Center console with speakers and compass

Discussion in 'Watercraft' started by rotato, Oct 22, 2012.

  1. rotato Active Member

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    I bought a used center console with a stereo installed
    I was watching my compass and it was not swinging when I changed direction
    So I opened the door of the console which has a speaker mounted in it and the compass came back to life
    Two things : now I have two ugly jig saw holes to repair and need to move speaks outboard and I realize nearly everyone with stereo speakers in their center console has a non functioning compass
    Not that anyone knows how to read one anymore

    Has anyone experienced this?

    I also realized that I ran the whole summer with a patch of barnacles that were hiding behind the bunks on the trailer...I m a dumbass

    Ciao
  2. Patrick Gould Active Member

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    You can get some inexpensive magnetically shielded speakers at West Marine. Maybe they'll fit the same hole. If you still have some deviation you can get someone to come out and "swing" your compass and give you a table of the deviation.
  3. rotato Active Member

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    Thanks Patrick
    Good call
  4. jeff bandy Make my day

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    Wow! Flash back to sea scouts. We did a swing every year. Went all the way up into Canada with nothing more than a compass, sounder and a chart. No electronic navigation what so ever.
  5. Patrick Gould Active Member

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    Yankee Clipper?
  6. jeff bandy Make my day

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    Naw, I was on the cool ship. ARGO.
  7. Patrick Gould Active Member

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    I was in regular boy scouts so all the sea scouts were cool, you had girls.
  8. jeff bandy Make my day

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    Yes I did.;)
  9. rotato Active Member

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    I actually work on the two sea scout boats in Tacoma
    I was fifty feet up the mast of the odyssey last week
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  10. dave h New Member

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    You mean we could of got lost.
  11. colton rogers wishin' i was fishin'

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    the Odyssey is a beautiful craft!
  12. rotato Active Member

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    Yeah the oddity is pretty sweet
    The Nevins yard where it was built was arguably the best yard in the thirties and forties
    They had there own bronze foundry on site and made all there own castings


    Where was the Argo based?
  13. dave h New Member

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    Seattle Nate
  14. jeff bandy Make my day

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    Bellevue/Kirkland. We got moved around by the nimby's. Bellevue's inner harbor. Kirkland, just south of the marina. Under the East channel bridge before the new one. Waterway 18 while they built the new one. Then back under the bridge. F...ing rich people didn't like us driving down their street. Then we got the dock at Clyde beach park in Bellevue. Boat gets vandalized more there than anywhere else.

    Had to let he old boat go about ten years ago. Ended up with the Challengers motorboat. I don't know how they do long cruises. The old boat had seventeen berths. This one maybe nine.
  15. dave h New Member

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    Hey Jeff you should check out the new seascout base in tacoma it's pretty cool
  16. Ed Call Mumbling Moderator

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    I thought Jeff had elk!