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Rotten posted 06-01-2007 11:37 AM ET (US)   Profile for Rotten   Send Email to Rotten  
I have a 2006 320 Outrage Cuddy with a [satellite] radio factory installed. The dealer says I need an external antenna. Boston Whaler says it has a 30 inch lead already attached to the radio. Does it need an antenna or is it ready to go as is?

I have [satellite] radio in my cars and there is an antenna on top of the vehicles. I don't think 30 inches is enough. Does anyone have [their Boston Whaler factory installed Sirius radio] hooked up? With what antenna? It is a Clarion Radio that is [satellite] ready. Any help is appreciated, Thanks.

bluewaterpirate posted 06-01-2007 11:59 AM ET (US)     Profile for bluewaterpirate  Send Email to bluewaterpirate     
Your radio is Sirius ready. Now the question is: did it come from the factory with these items:

http://images.westmarine.com/full/8457772.jpg

Look for one of these two types of antennas if you can't find one then you don't have the capability.

http://images.westmarine.com/full/003_094_005_500.jpg

If you have these items then you would have had to activate the service just like you did in your cars.

Tom

rtk posted 06-01-2007 12:01 PM ET (US)     Profile for rtk  Send Email to rtk     
I installed a Kenwood stereo on my boat that was Sirius ready.

A satellite tuner and satellite antenna was required to receive the satellite radio service.

The satellite antenna looks like this:

http://consumersmarine.com/modperl/product/details.cgi?pdesc=&cname=& r=view&i=900076&aID=

The satellite tuner looks like this- they didn't have the Kenwood pictured, so I am showing the Clarion:

http://consumersmarine.com/modperl/product/details. cgi?pdesc=Clarion_Sirius_Satellite_Receiver&cname=Marine-Stereos&r=view& i=500038&aID=40A

Tuner just plugs into the stereo unit, satellite antenna plugs into the tuner.

The satellite antenna is a separate antenna from the am/fm antenna- the 30 inch lead they are talking about sounds like an am/fm antenna. I have seen stereo installations where there is a lead plugged into the AM/FM antenna jack, and the lead is just left coiled somewhere.

I installed a 4-foot AM/FM antenna on my T-top.

If you can get the model number off your radio, check out the Clarion website to see what is required to receive the Sirius signal.

Rich

Dan posted 06-01-2007 01:38 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dan  Send Email to Dan     
I use the same antenna as the cars. I figure if it can survive on a car roof it can survive on the boat. If it doesn't I will just replace.
Rotten posted 06-01-2007 03:24 PM ET (US)     Profile for Rotten  Send Email to Rotten     
Thanks, all. I do need the tuner and antenna, now I have a weekend project
jimh posted 06-01-2007 05:55 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
This will move to SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL.
jimh posted 06-01-2007 07:34 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
This has been moved to SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL. In the future please use the SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL discussion for this topic.
Dan posted 06-01-2007 08:43 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dan  Send Email to Dan     
yes you need tuner and antenna, some tuners come with antenna and generally cost $99 total -- plus you need a Sirius subscription
waterguy posted 06-04-2007 11:37 PM ET (US)     Profile for waterguy  Send Email to waterguy     
Sirius is sure the way to go!! Wonder what will change when XM and Sirius merge.

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