I just bought a Fusion RA200G (AM/FM/NOAA weather
VF reception) for my Catalina 30
. The plan is to mount speakers (BOSS Marine MRWT69
) to the top stern railing, inverted with clamp on top, speakers below, facing the bow and get a short FM antenna
on the starbord rails not far from there.
The only antenna
that I found which screws into "standard marine mounts" for the railing is the Shakespeare #4351
(which includes 10ft of RG62 to a motorola connector). It's about 40 bucks. Docs say it connects directly to a 4186 surface mount, which for a railing would be #4721 (guessing here). The mount is another 10 bucks or so if I get nylon.
Other options here for a neat install? This seems to be the neatest and most straightforward.
PS: Though I want music
outside, I don't want to drill speaker holes in the boat, and I want any external speakers to be both out of the way and easy to replace or repair. And no, I am not climbing up that mast
to run a wire for NOAA weather
and FM radio