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montaukman posted 04-15-2005 11:08 AM ET (US)   Profile for montaukman   Send Email to montaukman  
Hi everyone.

Well here is the update on my electronice problems and the lame install. Brought in a new crew i saw advertised. They quoted $125/hour but with two people it works out the same as one person at $65 /hour.

These guys did a great job. They basically fixed the problems that the other idiot created and brought to my attention what was wrong....Major things...wrong screw sealant, incorrect mounting, etc. Down the road, i would have had a problem.

Bottom line, after all was said and done, the job costed me the same as if i had had the first idiot finish it and other than a slight skew on the VHF radio, it looks fantastic. I am very happy.

I am pressure washing the deck tomorrow and will take pics.
Can't wait to get out and try the GPS.

My observations on the Ployplanar radio and pioneer speakers is that it sounds good but the CD could be louder. I guess if I wanted to I could add an amp. No worries Jimh, I won't be blasting it. Just want to hear it over the 4 stroke. I think I will be able to.

Looking forward to some striped bass night fishing listening to tunes. A little Frankie S. Very relaxing.

Thanks for all the help and suppost on this.

All the best,


JohnJ80 posted 04-15-2005 12:32 PM ET (US)     Profile for JohnJ80  Send Email to JohnJ80     
Sounds like it came out great.

Just as an aside, when you are playing the radio or sound system in your boat, it is very likely that you are piping that sound right into the water. If you speakers are mounted hard to the hull then you are probably conducting that sound straight to the water.

I figured that out when I was diving one day, I heard the rock and roll on the boat as clear as a bell in the water.

Anyhow, you may want to think about that when fishing.....


montaukman posted 04-15-2005 01:05 PM ET (US)     Profile for montaukman  Send Email to montaukman     
Hi John...

Good point. I don't plan on blasting the music but i see that you might be right. The speakers are in the console and may translate down to the water. I'll keep it in mind.

Maybe i should play some Bobby Darren's Mack the Knife....that aught to scare the fish into the boat.
Oh....that shark yeah.....with it's teeth it.

Thanks again.


bluewaterpirate posted 04-15-2005 09:42 PM ET (US)     Profile for bluewaterpirate  Send Email to bluewaterpirate     
Use my Clarion radio with Sirus interface all the time off shore. Had more strikes when it's on than off. Just have to find what music turns them on ..... that's why I have Sirus on the boat. One day last fall "Lyle Lovett" was the artist of choice ... was 3 out of 4 sailfish, 4 wahoo, and a bunch of mahi mahi that day. I'm serious too when I tell u this!

Cheers .....


Maximus posted 04-15-2005 10:16 PM ET (US)     Profile for Maximus  Send Email to Maximus     
This would have been a great opportunity to spend the $400-$600 on tools and do the job yourself. Not everyone has the time or the ability, but such expenditures can be better justified by making capital investments.

Sorry to hear about all of the problems. FWIW, my PolyPlanar with two 6 inch PP speakers sounds great and can be too loud.

Pictures would be nice.

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