My existing Kenwood deck is no longer working. This is the second Kenwood deck i’ve installed that has failed in 2 years. Each time it fails not long after the warranty period ends! So no more Kenwood for me. This time im installing a Clarion deck.
The great thing about this deck is that it can play music over Bluetooth, so no more cables. Indeed the deck face is minimalist and simple. Its easy to use and has a nice and large screen.
Hole left from removing the old facia
The old facia was cracked and broken
New facia plus cover to prevent splash damage
The old deck. This is the second Kenwood I have lost. I wont be buying Kenwood again.
Testing the Clarion before connecting up. All works fine!
Playing some Michael Jackson over Bluetooth. Works nicely
Cover in place
I couldnt attach the new facia directly as the hole was too large. So I cut up a piece of aluminium checkerplating for mounting
Cutting up the checkerplating
I hadnt bought my cutting tool for the aluminium and its very hard to cut it with a normal cutting/grinding disc as aluminium doesnt cut wel that way… very annoying to cut but it was done in the end!
Tried retro-fitting the new deck with the old facia, but it looked so ugly
New brackets made for holding the deck in place. The boat knocks about a lot so this is very much needed
New bracket in place
Deck in place without facia. Very ugly!