I've been meaning to post these for a while as I fitted this back in October.
I've had a CD/radio on the old boat but was never happy as you cant hear it at any speed and CDs just jump all over the place.
As Streaker is a slower and quieter ( anything is than a big 2 stroke !
) I wanted somehting that was simple, small and cheap but waterproof.
Fusion had just released their MSRA200 so had a look and was impressed enough to buy it and a couple of speakers. Added bonus is it can play VHF channels & FM radio and any IPOD ( excpet the shuffle) plugs in easily with a std cable while still having full control on the helm while the ipod is inside the console ( not in a mounting however - but I put it in a bag and it sits happily in a corner.
All came well packed and with the suitable templates for cutting the holes etc. Always a scary moment to drill that 1st hole somewhere so obvious, but soon had the holes cut. I checked, checked again and rechecked the depth of the unit and speakers so they would 100% clear the other 'stuff' behind them.
The end result is as shown. I'm only using 2 of the four speaker outs from the unit as I dont think I need any more than 2. Sound quality is very good and while I have mounted the FM aerial inside the console to keep it out the way and protect it ( its a cheap £10 job from halfords) I get VHF quite well.
Not much more I can cram into or would need on Streaker ?....maybe the DSC version of the handheld in time, but then again its a strictly inshore & nice weather boat only.