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Feejer posted 11-17-2007 01:17 PM ET (US)   Profile for Feejer   Send Email to Feejer  
I would like to add a stereo or amp to me 2005 170. Looking for ideas of the type, placement and speaker location. I was looking at this (see link) the price is right but it seems like a toy.

capg2000 posted 12-04-2010 05:34 PM ET (US)     Profile for capg2000  Send Email to capg2000     
HI, I have just installed a Aquatic AV Pod Locker. It comes with a 6 select FM tuner, & has a builtin 50watt/channel amp! Its verry nice. I actually installed mine into the door of the console, so no holes cut! I also installed a 210 watt Fysuin subwoofer too! Its KickAss!!!& all with No Holes cut!
capg2000 posted 12-04-2010 05:35 PM ET (US)     Profile for capg2000  Send Email to capg2000     
Sorry... It's a FUSION sub woofer...
meridian posted 12-06-2010 08:26 PM ET (US)     Profile for meridian  Send Email to meridian     
Feejer, I used that Poly Planar unit on my Montauk to drive my iPod. It had enough power for me and was cost effective. I mounted it inside the console and had the jack and volume control mounted on the instrument panel.
GreatBayNH posted 12-06-2010 08:36 PM ET (US)     Profile for GreatBayNH  Send Email to GreatBayNH     
Feejer's post is 3 years old. He no longer owns the Montauk 170 he references.
jimh posted 12-06-2010 11:13 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
One can sometimes find bargains at the local speaker re-cone shop, usually not far from the local live punk-rock performance venue--often an old cinema in a bad neighborhood. Re-cone shops are infamous for speakers left by bands who could not pay for the repair, and the re-cone shop will sell them at a low price just to get their repair cost from them. The nice thing about old band stage loudspeakers is the black carpet covering. It is already saturated with some beer and blood, so on a boat where fishing is done you don't have to worry about getting more beer or blood on the loudspeaker cabinets.

For the sub-woofer one has to make a choice between a really accurate reproducer or for a big loudspeaker that will really thump and rattle, often throwing in some distortion and buzz of its own as the speaker cone surround breaks up or the voice coil rubs on the magnets. This can actually add a bit of character and timbre to the music, especially if one likes rap music and at a loud volume.

A good test of any boat loudspeaker and amplifier system is something like this classic of boating music:

SNL Short: I'm on a Boat saturday-night-live-snl-digital-short-im-on-a-boat

If you haven't seen this wonderful video, I suggest you watch it. It is a perfect fusion of boating and modern rap music.

GreatBayNH posted 12-07-2010 10:52 AM ET (US)     Profile for GreatBayNH  Send Email to GreatBayNH     
Now that's funny stuff. Thanks, Jim.
jimh posted 12-07-2010 11:26 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
Glad you enjoyed the music video. It is popular on YouTube--over 48-million views. The yacht is the 122-foot Oceanfast NEVER SAY NEVER.

More trivia at

davej14 posted 12-08-2010 01:21 PM ET (US)     Profile for davej14  Send Email to davej14     
If this is the next generation's idea of music then we have certainly reached a new low. Can anyone understand why this musical effort with such catchy lyrics was nominated for awards ?
jimh posted 12-08-2010 02:31 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
I can't say much about the musicality of the music video, but I do think it makes the perfect test sound track for those readers who are installing a sub-woofer cabinet with dedicated 200-watt audio amplifiers on their 17-foot open boat, which, if you will note, became the topic of this discussion after it was revived from its three year dormancy.

In the music I see an intentional incongruity which is the source of the humor; the music video is a satire.

In the installation of a 200-watt subwoofer into the cockpit of a 17-foot open boat I see lunacy, which is the reason for my lampooning it; a 200-watt subwoofer on a 17-foot open boat is not something I would endorse.

GreatBayNH posted 12-08-2010 06:01 PM ET (US)     Profile for GreatBayNH  Send Email to GreatBayNH     
My post was a response to your lampoon, Jim, not the video. I had seen the SNL Digital Short before so I didn't bother to click on the link. Your lampooning came across loud and clear. Like I said, funny stuff.
jimh posted 12-10-2010 09:08 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
Thank you.

I think the music video, while certainly a satire on rap music, also contains some social commentary about boating as well.

Jefecinco posted 12-10-2010 09:46 AM ET (US)     Profile for Jefecinco  Send Email to Jefecinco     
I believe the absolute perfect boat stereo system is none. Next best is an iPod with ear buds or similar non-intrusive device. With ear buds one can listen to anything at any volume without disturbing anyone who may prefer the sounds of nature while boating. Or, the sounds of a noisy outboard engine, or .....


GreatBayNH posted 12-10-2010 10:32 AM ET (US)     Profile for GreatBayNH  Send Email to GreatBayNH     
Droid X with full sized Sony headphones. No holes in the boat!

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