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wetsounds1 03-07-2010 6:46 PM

New Wet Sounds RZ2 Demo Boat Pics
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I finally got around to getting some pics of the boat and system and figured I would post up as I have been getting asked about it. I am going to get some better pics soon as some make the red look orange etc..also the pics behind the truck where the day i picked the boat up with the factory Tige Wet Sounds system. Then after are from the Austin boat show of the finished system

Here is the breakdown.

Boat: 2009 Tige RZ2. Black and Red with Alpha Z tower. PCM 343 engine with factory ballast system. Custom gel coat with black accents in the front vents and rear doors.

Trailer: Custom one off Boat Mate trailer. Owen at Boat Mate hooked it up. I found these 18 inch wheels that were black and red from Ballistic Off Road that matched the color of the boat. Well they are 6 lug. So not a pattern standard on the current trailers but after seeing them, Owen said "I'll make it work, you gotta use those wheels" So he made custom axles in that lug pattern. Awesome guy to work with. Trailer is blacked out everywhere. With LED lighting, landing lights, spare, swing away.

Wrap: Wrap was a concept I had about doing a medevil type theme. So it has the skull with the kings crown and a sheild and sword and medevil graphics. I worked with Mario at Wake Graphics. He came up with a ton of concepts for me and we got it nailed down. Mario and his guys drove to Tige and installed the wrap at the factory.

Stereo: Hydrotunes did an amazing job as always. This is the 3rd demo boat they have done for us. And I can tell you the 3rd time is a charm. I had some basic ideas and they suprised me with what they came back with. The amps in the floor was a suprise. It is pretty wild.

So mad props to the guys at Hydrotunes. Install is super clean and completely functional.


1 pr Wet Sounds PRO 80
1 pr Wet Sounds MB-8i
5 prs Wet Sounds XS-650 (1 pr in bow, 1 pr in custom pod for driver, 3 prs in rear)
2 Wet Sounds XS-XXX in dual slot loaded enclosures
3 Wet Sounds SYN-4 amps. (1 running PRO 80 for 400x2, 1 running MB-8 for 400x2 and one running 4 pairs of XS-650 for 200x4 at 2 ohms so 100 watts per XS-650)
2 Wet Sounds SYN-1 (1 on each XXX woofer at 1 ohm mono so 1000x1)
1 Wet Sounds SYN-Micro (mounted up behind dash powering the bow XS-650)
1 Wet Sounds WS-420
Clarion CMD-6 and transom remote at drivers and on transom
Schoshe EFX wire and RCA cables. Power and speaker wire and fuse holders and distribution blacks.
XS Power batteries. 6 total. 4 of the D2700 and 2 of the D2400. If you haven't checked out these AGM batteries, take a look. They have some serious juice! Also, added dual intellipower on board chargers/power supplies.
Red LED's added in all the vents, in all the XS-650 behind the tweeters, accents on the subs, plexi rings on the tower speakers, added plexi accents behind the Tige logos on the seat and tower sides, and accent on the amps.

the 5 SYN amps are built into the floor. This entire secton was built to be very strong and waterproof. Solid 1 inch plexi. Internal tub is wrapped in the same vinyl wrap to match the exterior of the boat with red LED's. It is raised up a little and sloped to the main floor. Hydrotunes got with Tige and got some factory carpet and then had a custom snap out made to cover the entire floor. It is also felt lined to not scratch the plexi. So when at the lake, the snap out is on and looks factory. You have to look hard to see it is rasied up.

The XS-XXX are on the same plane from port to starboard. Both in dual slot loaded boxes. They are trimmed in factory vinyl with plexi LED accents. When you open the seats, they are decked in factory carpet and they built a shelf on top to hold life vests etc...

The factory garbage door was removed and a plexi panel cut with the cross shape and led back lit. This was black metal mesh. This is used for the port woofer to vent into the boat. Works really well.

