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Old 01-19-2013, 12:43 PM
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Started getting my to-do list in order of priority vs. wish list items for the project 190.

With many other items that I would like to devote time to on this boat, putting in a big stereo system is really not at the top of my list.

We most likely will only have a basic stereo receiver with an ipod hook up and probably 4 regular speakers for now.


One thing that I am going to need asap is a new battery.

Does is make sense for me to get a blue optima battery for $200 or just a regular $100 deep cell like a Die Hard or Interstate?

Any suggestions?
Interstate batteries have held up well for me. I keep them well maintained - keep the fluid at the correct level with only distilled water. I also have a dual battery charger/maintainer installed in the boat. I like the redundancy of a dual battery setup with isolator.
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Old 01-19-2013, 12:46 PM
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There are a ton of people who hate the Blue Tops most claiming that they didn't last. If you do some searching you'll see most of these people didn't know what they were doing with the batteries and didn't have a decent charger designed for the technology.

I'm going on season 4 with mine, no issues. I like them due to the no spill design and ability to mount them just about anywhere. I also like the battery trays that are available and their compact design. They do cost more and if you're in love with your 20 year old or cheap battery charger they are not for you.

As for Interstate and Diehard.... had nothing but good luck with both. They're cheap but you will most likely have to live with the large black plastic boxes and deal with the battery acid that tends to somehow always make it's way out of the battery. They are however a very cost effective solution.
That is the one feature that would cause me to look at them.
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Old 01-19-2013, 05:02 PM
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Today I replaced the old worn and cracked rubber trailer pads with 1/16" all-brite aluminum diamond plate. I riveted them on in addition to the self-adhesive backing on the plates.

I also did a little shopping on waterskis.com (love that site) and picked up all new gas shock absorbers for the glove box, engine box, and observer seat.
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Old 01-19-2013, 05:12 PM
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Today I replaced the old worn and cracked rubber trailer pads with 1/16" all-brite aluminum diamond plate. I riveted them on in addition to the self-adhesive backing on the plates.

I also did a little shopping on waterskis.com (love that site) and picked up all new gas shock absorbers for the glove box, engine box, and observer seat.
Gotta love diamond plate.
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Old 01-19-2013, 09:12 PM
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Finished up my two projects.

-mounted the switch for the under water lights.
-flushed out old brake fluid...old stuff was nasty!!!!
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Old 01-19-2013, 09:16 PM
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Finished up my two projects.

-mounted the switch for the under water lights.
-flushed out old brake fluid...old stuff was nasty!!!!
Wow....nasty is an understatement.

Nice switch for the lights.
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Old 01-19-2013, 09:55 PM
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Link for coolio Diamond Plates?

Very Nice.
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Old 01-19-2013, 11:27 PM
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Sat in mine with my son (3.5) and day dreamed about summer coming. Also turned the steering wheel back and forth and think I should squeeze grease in sometime before my first day out.
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Old 01-20-2013, 12:25 AM
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That diamond plate looks good. Where did you get it?
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Old 01-20-2013, 07:06 AM
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That diamond plate looks good. Where did you get it?
Yes, very sharp looking, especially with the black. I wonder how it would look with white
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