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Suggestions for waterproof stereo for a boat

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I'm just looking for advice on which water proof/resistant stereo to buy for my boat. Cassette tape, CD, 8-track, what do you guys have? Thanks for the help.

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There are some cheap Aquatronics that many mfg installs, also Clarion and Sony have water resistant (not proof) models, a little spendy but good brands.

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I crashed my truck about 8 yrs ago and had a nice stero in that. I took it out and put it in the boat along with a couple of speakers I picked up at audio king and havent had a problem since. If you mount the radio out of the rain I think you can just put any stero in. In my opinion the marine radios are way over priced. My system still works great and I dont even cover the boat on trips even with rain.

Good luck

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At Walmart you can buy those cereal box shaped tupperware containers used to hold cereal. Turns out they're also waterproof and are the perfect shape to hold a standard shaped car stereo. They have a flip top lid which allows you to access your stereo without having to remove the cover. I've used one on my pontoon for a regular car stereo for 3 years now without issues.

May be a little bulky for some installations, but it keeps the water out and only costs about $3.

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I bought a waterproof stereo cover from Best Buy. Then I put in a regular Sony stereo tapedeck in my dash with a ten disc cd changer hooked up. The cd changer sits under my console in a ziplock freezer bag. It fit perfectly. No problems in pouring rain so far.

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I installed a cheap $150 CD player with a remote control. Picked it up at Best Buy. I mounted it under the console along with the speakers and it works great. IMO, you don't need a waterproof stereo if the unit is protected in a stereo sleeve with a plastic door, or under the console.

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8-Track WHATZ DAT? grin.gif Just kidding, I think anything would work, a record player might be tough though! wink.gif If you don't want to spend much money, just go to a junk yard and see what they have on hand. You could pick up an aftermarket tape player or something pretty cheap that would work fine in a boat. I agree with mounting it somewhere of of the weather (under consule). If there's room, put the speakers or a speaker under there as well. It's easy to wire and everything stays dry. Also, No big holes cut in your boat for installation, just something to hold it in place and your ready to go.

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Thanks to all for the great advice. I knew I'd get some helpful answers!

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I have had three boats with different radios, the only one that has ever crapped out on me was the marine one. Now I just got a $150.00 from best buy with a remote and slapped an extended warranty on it it. They told me as long as I dried it out before bringing it in I would have no problems with the warranty grin.gif

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