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    GPR MP3 Audio

    I wanted something that sounded good, was cheap, and did not take up any room. I bought an I-pod shuffle, $45.00 at Best-Buy without the 2 year warranty and an extra $10.00 for the warranty. I got it there so I could have a warranty; just incase it got wet. It holds about 250 songs.

    Next was the actual system for the ski.

    http://www.crutchfield.com/App/Product/Item/Main.aspx?g=218950&i=693MP3KITA&tp=714

    Crutchfield and the factory were out of stock on this and were no help. I went to Overton’s web page to get a phone # and called a product specialist. I gave the guy the Poly-planar system part number and he ran with it from there. He called Poly-Planar to find out that the issue was that P-P where out of stock on the speakers. The speaker was a 2-way low wattage speaker anyway, and they offered to upgrade the package to a higher watt 3 way; forget the wattage. System price with shipping was around $165.00. I got it in a week later.
    The Overton's part number for the system I bought is 7001569. Order by Phone: 1-800-334-6541. When you call, ask for customer service. If they tell you that the system is on back order, ask them to substatute the speakers and you should get what I got. 5" round 3 way speakers.

    The only other thing I had to buy was a switch to turn power on and off to the amp and some stainless steel screws to mount the wood to the hood. I had plywood and carpet laying around. The switch was $6.00 from Autozone.

    I mounted the speakers to some plywood that I cut out to fit on the underside of my storage lid. It takes up NO storage space. I then ran speaker wires through the ski to the amp. I have a gel cell battery which takes up less space than the standard battery and I set the amp right on top of it. I then put my switch on one of the side cowlings. It is a recessed switch so you can hardly see it.

    I wired it up from the instructions plus my wiring for the switch. The thing sounds GREAT!!! I crank the I-Pod all the way up and then control the music from the switch that was provided. It is water proof too. As long as you are not running wide open, you can hear the music over the ski and the wind. While parked, the party is on!

    My big concern was drawing down on the battery too much while parked but I have ran it wide open on the ski, with the ski on the trailer, for more than 30 minutes and the ski started just fine.

    All in all, it took about 4-5 hours to do this. The hardest part was shapping the wood for the speakers. The wiring was simple and went fast.

    If you like music, you have got to do this to your ski. Below are some pictures.

    Enjoy and rock on!

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    A couple of more.
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    You Go Boi

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    Sweet Looks Great Kurk.

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    very nice job. how does it sound

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    Quote Originally Posted by stingray152003 View Post
    very nice job. how does it sound
    It sounds surprisingly good. The speakers could use more base but if you lay your lid down without latching it and crank it up a little more, the hull gives you more base. While on the beach I just pulled the seat off. You could hear it a good 25 feet away.
    I still want to clean up the wires and run them behind the battery box; then it will truly be complete.

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    Good looking install...
    Last edited by stlouisramsfan; 04-25-2009 at 01:49 AM.

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    now if we can only get Kirkf350 to quit changing every song after each is played for only 15 seconds. Worse than a teenager holding the remote to the TV

    It does sound good. I was very suprised. I think every "team", "crew", "club" should have at least one in there group.
    Last edited by GPRGASM; 04-28-2008 at 10:04 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GPRGASM View Post
    now if we can only get Kirkf350 to quit changing every song after each is played for only 15 seconds. Worse than a teenager holding the remote to the TV

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    Like i told you this past weekend it looks good Ab___t Jr.

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