That's a damn sweet set up, Rich. Oh, and I'm not sure if you've been to the Northwest before, but I went fishing on Spirit Lake last week and we were pulling 30-40 lb RAINBOW TROUT! It's a protected lake and we could only fish by forestry permit, but them's some big g'damn trout.
Very nice. How about a full shot of your boat? I'm not sure why but I have a thing for bass boats. Some of my youngest memories are of me curled up on the carpet of my father's bass boat, in the hot sun. Just seeing that picture with the carpet brought them back.
I picked up a little low mileage, Ford Escort (36 MPG) when the price of gas got sky high. I live way out in the country and have to drive long distances to get anywhere.. Using my 16 MPG truck for common errands was killing me.
I used the little ball mount that came with my Stratus.. Why they don't include this mount with other radios is beyond me. It's the handiest thing there is. This mount fastens with two sided tape and has a ball head that allows the radio to swivel.
The 1997 to 2002 Escorts have a little storage shelf under the factory radio. I stuck the ball mount there using the included 2 sided tape:
Then I stuck the antenna in the window with another piece of 2 sided tape.. (This is my favorite antenna mounting spot) For some reason this works great for me.. No dropouts :
Here's the Starmate 3 in position: (I use the FMDA25 adapter to connect the Starmate to my factory car radio).
The reception is perfect.. I have the same setup in my truck and on another car I own. For some reason this just doesn't work for everybody.. I have no idea why. FWIW, I'm in the midwest and have no nearby repeaters.
Here's the antenna in the truck.. I never even bothered to switch out my old Audiovox antenna for the microdot antenna that came with the mounting kit.
I had to join the fun so I took some pics of my car setup and home setup. In the car I have an Alpine Navigation Headunit with the Alpine SIRIUS Traffic Tuner.
I have the SIRIUS Travel Link Service setup. Here is the link http://www.sirius.com/travellink It provides SIRIUS audio plus information like Gas Prices, Traffic, Weather, Construction Updates and Movie Information. On OEM Fords with the new systems it can also provide Sports Scores. It costs an extra $6.99 per month.
This is the main Audio Screen.
This is the main info screen.
I can check weather from my city or other cities in North America.