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I have a 96 lund explorer and want to put a radio/cd player in it and was wondering if anyone knows were to get on that is in a water tight box or one that can be built in that has a sheild over the front of it so it dosn't get wet. Aslo I was wondering about where to get speakers....Any info would be greatly apreciated

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buddy just put a radio/cd marine style in his boat and he bought it from circut city and they had free installation that week and they have speakers also for boats he paid $149 for unit and loves it and i think the speakers were $90... hope this might help..

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Lund Exporer my email is dkz_75@yahoo.com
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You have to get a Marine radio, they will stand moisture much better, but not waterproof completely.
I do have some covers, they have a lid that recesses and leaves radio visible or covered.
$ 12.50, email me for picture.

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What it the best kind of antenna to put in the boat.
I installed just a cheap rubber antenna but that didn't work too well
What do the new boats with antennas come with
any idea/places to look
moby

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One side note- I found I get much better reception on my radio with resister plugs in the engine. Nothing like trolling along listening to the Twinky's on a nice summer night!

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Uhhhhhh...have you bothered to price a cheap portable waterproof radio. They are not that bad. And they sound great. I've got an older Sony. Works rgeat, and no commitment!

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Try WEST MARINE. They sell a mounting bracket and case for mounting a stereo on the exterior.

I wouldn't waste my money on a marine radio (only my opinion). I think if you can mount the radio in a water proof case you are money ahead. The mounting case is inexpensive. You certainly don't need the salt resistance of a "Marine" radio.

With the mounting case you won't have to cut a hole to insert the radio.

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I have to respectfully disagree with Papa Bear, circuit boards on marine stereos are usually conformal coated (plastic spray coating) to resist moisture. Obviously in a marine environment the chances for corrosion (saltwater or not) are higher, as well as some electronic components being susceptible to failure due to high humidity.

Just my opinion as well.
TL

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