A Day In The Life of Jonny, Blackdog Cats


A Day In The Life of Jonny, Blackdog Cats


For Jonny, a life based around music and marine pursuits come together daily. From his work in design and supervising the workshop at Blackdog Cat boat builder, to his leisure time, which is spent on board his 17-foot boat on the waters surrounding Northland New Zealand’s Whangarei Heads – Jonny loves having his StereoActive as an accompaniment to his adventures.


We caught up with Jonny as he put his StereoActive through its paces.

“Living where I do up at Whangarei Heads, our backyard – and our playground – is the water. Almost every weekend and after work, when the weather permits, is spent at the beach or out on the water. We’re fortunate to be surrounded by incredible fishing and diving spots, and I love exploring new terrain. Sometimes I’ll even take my girlfriend across the harbor just for a coffee.

A typical day for me is spent in the Blackdog Cat workshop, where I move from boat to boat sorting out and checking the final touches of each vessel that we manufacture. My StereoActive comes along in my toolbox – it’s rugged enough for me to keep it there – and I love its portability; because, frankly, the day is always better with music!


Music is a huge part of my life; it fills the gap when things aren’t going so well and can change my mood in an instant. I’d describe my taste as a bit eclectic – it all depends on what I’m doing and the mood I’m in – so anything from chilled tunes, to rock or electronica can be heard coming from my stereo throughout the day. I love not being restricted to where I can listen to tunes too – especially in a job where I move around so much.


When the workday is over (and if weather and light permits!) I tend to take my boat out. I have a 17-foot center console Blackdog Cat, which is super versatile – it’s got space for me and my mates to jig for kings, drift for snapper or gear up for a crayfish dive.

Tonight, we’re heading out to see whether we can catch dinner; my StereoActive is along for the ride, taking pride in its place on the console. It’s awesome to have some good beats cranking over the sound of the engine and helping us unwind from the day as we head out. As we get to our spot and cut the engine, we turn the tunes down a bit, so that we can talk as well, but they still provide the background for the evening.

Of all the features of the StereoActive, I love that it’s waterproof – which means I never have to worry – not to mention the fact that it floats! It’s so sturdy and gets really good footing on different surfaces too, so I never fear losing it over the side, even if it gets a bit rough.


After coordinating with the boys to meet up one evening, my phone died; but I was able to charge it again off of the StereoActive battery – without any fears that our music would stop either. It seems to just go and go and go … for days! For me, the StereoActive’s got it all – and that means I don’t need to install an expensive marine stereo onboard, which is no small task in a fully aluminum vessel.

I love that the StereoActive has me covered for all my outdoor pursuits and adventures. I’m also into deer, pig and goat hunting and use it to call in stags – as well as keeping our spirits up when we’re stuck at camp in bad weather.


Waterproof, rugged and fully portable – StereoActive is where it’s at!“

The outdoor enthusiast finally has a rugged, waterproof option when it comes to high-quality stereo sound. With built-in Bluetooth audio streaming, AM/FM radio and USB audio playback, STEREOACTIVE is packed with features. Engineered in New Zealand, the new compact system is designed for the challenges of life on the water or exposure to the elements and tuned to deliver crystal clear audio that enhances any activity. Featuring the unique Puck mount system, users can easily and securely attach the stereo to any surface, such as an RV exterior, cooler, outdoor cooking space, paddleboard, kayak, canoe, boat or even hot tub. To keep valuables safe from the elements, FUSION has also offered the ACTIVESAFE which, when combined with STEREOACTIVE, will securely house any smartphone, vehicle keys, bank cards, or loose change.

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Original Source: Sportsmans Lifestyle.com