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johnr posted 02-23-2005 06:33 AM ET (US)   Profile for johnr   Send Email to johnr  
Has anyone put a stereo in a 15 sport? Please give me some ideas on where to mount it and the speakers. I asume the box speakers are the answer.
Moe posted 02-23-2005 09:25 AM ET (US)     Profile for Moe  Send Email to Moe     
Not only is there no place to mount speakers, there's no place to mount a head unit. Rail-mount box speakers could be used. An amplifier could be tucked up under the forward underside of the console. It could be fed by an iPod in a water-resistant case.

Probably the best solution for radio is one of those battery-powered ones made for the shower.

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Moe

2004_130_SPORT posted 02-23-2005 03:12 PM ET (US)     Profile for 2004_130_SPORT  Send Email to 2004_130_SPORT     
john the only way to mount the head unit is to go to boat us and get one of those water proof head unit boxes and make it hang down underneath the consle and for the speakers the only way i found to mount them is vertical under the foward seat i made two speak box type things out of wood and this is not easy to do. good luck

evan

disneycaber posted 02-23-2005 04:36 PM ET (US)     Profile for disneycaber  Send Email to disneycaber     
I'm likewise interested in a stereo/cd player install on my 150 Sport. A couple of options I'm considering are to use a gimble mounted unit that can be placed somewhere on a flat portion of the exterior surface of the console.Their angle is adjustable so there are a few options on locations. The second option is to cut out and install the head unit centered on the forward verticle side of the console and then control the unit via a remote mounted near the steering wheel. Many marine units have a remote option. As far as speakers are concerned, I'm looking at the Bose 151 box style with brackets (or similar). They are relatively compact. My boat is in storage so I've not measured the space but I'm thinking of mounting a pair left and right against the freeboard under the helm seat facing forward.I have two 6.6 gal gas tanks there but there should be room. Rail mounting is another option as mentioned earlier.
johnr posted 02-23-2005 06:49 PM ET (US)     Profile for johnr  Send Email to johnr     
Moe, that is a great idea. I never thought of that. You are pretty good at solutions. Thanks. I just got my 15 and am doing it up. I am putting the smart gauge on it and a pate tank. Put a Montauk horn and compass.
2004_130_SPORT posted 02-23-2005 07:04 PM ET (US)     Profile for 2004_130_SPORT  Send Email to 2004_130_SPORT     
this is the head unit box i got for my 130 sport http://www.boatus-store.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?storeId=20002&langId=-1&catalogId=20002&classNum=562&subdeptNum=11156&storeNum=3&productId=47238 and i just mounted under the consle you just put the stereo in the box up side down and you can hand the box underneath the consle
Moe posted 02-23-2005 07:04 PM ET (US)     Profile for Moe  Send Email to Moe     
I'd like to see some pictures when you get done, John.

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Moe

nydealer posted 02-23-2005 09:28 PM ET (US)     Profile for nydealer  Send Email to nydealer     
The Clarion XMD seriesis what whaler uses and can be mounted without a housing (or the new CMD series which is replacing the XMD) . The face can be sprayed with water. This could be mounted on the side or front of the console. Clarion also has a LCD remote available that could be mounted in site of the Drive. These units can also be hooked up to sirius Radio.
johnr posted 02-23-2005 11:12 PM ET (US)     Profile for johnr  Send Email to johnr     
I just found a great shower stereo that might work in Sharper Image. I have to go look at it and see how it could be mounted. It is a shower AM FM and you can buy a subwoofer for it.
johnr posted 02-24-2005 06:46 PM ET (US)     Profile for johnr  Send Email to johnr     
I have seen many clarion's break because of water damage. They are not worth the money, but nobody really makes a waterproof radio.
Alex K posted 02-26-2005 04:18 PM ET (US)     Profile for Alex K  Send Email to Alex K     
John,
if you have a 15" Sport, why do you post in "Post-classics"?
Moe posted 02-27-2005 01:47 AM ET (US)     Profile for Moe  Send Email to Moe     
Alex... where should he post about a 15 INCH Sport? The Whaler Models Forum? :-D

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Moe

Ferdinando posted 02-27-2005 08:55 PM ET (US)     Profile for Ferdinando  Send Email to Ferdinando     
John: I had a 1986 15' SS. I installed a radio right on the bimini top connected to the tubing, would not get wet and was really easy to get to. I installed two speakers in back of the console that was right in back of the drivers seat. Looked great and everyone was amazed at how good this set-up looked. Fred
Moe posted 02-27-2005 10:40 PM ET (US)     Profile for Moe  Send Email to Moe     
johnr just bought a new 2005 150 Sport, but calls it a 15 Sport.

John, on this forum, that's the name for the older, "classic" 15 foot Whaler, which was smaller and lighter than your 150 Sport.

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Moe

johnr posted 02-28-2005 05:41 PM ET (US)     Profile for johnr  Send Email to johnr     
Yes, I am know all about the older 15. I forgot they call mine a 150.
tkassner posted 07-17-2006 01:58 PM ET (US)     Profile for tkassner  Send Email to tkassner     
I too was looking at using the Poly-Planar WC-400 to mount the Sony CDX-R30M head unit. Although this are a lot of cables and wires under my console in the way. Can anyone confirm how this should be mounted?
Speedo66 posted 07-17-2006 11:07 PM ET (US)     Profile for Speedo66  Send Email to Speedo66     
Fish Stick did a wonderful job of mounting a radio on a plate he made to replace the speedometer. Search for it under "150 Sport Stereo and Bait Tank".

Steve

chopbuster posted 07-18-2006 09:47 PM ET (US)     Profile for chopbuster  Send Email to chopbuster     
Revised dead thread, non-sequitur.

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