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Old 19 May 2006, 13:51   #331
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at least you can listen to music if i end up towing u back!!
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Old 19 May 2006, 14:07   #332
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So if a pan pan or mayday comes on the vhf does that interrupt the stereo so you can hear the call?
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Old 19 May 2006, 15:39   #333
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it would be good if the radio muted when a distress call came in but in order to help the icom radio i have also purchased an additional external speaker!
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Old 21 May 2006, 04:27   #334
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mp3 or stereo or both

as many folks were interested in the mp3 approach i wanted to give an update, I fitted the stereo yesterday and also re wired in the mp3 but via the aux in on the stereo.

previously i was just using an mp3 into an amp for the music, the sound was good etc but there was just not enough power from the little mp3 player to make the music quite loud when passed thru the amp. it was very acceptable for when moored up or just idling along but when on the move there was not enough sound at cruising speeds, with an opti!!

now the stereo is fab, gives a high quality sound and it also scans 7 weather channels, it will play mp3's on the cd as well and also it will play external ipods or other mp3 players but it amplifies the sound to a very good level

stereo is an aquatic av and is around 165 and waterproof to radio type standards. very pleased with it

amp is 250w sony item and was 50 quid, speakers are jvc waterproof items for 50 quid and are 150w each and are superb, think i got them cheap! hope that helps any other thinking of blinging up with a stereo.
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In my humble experience the only time that you'd possibly be able to listen to a stereo on a Rib would be when at anchor or very slow speeds. At slow speeds you're either in a restricted area and in danger of sounding and looking like a right 'Kev and Tracy goes boating' outfit. Or, fishing when the sounds of the sea and the occasional crackle of the VHF sound pretty good to me. Sunbathing is also a non-starter on a 6.5 Vipermax, unless you're on good terms with a Chiropractor
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Old 21 May 2006, 05:09   #336
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we have a front deck cushion that works a treat for debs and she can lie there ok.

with the mp3 player it was just a bit quiet to be heard ok when at speed but now we should be fine.
i do like the sound of the sea as well but i now also have the choice of music too, i see GED has fitted the same unit or dvd version to his

quite a few of us like our music when out there,

called your mobile but no answer, could you give me a call back about stowage in the barn for a couple of days

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In my humble experience the only time that you'd possibly be able to listen to a stereo on a Rib would be when at anchor or very slow speeds. At slow speeds you're either in a restricted area and in danger of sounding and looking like a right 'Kev and Tracy goes boating' outfit. Or, fishing when the sounds of the sea and the occasional crackle of the VHF sound pretty good to me. Sunbathing is also a non-starter on a 6.5 Vipermax, unless you're on good terms with a Chiropractor
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Old 21 May 2006, 05:16   #337
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called your mobile but no answer, could you give me a call back about stowage in the barn for a couple of days

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Barn, no problem. It's just a hop off the A30 at Fraddon. However, whils't looking for static caravans I bumped into a place on the Pentewan road nr. London Apprentice that does secure boat and caravan storage. It's a pukka place properly fenced in with the owners bungalow on site. Lots of boats and vans. I'd leave mine there without hesitation. For a couple of days it wouldn't be much and it's right where you want it.
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now the stereo is fab, gives a high quality sound and it also scans 7 weather channels,
Very usefull if you ever cross the Atlantic!

Be aware that if you get a US spec cd/radio, the channel spacing is different and they will never work as well as a UK one!
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B T W - very tidy boat Mr Hard On. Nice work

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Very usefull if you ever cross the Atlantic!

Be aware that if you get a US spec cd/radio, the channel spacing is different and they will never work as well as a UK one!
there is a switch on the underside for switching from usa to europe spec, this one was a europe spec

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