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Has anyone modded their ski for a bluetooth speaker mount. Not looking for a full blown install as much as an after market mount for a bluetooth speaker. I have a 2014 FX Cruiser HO. Ideas?
 

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On my 2009 FX Cruiser SHO I mounted a full waterproof 20W Bluetooth speaker (AOMAIS Sport II) to a gopro mount that was then bolted into the cup holder.

Did the same on the other side mounting a gopro mount to the cup cover for a waterproof video camera.

Was the absolute cheapest setup I could think of. If you go this route I'd recommend definitely bolting down the mount for security in heavy wake, waves, jumping, etc.

They have different accent color options. Only had orange and lime green when I first ordered. I have an all black one coming this week to better match / not stand out.

Edit: I noticed the picture only shows two bolts holding the mount down. There's actually three, evenly spaced around the mounting holes, one's on the back side. Just pointing out for full clarity.
 

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Just curious but why on Earth do you guys want a Speaker attached to your Ski ? Do you get so bored whilst riding you need to listen to the news or Music ? If fishing wouldn't the noise help keep the fish away and if you are riding whilst listening wouldn't you annoy others near you with how loud you would need it to hear it ?
If you are only listening to it whilst at the Shore then a portable Blue tooth speaker would be fine and they fit easily into your storage space ?
I gather you need everyone where you park your Ski to hear your choice of music and not be able to talk to eah other ?
Kids today just can't seem to do with out something that makes noise or takes away having to talk to each other.
Not once have my Grand kids or Adult children said to me, you know what your Jet Ski needs ? How would you hear your spotter to know if some one fell off the tube or Wakeboard or other water toy being pulled behind. ?
I thought it may have just been my age (64) but I just asked my kids and they thought it was not a very useful device to waste money on, so it's not just me as it normally is, enjoy your Speakers though I am sure everyone around you will enjoy your choice of music whether they want to or not ;)
 

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I don't fish, grandpa. And I sure wouldn't do it off my ski. I also don't tow tubers, skiers, or wakeboarders, so I have no need to listen for a spotter.

Do you not listen to "news or music" while you're driving your car?

I have a Bluetooth earset I use while riding my sportbike too. Does that mean I enjoy my bike more or less than someone else who doesn't listen to music? Some Harleys and Honda Goldwings come with speakers stock. Wonder why that is...

I ride my ski with my wife. We both like the same music taste. I rarely ride with others, and when I do we're moving along at speed that they can't hear my speaker anyway. People I hang with like the same music I do, and would voice it if they didn't like my music or the idea of music at all (they never have).

I'm not the only one who listens to music while on a ski; there's a whole industry of companies making speakers for skis. People must be buying enough of them for these companies to keep manufacturing them.

I guess my first question is... What's it matter to you? You don't want to add music to your ski, fine. Don't. No one's telling you to. The OP asked about a speaker, I gave him a cheap option. But thanks for your useless opinion on the matter. The elderly can't seem to let others be and do what they please with their own things without giving a useless opinion on the matter. ;)
 

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Im 43 and enjoy all types of music. My family has a boat that we use every weekend, weather permitting. We also have our ski that the entire family uses as well. We ALL enjoy listening to music whilst riding our boat. Like the poster above said, there is plenty of demand for this. Spotters should be turned around looking anyway instead of worrying about music or whats ahead of them. Enjoy your quiet time with your grandkids on the lake. ;)
 

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I have a 2016 VX Cruiser and wanted to have a speaker system along with a BT connection to my phone. The no wake zones are much easier to deal with when I have my favorite tunes going. I did a lot of research on this topic and while the Yamaha speaker system looks cool all of the feedback was consistently, overpricing and underperformance. So I made my own solution with an IP67 rated, 20W driver + woofer speaker that rocks, has long battery life (20 hours of playtime) and works with Siri. Yes when idling I can make voice command calls without digging out my iPhone. Absolutely love it. So much I started offering them on eBay. I have 2 left if anyone is interested. Not currently listed. I only mounted one very cleanly on my storage hatch but 2 can be connected wirelessly if desired.
 

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I don't fish, grandpa. And I sure wouldn't do it off my ski. I also don't tow tubers, skiers, or wakeboarders, so I have no need to listen for a spotter.

Do you not listen to "news or music" while you're driving your car?

I have a Bluetooth earset I use while riding my sportbike too. Does that mean I enjoy my bike more or less than someone else who doesn't listen to music? Some Harleys and Honda Goldwings come with speakers stock. Wonder why that is...

I ride my ski with my wife. We both like the same music taste. I rarely ride with others, and when I do we're moving along at speed that they can't hear my speaker anyway. People I hang with like the same music I do, and would voice it if they didn't like my music or the idea of music at all (they never have).

I'm not the only one who listens to music while on a ski; there's a whole industry of companies making speakers for skis. People must be buying enough of them for these companies to keep manufacturing them.

I guess my first question is... What's it matter to you? You don't want to add music to your ski, fine. Don't. No one's telling you to. The OP asked about a speaker, I gave him a cheap option. But thanks for your useless opinion on the matter. The elderly can't seem to let others be and do what they please with their own things without giving a useless opinion on the matter. ;)
I know it's hard to understand that you are not the only one in the world and your ideas are not the norm, if in a car, only you hear the noise, on a Motor Bike you use a headset and only you hear the noise, with exterior speakers, everyone hears the noise, unless you have them so soft that only those near you can hear and then any normal Bluetooth speaker would be fine.
AS I said I asked my Children and grand children and they thought it was a dumb idea, it's also why I asked the simple question on why you people would need such an item, especially at how much they cost, considering the quality and quantity of earbuds and headsets made for outdoor use, they can also pair with a single source so that two or more can listen to the same music if needed.
You wouldn't be an idiot and place external noise makers on your Motor Bike or car now would you, placing them on a Jet Ski would be the same thing to me.
Also many more people get the Fishing Kit for their Three seat Jet Skis than Speakers as I see many people at my Boat Ramp placing their Jet Ski into the water ready to go out Fishing as my Son and I do, when it's just him and I.
If it's more than two of us then we go out on my 21' Cruiser.
Using the Jet Ski when I am alone or with my Son makes more sense than using a larger Vessel and wasting the fuel a larger vessel requires to travel the same distance, we also do different fishing depending on whether we use the Ski or Boat ?
My friends and I go out riding at our favourite bush tracks, we used to go weekly, but as my Grand Children have grown so has my time with them increased to more than just the odd baby sitting day or night.
They now want to go out with Opa and have fun fishing or water fun with the Jet Ski and assorted accessories that go with that, my Children have also as their children have grown, started to spend more time with myself and my Wife as they go where their Children go most times.
It's something you will find once it's not just yourself or you and your partner, it's easy to be self centred when alone or in a pair, not so much in my day as we didn't have all this crap technology competing with our spare time, we actually talked with our parents and Grand Parents, we didn't watch much TV as we didn't get a TV until there was something to watch that was worth while :)
We didn't have a telephone either until I was a teen as it wasn't something that people needed as most people didn't have one, where we lived.
Was like having one can with the string tied to it, you needed the second can tied to the same string to make it work :)
Yes I am a Grand Pa and proud of it and enjoy my Grand children as much as possible, I still think exterior speakers on jet Ski are something ignorant self centred people would need as they don't give two hoots about who else has to listen to the noise.
Cheers and thanks for answering my question it gave me a much better understanding of what type of people would want them ;)
 
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