I got a Boss Marine system as you all know. It worked really well to start off with and then got water inside it and now doesn't do anything but play random bits of cd tracks very loud. The only way to turn it off to to turn all the electonics off or hit it very hard. Suffice to say it will be going back shortly for a replacement. The next one will be mounted in one of those waterprooof front/case things from Marine AV.
When I installed the actual unit I was quite aware that it might not be as waterproof as they claimed it would be. I contemplated on installing it under the bench seat and then just having the remote control on the console. Thinking about it now that's what I should have done; the wired remote seems a lot more waterproof than the main unit. Unforntly I can't really do that now because I'll be left with a huge great hole in the console.
Nos, if your car stereo doesn't work then as someone else says get a unit with a remote and hook it up inside the console with the remote on the outside.
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