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Old 05-22-2012, 10:15 AM
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Yeah I REALLY can't wait to get this thing wet!
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Old 05-22-2012, 06:09 PM
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Great job on your 'new' boat, it looks really nice and sounds great!
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Old 10-09-2012, 10:20 AM
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Anyone with an 87 or 88 Prostar knows that the dash area makes it nearly impossible to fit a replacement DIN stereo in place with any kind of waterproof cover. The area is just too thin to fit a normal waterproof cover. I tried cobbling together a new cover but it was hard to get it to stay in place and to keep the water out, plus it just looked dated and was cheaply constructed.



I got caught in a storm once early in the summer, and the stereo died. After a summer without any tunes, I was fed up. One problem is that the dash area is VERY limited on this boat.

Wanting to avoid anything with a place for water to enter (an external aux port or CD slot for instance), I decided to give the new Jensen MS30 a shot. It only takes up 3inches of space, and is completely waterproof.

I bought it from Katerno for under $100 shipped:

http://www.katerno.com/detail/s/3473.../USB---MS30RTL

This unit was just released recently so there are zero reviews of it online. I must be one of the first.



Besides being tiny and waterproof, it is actually a pretty robust little unit for it's size. On the back there are inputs for RCA AUX, as well as a USB input for an MP3 device. Cool!
  • 160 watts (40w x4)
  • IPX6 waterproof design
  • AM/FM
  • Full four channel output
  • USB input for MP3 enable devices
  • Auxiliary input (RCA)
  • Line out audio (RCA)
  • Large, daylight readable LCD display
  • Audio tone, balance and fader controls
  • Zero current memory draw
  • Conformal-coated circuit boards
  • Blue backlit controls (LED illumination)
  • UV-resistant finishes/materials (meets ASTMD4329)
  • Corrosion-resistant materials (meets ASTMB117)
  • FCC/CE certified

There are line outs for your amp, but unfortunately no "remote" line to turn on the amp. To solve that problem, I bought a $12 unit from PAC that will accomplish the task of turning the AMP off when the stereo is no longer in use: PAC TR-4 Car Audio Remote Wire Turn On Wire 2 Second Delay Module



The first thing to do was to sketch out where it would go:





A multipurpose cutting bit on a Dremel made short work of the cut out.





It looks good in it's new home. I should've taken a picture with the unit on, but it skipped my mind. It has a cool blue back light.

Best of all, I can leave this thing outside in the elements without a cover and know it'll work the next day.



The next thing to do is fab up a cover plate for that unsightly hole where my old stereo used to live. I am thinking that I'll powder coat a thin piece of stainless and then have someone etch the Mastercraft logo into it.
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Old 10-11-2012, 09:21 AM
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Looks good! Keep us up to date on how that jensen works out for you!
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Old 01-04-2013, 10:55 AM
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I know I dug this up from the dead, but I was wondering how you like that jensen unit?
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Old 02-01-2013, 10:38 PM
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I know I dug this up from the dead, but I was wondering how you like that jensen unit?
I don't really have any time on the water with it yet. I expect it will work out pretty well though, I love that it is self-contained with no place for water to get in, yet it still has aux input and amp outs. I just need to fabricate a cover or DIN drawer for the opening left behind by the old stereo.

I'll be sure to update this thread in the spring when I get this thing out on the water.
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Old 02-01-2013, 10:39 PM
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My MC has been wrapped for a couple of months now but I did take some parts off to play with this winter.

I took my crank pulley off, blasted it and powder coated it in my home powder coat setup.



I also rebuilt my Johnson water pump. This thing was spray painted black and looked terrible. It also leaked like crazy. I got a new seal from skidim and it seems to hold water now in an unscientific sink test.

I took a wire wheel to the body to clean off the old ugly paint.



Then blasted & powdercoated the bracket, replaced the rubber grommet and put it back together with a stainless bolt. It's as good as new.



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Old 02-05-2013, 12:00 PM
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Looks like you're doing a great job so far. Thanks for sharing your progress.
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Old 05-16-2013, 02:58 PM
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I finally had to do something about the hole left behind by the old stereo. I was thinking about putting a tray or box in there, but couldn't find anything that looked like it would look good there.



I decided to enlist the help of a machinist friend to carve me something out of CNC.

First we cut some aluminum stock to fit over the hole.



Then mocked something up in Adobe Illustrator using the HemiHead font.



I have an old oven in my garage that I do hobbyist level powdercoating in, so I decided to coat it black (along with some other bolts for the boat).





25 minutes and 350 degrees later, cured gloss black.



Today I brought the coated plate to my machinist buddy along with the file. The end result is pretty slick! I'll follow up with a final photo once I get it mounted.



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Old 05-16-2013, 03:35 PM
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Nice work!
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