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Put them up there, they will make better targets.

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I suppose I could throw them into the cockpit, but I was thinking I might get better coverage by putting them up on the spreaders.

The only downside I could see is that the speakers end up being 30-40' away from the cockpit and would likely need a bit stronger source to push them to get them with a reasonable volume.

I echo what the others were mentioning about disturbing your neighbours and I guarantee that if you were berthed next to me I'd be up in the bos'n's chair snipping your wires before 24 hours had gone by.
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Originally Posted by mattdpeterson View Post
I'm looking to extend the audio system on my 32' islander from the cabin speakers out to something on deck.

I suppose I could throw them into the cockpit, but I was thinking I might get better coverage by putting them up on the spreaders.
I'm not sure if you have stern seats on your boat but the PO mounted a set of WM speakers under the stern seats on mine. Seems to work well and keeps the weather off the speakers at the dock. The stereo is wired so I can use the fade control to adjust the volume above and below separately. If you end up doing a stereo upgrade along with the speakers think about a wired remote at the wheel.

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