|I recently purchased a 92 open bow ski nautique and it was never equiped with a stereo. This of course must be changed. You can't board without tunes! |
My question... Can a head unit be mounted vertically and still play CD's without skipping like crazy? The only place I could find that has enough room to mount a new head unit is up by the glove box and I don't want to cut a hole in my boat if I'm not going to be able to use the CD player. I've also thought about getting a head unit with a MP3 input jack and just taking my portable MP3 player along when I go out. Any thought, suggestions, and comments would be appreciated.
I'll post some pics of my set-up later today.
|My '93's head unit is mounted through the bow side of the glove box almost horizontal, that way it doesn't interfere with the storage space, it is a clean install. Also if you have a remote it should work through the glove box lid, mine does if there isn't any thing in the way.|
|why don't you mount it under the dash towards the right, like right over your right leg. Get a flip down front shield to prevent water from getting on it and you should be good to go. |
Get the grip you deserve
|I used to have the identical boat except in blue. My headunit was mounted in the glove box and used a hard wired remote, which is the only way to go remote wise. |
Using a device to control volume and a couple of amps driving the speakers all you would need is an MP3 player. Instead of sinking the money into a headunit put it into amplifiers. Better sound and you are not paying for a unit you will not use.
BTW there is not enough room under the drivers side dash to mount a headunit, you would knock your knee on it. Right below the circuit breakers is a good place to mount a volume control or a remote.
Time to kick that wake up alot!
Here are a couple of crappy pictures of my set-up. The deck is mounted at an angle through the inside of the glove compartment. It has a hard-wired remote by the steering wheel. The CD changer is in the rear storage compartment.(V-Drive). Hope this helps......
|Here is the remote.... |
Thanks for the suggestions... I really like the way it's hidden away in the glove box. I think I'm going to mount the remote though up next to the cupholder on the driver side. Easier access then having to reach through/around the steering wheel.
Since you have the same hull... what kind of ballast setup do you have? Your wake looks like you can really go big. I got one 500 lbs. sac with the boat and am thinking about adding a second and running with them on either side of the motor.
Thanks again guys for the suggestions.