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Old 14 April 2002, 13:08   #1
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Stereos For Ribs

Has anyone experience of the above? I'd like to fit a weatherproof system to my boat - where is the best place to get the necessary kit. Cheers Al
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Old 14 April 2002, 18:23   #2
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Shoves;

My son and I were looking at an Alpine, fully waterproof job, and it was 250:00 pounds for a radio CD player, I am away from home at the moment, but when I get back 1 week we are buying it......I'll let you know what it's like and where we got it from
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I have seen a few RIBs with stereos fitted, and there are a number of waterproof(ish) sets available.

However I have serious doubts about how long they will manage to survive the beating from life on a RIB. From what I have seen they are really designed for life on a ski boat or cruiser where they won't take too mcuh abuse -- they don't show any signs of being ruggedised.

Keep us posted -- it will be interesting to see how it goes!

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I too wanted to do this last year when i had a ski boat, bought the speakers (JVC waterproof model) and a waterproof front for a standard car radio which is really just a sealed and hinged plastic lid to fit on the 'dash'. Never got round to fitting it though...

Now that i have been 'converted' to a real boat i would still like to have some background noise at times and have considered fitting the outfit - but so far have not really found anywhere to put the speakers.

My other concern has been over what 'headunit' to use - will a CD player really be of any use at-all? I think not! Tapes are dead, and i think minidisk would suffer the same fate as CD, so what i am really waiting for is a solid-state in-car MP3 player.

I must say a second whip aerial will look good on the A-frame though :-)

The waterproof cover for car radios is made by a company called 'access technologies' and the model is an MRCV-100. I got it at the London Boat Show '01, for about 40 i think. From what i remember they had an alternative full enclosure available, but i don't know who i bought it from i am affraid.

Let us know further detials if you go-ahead...and where you intend to fit the speakers (top of my fuel tank is under seat and front of console has an access door).

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Music.

Some of the units I have seen on Rib's come with plastic mounting brackets, some with metal brackets. Should I say I have seen lots of ribs with broken plastic brackets. Also if the CD jumps the radio is still pretty useful!.

Happy hunting.

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Just found these 'marine' Sony speakers on the Compass on-line catalogue:

http://www.compass24.com/cgi-bin/gro...eaker+XS-MP+61

This must be the longest URL ever!

They have a CD/Radio as well

http://www.compass24.com/cgi-bin/gro...with+CD+Player

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Of course you could always try.....(picture 1 + picture 2)

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Keith, get a stereo set-up in Quicksilver..you might go faster.

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Thanks Charles, I may do if I pointed the speakers backwards.

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