Alamitos to Avalon
- Jul 16, 2020
- Boat Info
- 1999 450 Express Bridge, 9’ Achilles dinghy w/15hp Suzuki EFI
- Caterpillar 3126TA
I didn't realize you were going to connect to the Bluetooth of your Fusion head unit on the flybridge. I figured I would just use a phone on the bow, but I like the idea of connecting to the Fusion. So I take it one of the three JBL speakers is the "master"? As far as being out of sync with the Fusion, was there any improvement if the master was closer to the Fusion?Okay, JBL Flip 5s; not elegant, but effective. I may move the forward speaker all the way out to the radius on the bow rail and face it towards the bow seat once I feel like it won't fall off under way. That will get rid if the asymmetry of what I just tested.
Pros, right at $300, no holes in my boat, plenty loud, and can move them anywhere; inside/outside/dinghy/neighbors.
Cons, about 5 minutes to install and remove (don't order the speaker holders I have, had to rig up something to make them tight enough to hold on the rail), they are a little ugly (would hardly be noticeable if I could find white holders), eventually they need charging (advertised 12 hrs of play, but even if they get 6 I'll be happy), very slightly out of sync with Fusion as I am sending two Bluetooth feeds, one to Fusion and one to the master JBL.
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From no volume to full, can easily be heard off the boat.
As far as the mounts, I would guess you could have something made by your local shop or someone with a nice sewing machine in white material. I was thinking the mounts would be similar to a GoPro.
Nice video Kevin and good choice of music! Have a great weekend!