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I received a Jensen MarineFM/AM/CD Player as a gift and was wondering about mounting the speakers in the bulkhead of my cockpit on my Pearson 26''. I live in Florida so Iam concerned about moisture and salt corrosion and the possibility that these speakers my get soaked from a driving rain eventhough I have A bimini every now and again. Does any one have any suggestions? Many thanks.
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Hello Steve
Most marine radio''s have weather proof speakers not all. not sure if your are. if not you can get some that are.
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If your speakers are not weather proof you will ruin them in short order by mounting them outside. Also, if your compass is on your bulkhead, putting speakers there will render your compass useless.
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As said before, be careful with the speaker placement!! I purchased a boat with speakers installed (Hanging in cabin 4-5 feet from compass)the compass was accurate on North and South headings but on East and West headings it was garbage. When I layed the boat up for winter, I noticed the compass was way out. I searched for any magnetic interference in the area of the bulkhead. Finally traced it to the speaker. Now the compass appears dead accurate. Don''t know how the previous owner put up with the deviation being he placed the speaker there!
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Myself, I am installing some Bose 131 Marine speakers in the cockpit. They are waterproof and Practical Sailor gives them high marks.
I would appreciate some input, though, from people that have had any problems with cockpit speakers, i.e., leaking into the bulkhead, etc. and what I need to be careful of.
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The thing that has always kept me from installing most speakers that come with stereos is the need to cut large holes in my boat. Flush mount weather proof speakes seems like a better option for several reasons.

Poly planer speakers are supposed to be better around compasses than typical auto type speakers with their large magnets.
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I installed some Indoor/Outdoor KLB speakers in the cabin. I had received the same warning concerning the compass but did not understand that it could be out in EW and not in NS. I moved the speakers toward the compass before installation and it clearly moved the needle. I had a leak immediately behind one speaker installation and it has survived because it was indoor / outdoor. Understand this is the poolside version not marine speakers. I found these at both Circuit City and Best Buy.

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