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Jon Paulette once fell o a dock into a blob of jellyRsh. He does not recommend it. PRO TIP #2 TOWER SPEAKER TIPS The most challenging part of installing tower speakers is threading the speaker wire through the tower legs. This isn't going to be easy, but it can be made easier. We've used fishing tape, navigation light wires, and even rope to do this job, so we keep a bit of each in our marine toolkit. And it's always wise to have a coat hanger handy, too. The 7.7" JL Audio tower speakers you see above feature big, hard-hitting, bass-friendly cones and bright 1" tweeters. SPACE FOR YOUR SPEAKERS Before you order a new set of speakers for your boat, make sure you're buying models that'll fit. Remove the old ones, measure the depth and diameter of the speaker cavities, and note the bolt pattern. That way, you'll know what you need to look for, or, if you decide to go with some thing bigger or different, you'll know what you need to modify to install your new speakers. As for new speakers, these bold, silver Wet Sounds drivers give you powerful sound while being tough enough to withstand marine elements. Wet Sounds XS-650-S #867XS650S $274.99 Sale $164.99 WHERE TO PUT THE SUBWOOFER Bass is great, but nobody wants to trip over a sub when the going gets rough. When you're installing one, it's important to find a spot that's out of the way. We suggest securing the sub under the dash or in a storage cubby. Oh, and before you drill holes for the mounting screws, make sure you know what's on the other side! The 6" Wet Sounds powered sub up there has a high- efficiency Class-D amp, while its durable aluminum grille helps it survive life on a boat. JL Audio M770-ETXv3-SG-WH #13691397 $799.99 Wet Sounds Stealth AS-6 #867STLAS6 $399.99 PRO TIP #3 PRO TIP #4 49

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