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Vinyl afloat…
The practicalities of getting it going…and keeping it safe and working
Wednesday,28 August, 2019
3:46 pm
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So I am one of the growing army massing on the distant horizon-line, considering leaving dry land for a life on the canals. I’ve spent a year doing my research and am close enough to being ready but one thing I cannot find info on : has anyone else run a decent set of speakers with a record player on a boat?! How did you manage it? Are there any sensible wrinkles to making it work? And preserving the life of vinyl…Some of it is obvious but I’d really like to hear other’s stories. It’s the only part of land life that I am remotely bothered about missing… TIA. J

Thursday,28 January, 2021
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Sorry for dredging an old post, I guess you already tried by now? How did it go?

I never tried it. I suspect the motion of a boat will most of the time not be a problem. There are sometimes jolts and that may damage the vinyl.

You may get good results putting the turntable on a table which is suspended on string from one point because then the only force on the system will be an apparent increase in gravity – as long as it can’t bump into anything when it swings.

Here is a product…  oh, no links to products. Frown There is a tray on a large online retailer which does it, called spillnot. I hope that’s OK, I just needed the nearest thing to illustrate the idea.

(They claim it’s a marvy new invention but I saw one attached to a Segway with three strings from the tray up to a point on a long stick at the front – it’s the same thing, and it held the coffee mug without spilling.)

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