Getting an Old Boat Some New Tricks
I am always on the boat and often forget to take a close look around to see what needs some immediate attention. This summer I am slowly updating some of the features on my boat and have decided to install some marine speakers so I can listen to music on his way back and forth to St. Martin when I goes shopping. I don’t consider it self-indulgent at all. Aren’t we supposed to live our lives to background songs? So you have a signature tune that defines your personality? These speakers don’t cost an ocean of money, but they do boost your sound quite well according to this web site. I am ready to rock when out on the water or just relaxing with a cool one on deck. They are well-made, waterproof, inconspicuous, and can withstand the salty marine environment. Why did I wait so long? The time has come.
I am going for a complete audio system for my boat so I have the best of the best. I spend enough time on the water craft. Basically, here is the rundown. I am getting three-way speakers with a dome and piezo tweeter. Only insiders know what this means. It has a poly-coated surround and a corrosion-resistant basket. The salesmen told me everything, stating that there are five things to ask when buying them. I have enumerated them for you. It has speaker grilles and stainless steel mounting hardware as well. It has good power range and frequency response. There is also something called “sensitivity” and “impedance.” But of course! I also checked on the Rock the Boat Audio site for testimonials and reviews. How apt.
Next year I will refinish the wood in the interior and maybe put in another cushioned seat and some portable Wi-Fi. I like to have guests who enjoy boating as much as I do, and provide them with all of the comforts of being on dry land, including being able to instantly share things to Facebook. On the island, it is a must or you might as well relocate to the mainland. I might need a larger refrigerator so I can stock it with beer and wine. I use a cooler now for the extras and the day’s snacks. Everything looks good and the motor still works to the optimum level. The paint hasn’t faded or shown signs of wear. I took care of that years ago. Each season demands some renovation or protection. I have to restain the deck form time to time.
My boat is my chief method of transportation. All the locals know me well. I can while away a lot of time chatting. Living on the water gives you an instant social life. You make the best of friends and take turns enjoying each other’s boat. This is why I have to keep mine in tip top shape. It can get a little competitive. I don’t have the largest vessel in the marina, but it is a beauty nonetheless. I have bragging rights. All of us boat owners think alike.