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sloppyrudder posted 02-21-2011 05:04 PM ET (US)   Profile for sloppyrudder   Send Email to sloppyrudder  
[This article begins with the author informing us that he is] thinking about putting a [stereophonic audio amplifier and loudspeakers] in my 170 MONTAUK. [He seeks] suggestions for loudspeaker and audio amplifier placement. I hate the idea of cutting holes in the console, but I don't see anyway around it. Does the 170 MONTAUK have a factory stereo option?
elenakagan posted 02-21-2011 08:00 PM ET (US)     Profile for elenakagan  Send Email to elenakagan     
Use a remote like the [CLARION, a brand] or [FUSION, another brand] remote units on the console and put the stereophonic audio amplifier under the console or somewhere out of site.
jollyrog305 posted 02-21-2011 08:12 PM ET (US)     Profile for jollyrog305    
I would contact Boston Whaler to find out what a 2003 170 Montauk console part number is. If it is the same part number and dimensions as a 2005 170 Montauk console, the 2005 offered a stereo option. See page seven of Sorry but the 2003 parts links do not seem to be working to verify.
jimh posted 02-22-2011 08:31 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
As mentioned, you can often obtain details about the factory installation of accessories from the website WHALERPARTS.COM.

On a boat with a Unibond hull the installation of loudspeakers in the hull or cockpit is difficult due to the nature of the hull's construction. Installation of loudspeakers for stereophonic reproduction requires that the position of the loudspeakers relative to the listener be carefully aligned. Loudspeakers generally need to be at the same height as the listener's ears, in front of the listener, and separated by a width that is approximately the same as the listener's distance from the loudspeakers. Meeting these fundamental requirements for stereophonic loudspeaker placement on a 170 MONTAUK will be difficult with the typical marine loudspeaker.

I concur with your reticence to cut large holes in the console of your Boston Whaler boat. I wouldn't do it or recommend it.

I suggest you consider using a conventional Igloo 72-quart or larger cooler as a self-contained entertainment system. Mount two loudspeakers in a cooler. Install the audio amplifier in the cooler. You can even install a small lead-acid battery to power it when away from the boat. The only wiring between the cooler and the boat will be a power connection so that the cooler's battery can be charged from the boat's electrical system.

Jefecinco posted 02-22-2011 10:46 AM ET (US)     Profile for Jefecinco  Send Email to Jefecinco     
Or, as a gift to your neighbors on the water, you could use an iPod and enjoy your sound as loud as you like in perfect stereo even when running at WOT. For guests you could have a couple of spare iPods. That approach could save you considerable cash as well as eliminate any need to cut holes in your console.


GreatBayNH posted 02-24-2011 02:53 PM ET (US)     Profile for GreatBayNH  Send Email to GreatBayNH     
This is one of my Montauk 170 music solutions. ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1298577126&sr=8-1

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