Owner 4knot sb.
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: East Stroudsburg, PA
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Re: Stereo Power Installation
You know I had a simple deep cycle battery, with a 3.5hp motor... I had a 14x14" solar panel hooked directly to a cigarette lighter outlet.. WE don't have power, I don't have an alternator...
My radio never killed my battery by having my $35 marine stereo (that took USB or SD cards), it was 40 watts, super short depth, with a remote. I think I got it at buy.com. I got about 12 stations after I connected to the masthead antenna. In retrospect I'd have done better with a regular fm radio antenna.... However, I got one of the XM roady receivers and piped it into the aux port on the radio... Crystal clear tunes, no issues.
"Rum Line" a 1982, S2 7.9 - Production boat limit tester, blue-water bucket owner, with wine taste on a beer budget.