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Old 03-19-2009, 09:15 PM
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Hey no worries Brieod. I'm currently running just two Optima Blue Top D34M's. They're not the cheapest, and not necessarily the best, but they're sealed and I've had good luck with them in the past. Lot's of other options out there and plenty of varied opinions. I've heard really good thing about the Deka line and they're more reasonable than the Optima's.

On the mount, I just used the L-brackets that came with it and then got creative with a second set of L-brackets to adapt to the small mounting area under the steering wheel on the bottom of the dash panel. It should hold good. All the RCA's coming out the back are zip tied up under the dash and help support the rear of the unit as well. I really wanted to do something cool like Prostar205's mounting bracket and even got an offer from Maristar210 for some assistance with it, but because my dash is so low and because anything I did would have been so small, I'm going to stick with it as is for now. If I run into issues with it coming loose I'll revisit it.

Yeah it all adds up fast for sure, but it sounds like you're on your way! Post up some pics when you get her done. Take care.
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oh and I've got 4 of these puppies coming tomorrow and am installing them this weekend

can't wait!

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Old 03-19-2009, 09:19 PM
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Dude you're killing me!!

My wife just walked by and shook her head.
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Old 03-19-2009, 09:24 PM
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my wife's not home yet.
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Old 03-19-2009, 09:25 PM
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BTW, I forgot to mention I'm not being cheap. I bought the boat last year and while the thing was in great shape the interior is shi)t. Unfortunately, I've talked to Mitch and some others and they are having the same issues. So, I have some new skins coming to replace about 7 bad pieces. Add the interior with the stereo, well, you get the picture. Last year I went through the trailer.

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Old 03-19-2009, 09:29 PM
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oh i definitely hear ya. i've put a ton of money into my boat this last year. just bought it last april.

i'm kicking myself for not buying replacement skins from jim@baws before they went end of life. i just couldn't talk the wife into the $1800 or so it would have cost to have them sitting on the shelf. my interior is in great shape, but i'm out of luck if something happens and will have to hunt them down or visit a good vinyl shop. i've got 3 kids too so something is bound to happen.

trailer looks good! i followed that thread. you folk's weather turning yet? we've still got the yuck here, but am planning on de-winterizing in a couple weeks.
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Old 03-19-2009, 09:35 PM
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I ended up calling Jim Friant, aka "the man." He was formerly employed in the MC interior shop for 10 years+. He does interior on the side now and will do whatever you need.

No, it was in the 40s today. I hope it starts coming up. I've got a ton of work to do. I've got to put my interior back together, complete the stereo upgrade, dewinterize, change boat numbers, wax, etc, etc. That said, it is way better than winterizing!
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i didn't see any interior pics, just the trailer???
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Old 03-19-2009, 09:43 PM
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I'm to ashamed to put em' up. It isn't horrible, but where they made the brilliant decision to sew down for effect every 3-4 inches, it is now starting to split. I can't stand it. Consequently, I need replacement pieces for the following: rear trunk wings, back seat base and back, driver seat bucket, observer seat, 2 of the 3 bow seating cushions, and as a result of the previous owner dropping a wakeboard on the engine box I figured I do the engine box so it is perfect.
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I bought a pair of used Tantrum Punch tower speakers with my boat but I can't find a model number. They have the separate tweeter off to the side. Does anyone have any idea about these types of speakers and what kind of amp I will need? I'm audio ignorant...
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