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Old 31 January 2009, 17:59   #61
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Somebody has to live up to the stereotype with the yachties and not let the side down
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Old 31 January 2009, 18:27   #62
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Somebody has to live up to the stereotype with the yachties and not let the side down

Hehe ... grumpy buggers that some of them are
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Old 30 April 2009, 21:24   #63
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Sorry to revive this old thread, but is there a consensus about that little Poly-Planar mp3 system? I have considered plunking one in for some time, as it seems like a nice tidy solution for a RIB with a very small console. I really only intend to use it while at anchor, so the 50W size isn't an issue.

I don't want to spend the time installing it if it's crap?

Does anyone else have one installed and are you satisfied with it?

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I installed mine and not only was it crap but the speakers developed a short within the first days use then the amplifier stopped working after the third trip (possibly both related to the speaker fault)
I ripped it out and installed a Sony HR70 with a couple of good speakers, the whole lot cost only 20 more than the Poly planar and the difference is night and day, plus an AM/FM radio and a CD player are included. And the CD works perfectly when bounced about as well.
The music is still good enough to sing along to at 25 knts and almost full throttle.
If you have the space I would go for one of these, if not I would still go for one and mount it inside.
On the way across to IOM we WILL have music and so will everyone else whether they like it or not............
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On the way across to IOM we WILL have music and so will everyone else whether they like it or not............
LOL... Nothing like an audio system that drops the engine RPM by 1000 revs when you crank the volume up!

Space is certainly the issue. I have considered installing the head unit under a seat and then still feed the MP3 player to the dash. I discovered that the socket on the dash that held my now unused CMap cartridge fits my iPod Nano beautifully.

Well I guess I'll go see the chandler and look at some options~

Thanks Bruce!
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The Sony also has an MP3 input.
I was certainly impressed with the volume and quality of the sound from it. I don't know if coming into Douglas in June with loud music pounding out and the wife with a bottle in one hand and a glass in the other will be appreciated though.......
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The Sony also has an MP3 input.
I was certainly impressed with the volume and quality of the sound from it. I don't know if coming into Douglas in June with loud music pounding out and the wife with a bottle in one hand and a glass in the other will be appreciated though.......
You've got to cultivate that bad boy image Bruce Theres only one thing better than what you suggest, and thats 3 or 4 boats doing it .... but dont forget to take 'Dancing Queen' by Abba out of the CD before you do it .. I find the yachties have an aversion for Drum 'n Bass .... mind you,.. so do I, but if it annoys them that much
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My wife would be very upset If I took all the ABBA off the boat CD's, they are now officially "cool" again.
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My wife would be very upset If I took all the ABBA off the boat CD's, they are now officially "cool" again.
I'll take the fryingpan on the back of the head then !
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While I'm out riibbing I just prefer to use my Ipod.

The reason for me just using my ipod is because you wont run your battery in your boat down, which powers a lot of the rib such as a VHF Marine Radio and other instrumnets ect you know about all that stuff.

Also using a fixed fm/am radio on s boat with speakers can obstruct saftey equipment on a boat such as the radio, as you may not be able to hear the VHF with your speakers of you fm/am radio on.

With you Ipod/mp3/mp4 players you can have one ear phone in one ear while the other is lieing out which means you can monitor engine sounds along with VHF marine radio ect.

I prefere this method, and you can also feel the saftey using this method. Hope this helped!
Thats because you dont have a rib to put a big donking system in :P
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