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 Post subject: music on board
PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 8:36 pm 
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What do you people do for music on board? Waterproof radios? Solar crankable radios? I was thinking about getting a solar crank type and keeping it in 1 of the storage holes near the seats. I don't know how that would sound being muffled, but it's the best solution I can think of since it's not water proof.


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 Post subject: Re: music on board
PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 8:38 pm 
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Personally, I'm a big fan of the music of the wind and the waves! 8)

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 Post subject: Re: music on board
PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 8:43 pm 
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Yes, I expected to see that answer, but after many hours of solitude, I would like some music. This would be for music for 2 as well, on a tandem island, so personal devices with headphones would be out.


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 Post subject: Re: music on board
PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 8:47 pm 
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AH... drown out the passenger... I see where you're going with this! :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: music on board
PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 8:52 pm 
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I neglected to say that the passenger would be a female, but you figured it out!


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 Post subject: Re: music on board
PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 9:09 pm 
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If she's old enough to read, your going to get an earful! :lol:

Have seen many threads on this subject. And gone through many radios myself. :roll:

The sensible solution seems to be a cheap shower radio with a good speaker. Must be kept in a plastic bag. (Sony ICF-S79W is compact and has a weatherband)

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If you can find a model with an AUX input for a throwaway MP3 player, that's even better.

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 Post subject: Re: music on board
PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 9:16 pm 
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Is the plastic bag for salt water? It's a shower radio. Are they not waterproof?


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 Post subject: Re: music on board
PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 9:26 pm 
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Splashproof - with freshwater only is about the best you can expect.

Oh - and remember that fishies can hear music through the hull. Do you want to sneak up on them?

Oh, oh - and sometime when it's really blowing out there, turn up "The Flight of the Valkyries".

She'll dig that.

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 Post subject: Re: music on board
PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 9:29 pm 
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If I were fishing, I wouldn't want a radio on, but I probly won't be. I would just like to have some music while I am sailing.


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 Post subject: Re: music on board
PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 2:40 am 
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I got a waterproof headphone and waterproof bag that holds my ipod. the bag has a male connection on the inside of the bag (goes in to the ipod), and a female on the outside (connects to the headphones). Ipod is always safe. I love to get out wind in my hair (well I am bald :shock: ) and music in my ears

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 Post subject: Re: music on board
PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 2:44 am 
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I thought about doing that with my Samsung Infuse, but at $600 replacement, I'm not taking any chances with it. Instead, I just bought this:
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Water resistant up to JIS7 standard!


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 Post subject: Re: music on board
PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 12:32 pm 
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I like that radio above! Might need to get one for Tiki Tack!

BTW I had to look it up ..."(JIS7 – Japanese Industrial Standards - submersible to 3.28 feet [1 meter] for up to 30 minutes)"...

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 Post subject: Re: music on board
PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 12:44 pm 
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If you have an mp3 player:

http://www.amazon.com/Grace-Digital-GDI ... 575&sr=8-6


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 Post subject: Re: music on board
PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 8:40 pm 
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Dan Morera wrote:

That looks pretty cool, Dan. Has IPX7 rating too.

I give the Sangean 3 months. Tops.

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 Post subject: Re: music on board
PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 8:52 pm 
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It does look nice, and it would be awesome to have my thousands of songs and other music services available, but I just wouldn't feel comfortable having a $600 fone (Samsung Infuse) in a little container out on the water.


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