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Old 03 August 2012, 04:23   #1
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Just ordered the new console for my project and starting to think about the fit out. I want a CD/radio unit but not sure of how to get a signal. I do not want a standard car ariel showing so thought about sticking it inside the console but it will be a bit untidy. Anyone know of a better solution.

I have never seen an aerial on a Sunseeker so there must be a solution. Preferbaly not at Sunseeker money!!

Ideas?

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I put mine inside the console & it gets FM with no problems. Keeps it out of harms way and the wet environment.

I'd suggest if you can get an IPOD connected unit as CD players on RIBS do tend to jump & skip . I got a FUSION un it whcih seem to be a good balance between cost & quality.
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I put mine inside the console & it gets FM with no problems. Keeps it out of harms way and the wet environment.

I'd suggest if you can get an IPOD connected unit as CD players on RIBS do tend to jump & skip . I got a FUSION un it whcih seem to be a good balance between cost & quality.
Second that - I have a fusion too and use one of those electronic internal windscreen mounted antennas stuck to the inside of the console.
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Second that - I have a fusion too and use one of those electronic internal windscreen mounted antennas stuck to the inside of the console.
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Thanks, good point about the CD I had not considered that, I will search out a windscreen antenna.

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I just got a cheap FM aerial from Halfords for about ten quid ...
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Thanks, found something very similar in Halfords, a little more expensive but no postage!! Did you just stick it to the inside of the console? Did you need to try differing positions to get the best reception or jus plonk it in where there was space?

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I plonked mine on the front wall of the console - dont think the position makes any difference as that will depend on the way the boat is pointing - just has to be horizontal I think
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I plonked mine on the front wall of the console - dont think the position makes any difference as that will depend on the way the boat is pointing - just has to be horizontal I think
Thanks Longjohn, always worth learning from someone that has done it before.

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don't worry with an aerial, use your smart phone to get internet radio. Just connect an amp to the earphone socket and away you go.
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