME Cutout

Hey all.

 
I’m looking at upgrading my VHF as it’s around 12y old and a GME and looking at the Icom M330G. My issue is that the GME has a dash cutout of 157x58 and the Icom is 139x53 leaving me a gap of 18x6 through fibgreglass dash backed by marine ply. Can anyone point me in the right direction of clips etc that I can use to sit the new radio in the existing cutout or would I have to build it back up with ply/HDPE?
 
The face of the radio is 156.6x66.5 so if there’s a noticeable gap at the front I plan on getting some carbon fibre plate to hide it.
 
Cheers JF
 
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I had same issue in my ally boat

Thu, 2019-06-27 11:17

used whiteboard .....actually looks pretty good, beveled edges to “merge” 

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Cheers Gordon. I'll pull the

Thu, 2019-06-27 11:32

Cheers Gordon. I'll pull the trigger then and bring it across from the good old US of A

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I did the same on my last

Thu, 2019-06-27 11:37

I did the same on my last boat. Made an ally plate that went over the bigger hole.  

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Carbon fibre looks good.. but

Thu, 2019-06-27 11:45

Carbon fibre looks good.. but white plastic or a jig sawed ally sheet goes just fine  

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Ally Plate, then get it

Thu, 2019-06-27 12:02

Ally Plate, then get it powder coated.

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Cheers guys, a few options to

Thu, 2019-06-27 12:29

Cheers guys, a few options to look at that won't cost a bomb.

Mothertruckers at Amazon US are charging GST now. Ah well, still saving over $250 on a radio and a new compass

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If catching wrasse is cool, consider me Miles Davis