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  1. Wylie_Tunes

    False Wall for Aftermarket Subwoofer Box

    Great detail!
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    dual alternator and battery relocation

    BEP as in BEP Marine. They call it a VSR, while Blue Sea Systems and others call them ACR. In the end, they all do about the same job. As long as there is voltage above normal static (at rest) battery voltage, the ACR/VSR will close/combine, allowing that voltage to contribute to the other bank. As stated, this is voltage above normal battery voltage, so its alternator charge. In this scenario, its not the charged battery pouring into the undercharged battery, but rather the alternator's charge. When there is no charge, or in other words voltage thats not above an at-rest battery, the ACR/VSR will open, isolating the main from the house. The ACR will not "cause" the charged battery to charge into the other one. In reality, the purpose of the ACR/VSR is to prevent just that.
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    dual alternator and battery relocation

    Heck of a project for sure. Not sure which ones you've used that do this. The Blue Sea, BEP and Surepower units do not. The DCP switch is ON when you hop in the boat and OFF when you leave. No switching while on the lake, no remembering to switch while on the lake.
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    Fae wakeplate contraption

    Curious to see the before and after CO readings
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    Supreme Wet Sounds Upgrade

    I did not make it to IBEX lat oct or CES this jan, so I have not gotten a demo. But if the KMTC11 had been available, pretty good bet I would have used them in this upgrade.
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    Supreme Wet Sounds Upgrade

    Kicker now has a 9" and 11" HLCD. The KMTC9 and KMTC11 https://www.kicker.com/kmtc-horn-loaded-tower-systems Swivel clamps, RGB LEDs, white or black pods. Others that make an 8" HLCD; Bazooka (way before exile got into marine audio), Rockford Fosgate, Powerbass, Memphis Audio, Roswell Wake Air, Skylon Vector, MB Quart, Could almost include the Bullet Hollowpoint 7.7.
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    Supreme Wet Sounds Upgrade

    Whats interesting is, the Rev-10 is only about $175 more then the 8" Rev-8. Not a huge difference once you are up in that price range. The 300.2 is a solid amo and although it will not push them to their full potential, you will still gain the benefits of the size upgrade. Go with the speakers first, then upgrade amp next phase. One thing I really like about those KS300.2 amps and the retired Syn-2, is they will run Summed-mono. I really like this for a surf setup. Both speakers play 100% of the music, unlike stereo. close in and off-axis surfing, you miss a little bit when running stereo The 300.2 is awesome power for the revo-6. Tuned about 100HZ and summed mono should be darn good for a 6.5" coaxial.
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    Supreme Wet Sounds Upgrade

    Brand names aside, size matters with speakers. Just like with engines, theres no replacement for displacement, there is no more efficient way to get more output, then with more speaker surface area. This can be from more speaker or larger speakers. However, no number of speakers will ever play deeper then a single larger speakers. So going from an 8" to a 10", we gained more then 40% more surface area as well as much deeper mid-bass depth. In the case of a 6.5" compared to a 10", the 10" is more then 2X the surface area. A single pair of 10" is more surface are then four 6.5" speakers. The next layer to this, is the difference between a traditional dome tweeter we find in most all coaxial and the larger, more powerful compression driver in the a 10" HLCD. The larger and higher power handling compression driver delivers way more output then a dome tweeter. In smaller HLCDs, especially 6.5" HLCDs, this usually equates to comments like "harsh" or "bright" But with the 10" driver, we get so much more mid-bass output, it offsets or balances with the strong compression driver. Hope this helps.
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    Hyrdrodyne Helm Refresh

    Having the part and wrap warm really helps. Set in the sun or in a warm room. Large pieces like that are easier with 2 people. One to hold and peel while the other smooths out. A plastic bondo spreader work great for laying down and pushing out any bobbles. .
  10. Not a huge project. My buddy picked up a mid 90's Hydrodyne closed bow DD this winter. Really good shape for its age. The dash hood vinyl had been removed and the helm panel and gauges were in rough shape. Both speedo pickups need replaced, oil pressure sender for gauge had been tossed in place of a manual gauge laid on top of the engine. We had the hood re-skinned by J&J Upholstery right across the street from me. The boat owner took the gauge panel and did some fab work on it to fit the new gauges (not all were an exact fit as the old), eliminated the clock and make the hole smaller to fit a dual USB charge port with meter. Once that was done, we wrapped in carbon fiber vinyl. Gauge package included 2 new speedo, tach, fuel, volt, oil and temp. Still working on getting an accurate oil pressure reading. Right now, the gauge pegs at 80, so still trying to find the correct sender Single battery setup that had a large parasitic drain. Traced it to head unit. Added an ON-OFF battery switch, so problem solved as everything else about the head unit works. Two new speedo pickups and vacuum tubing run for the new gauges. Also re-skinned the glove box lid to match the dash hood. Other then getting the proper oil sender, she's ready for lake test.
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    Cheap Amp Cover to space away stowed towels, etc

    If i took the wife and girlfriend out, id be me getting stuffed in the locker
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    Adding ports to Ballast bags

    Actually, the ID at the quick connect opening of the flow rite is .92. Thats not even the narrowest portion of that fitting. Inside of the flange, the fittings narrows down to .835". The 1" threaded fitting that the wake maker, ronix and straightline sacs use, has an ID of .965". Maybe this off season, i need to do some more pump testing. Put an amp clamp on the pump leads and measure current while filling into the bottom of a sac and see if it changes as the sac gets full. Also compare a short and long hose. I can also time the fill rate into the top of a sac, then time again into the bottom and see what kind of difference head makes in the real world.
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    Adding ports to Ballast bags

    While thats true, those are the nominal ODs of the fittings, not the true IDs. Back when I did my testing, the threaded sac size was the 3/4 thread opening by fly high. We did not yet have a 1" threaded opening we see on the strightline and WM sacs. The ID difference between the fly high 3/4 (.525 ID and 1" (.735 ID) was noticeable, but not huge. No real difference between 3/4 and 1" hose though. The difference came from the fitting upgrade, not the note. Yes, I made 3/4 hose fit over the 1-1/8 fitting for the test. I would presume that the 1" threaded fitting or the flow-rite thru-hull would show a little increase over the .735" ID fly high fitting, but not enough for me to cut a hole in the sac. Again this is all based on aerator pumps. Positive displacement impeller pumps dont really benefit from this. They are not effected by head pressure near to the degree as aerators. Once the flow hits the narrow sac fitting, the speed of the water increases and the GPH in to the sac stays about the same. I also like to use a PVC/Rubber cement when bonding in these added fittings. Use some on both the flange and the jam nut on the outside. I also like to use the straight thru-hull with a 90* quick-con on the hose. This allows the hose to move without pushing on the glued in fitting.
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    Adding ports to Ballast bags

    Its a little gain in flow rate between the 3/4 fitting an 1" in a standard 3/4 threaded fitting, but not huge. Maybe like 12 seconds difference on a 400 lbs sac. Just note, this is with an aerator pump. Impeller pump will not be any different. Smaller fitting just increases the velocity, but flow rate remains the same. I would not add a fitting just in an attempt to gain a little flow rate. Rather for the need for an additional fitting or one in a different spot.