Speaker Cutouts

I am going to install an extra 2 speakers at the rear of the boat and they need a 130mm cutout. I'm not too keen on paying $50-60 for a hole saw bit I'll use once so will I get away with taping the area with painter's masking tape and using a fine jigsaw bit to cut out a circleish hole?

It's around 8-10mm of fibreglass/gelcoat I'll be cutting through and I don't have any other cutting tools besides an oscillating multi tool.

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Fri, 2017-11-17 16:40

 I’d put out my feelers to borrow a hole saw from someone Jack, save a bit of stuffing about and will be neater and quicker.

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 I just used a jigsaw and

Fri, 2017-11-17 19:35

 I just used a jigsaw and then chanpheured the  gelcoat edge with a Stanley knife. Took 10 minutes to cut 4 holes.11 years  on and no problems 

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Taping

Fri, 2017-11-17 19:54

Make sure you tape up anywhere the jigsaw is going to touch if you are doing it on the gelcoat side to make sure you dont mark it. Better to cut from the back side if possible.

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 Just install a wet sounds

Fri, 2017-11-17 20:18

 Just install a wet sounds soundbar

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 130mm...Jigsaw for

Fri, 2017-11-17 21:59

 130mm...Jigsaw for sure.

masking tape and a tungsten carbide blade. Don’t use a saw tooth blade.

Can get theM from bunnings

 

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Double

Fri, 2017-11-17 22:00

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127mm

Fri, 2017-11-17 22:35

I’m in Bassendean and have a 127mm I used to flush mount my 628. If it helps let me know 

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You need bigger than that

Sat, 2017-11-18 07:31

 Ian Ossia is coming for a fish yeah?

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Hahaha. I went back to my

Sat, 2017-11-18 12:55

Hahaha. I went back to my roots after the Green Mitsos dried up and you'll only hear metal pumping from my boat these days

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Cheers Jutty you're a champ

Mon, 2017-11-20 12:27

Cheers Jutty you're a champ and made my life a hell of a lot easier.

Lesson for the future though. If you're going to buy 2nd hand speakers from Gumtree make sure they work before drilling 2x 127mm holes in your boat.

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I'd be feral...

Mon, 2017-11-20 14:18

Spewing! 

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Yeah mate was pretty furious

Mon, 2017-11-20 16:03

Yeah mate was pretty furious last night but slept on it and shot him a text this morning to let him know so we'll see what he says. Am just gonna buy the same ones new to install in the two fuck off holes I have in my boat which I was going to do anyway until these ones popped up on Gumtree.

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