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Old 07-25-2016, 11:23 AM
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Hello all, very new to the boating world and decided to dive in. I just purchased a 1987 Prostar 190 and wanted to say hello. Any advice is welcomed with the boat and any maintenance I should be aware of. One question I did have was about a stereo. The boat doesn't have any speakers or anything so I was wanting to install that at some point. Again, hello!
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Old 07-25-2016, 11:28 AM
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welcome - you have lots to read

pictures of boat please...
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Old 07-25-2016, 12:10 PM
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No one will help you until you posts some pictures. Just the way it is around here.
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Old 07-25-2016, 12:22 PM
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Hello all, very new to the boating world and decided to dive in. I just purchased a 1987 Prostar 190 and wanted to say hello. Any advice is welcomed with the boat and any maintenance I should be aware of. One question I did have was about a stereo. The boat doesn't have any speakers or anything so I was wanting to install that at some point. Again, hello!
installing a stereo isn't very hard, I put a basic one in a 1970 I use to own. outside of that this forum is a wealth of knowledge. you can find answers to most things by just searching for them but if you cant find it just ask there are lots of people with a lot of knowledge on here
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Old 07-25-2016, 12:24 PM
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Thanks! Yes working on pics now I will post them here shortly. Yes lots to read and search for I see!
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Old 07-25-2016, 12:25 PM
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Hi! Welcome. Pics are great if you have them. However, your 87' has the speaker cut outs already in the side combing pads (the padded upolhstry) below your interior side grab handles. You should have two in the front and two in the rear. some people mount the stereo either below the mirror or inside of the little divot area to the left of the mirror on the dash. It's up to you. I would try and use the factory cut outs if it were me and then decide where to put the stereo itself.

Another suggestion = Forget about the stereo and listen to the sweet sound of the motor. my opinion is that id rather here the sound of American muscle than most of the crap of the radio today. ha-ha

Good luck, Have fun
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Old 07-25-2016, 12:36 PM
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Sounds good! Yes I love the sound of the motor it sounds great. But for just floating it'd be nice (and my wife says so haha) to have music. And not crap ok radio, I'm all about the 70s 80s Rock. Take care, will post pictures from computer when I get home today.
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Old 07-25-2016, 12:50 PM
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You got it! I have a wife also that says the same, so we are in the same boat (not really mine is 86'). I will say I do have a stereo in my boat. I had to cut the wires to it a few years back and never hooked it back up.
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Old 07-25-2016, 01:38 PM
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Welcome Spanie. You've found yourself a great place to connect. Looking forward to the pics.

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Old 07-25-2016, 01:43 PM
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I guess I'm wondering if I hook it up to the battery, or do I need to get and mount another battery just for the stereo? I'm assuming there's an alternator for the battery so maybe just hook up to the battery that's already on the boat? I'm not really sure haha. This is all new to me. Or I do see some people get an amp as well.
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