We will get some you tube video of the bass in this boat. Seen a lot of boats ripple the water and some make some splash but this one gets the water going so much it bubbles and looks like boiling water all around the boat.

Custom pod under the dash housing the WS-420 and pair of XS-650. Works really good for the driver to have some tunes right there.

All the batteries were split for 3 on port and 3 on starboard. they are built up into the area under the seats between the area from the back lockers and the under seats. This is so they are balanced for weight and for my surf ballast system. We have a 750 sack in the back port locker. Plus we have 800 pounds of Pop Bags, we line the sides under the port side seat and the nose

So the entire system was built around the way I set my surf ballast up.

Let me know any questions or pics you want to see and I will be happy to add to it.

I want to personally say thank you to

Rick and Danny and Charlie at Tige of course!! www.tige.com
Owen at Boat Mate www.boatmatetrailers.com
Trey and Justin at Hydrotunes www.hydrotunes.com
Scottie at XS Power batteries www.4xspower.com
Nathan and Manny at Scosche www.scosche.com
Mario at Wake Graphics www.wakegraphics.com

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99_slaunch 03-07-2010 6:52 PM

DAMN Tim that is sick!!!! When is the next time it will be in Houston so I can stop by the shop and check it out?

worththewake 03-07-2010 6:54 PM

Can I be adopted? I'm willing to wash and wax that boat and trailer and hell even the truck everyday....

wetsounds1 03-07-2010 6:58 PM

thx for the props. aaron, check with me in a few weeks. chris, too funny

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Matt 03-07-2010 7:06 PM

Thats sick... I'm about to order a 5th pair of lit up xs-650s from Earmark so I can have something like that under the dash... I've been looking for a great way to mount the ws-420 Wow I want it..

tyler97217 03-08-2010 7:45 AM

Good god... that thing is dirty. Nice!!!
That trailer looks sick too....

rukie 03-08-2010 10:06 AM

Looks killer as always. Amps in the floor are a nice touch. Only one comments.....The tower is naked, needs more hardware :) Remember, more is always better, everything is bigger in Texas...etc.etc. :D

soonerwake85 03-08-2010 10:13 AM

Just plain sick...

dabell 03-08-2010 10:16 AM

Very nicely done Tim....

400 watts to the 80's!!!!! I guess my question awhile ago is answered. I was thinking of putting 350 to each.... :D

So, which boat is/was louder??? RZ2 or the 4????

jeff_mn 03-08-2010 10:24 AM

Could be a commercial

Tige RZ2 - $80,000
Wetsounds Stereo - $20,000
Boat Modificatoins - $15,000
Motorola .3 megapixel cell phone camera - $9

For everything else, theres mastercard.

Boat looks great. I love that it's a stereo demo boat and it's not loaded with an obnoxious amount of tower speakers. Awesome set up.

sidekicknicholas 03-08-2010 10:24 AM

Thats awesome.... well done, not over done....well done.

boomboom 03-08-2010 10:29 AM

Any chance you will publish the specs for the sub boxes????????

That's my next project. I was going to go with your standard ported box in the manual, but I like the looks of that one FAR better.

loudontn 03-08-2010 11:14 AM

Man, Tim, that looks amazing man.

acurtis_ttu 03-08-2010 11:37 AM

Great looking boat as always. They did a great job on the install. How are you cooling those amps? fans pulling air thru the amp rack?

factorykitted 03-08-2010 2:11 PM

I had the opportunity to hear this boat last week. This thing freakin' JAMS.

Ready for my boat to be done - same set up as Tim's minus one pair of xs650's. Hoping to be done before SXSW.

hatepain 03-08-2010 5:01 PM

WOW, thats straight filthy in every regard. Man the driver must just get blasted, good stuff! Please be sure and post up a link on the youtube video when that gets up.

gotwak3 03-08-2010 6:09 PM

wow looks great.

talltigeguy 03-10-2010 1:30 PM

I bet that they did something to keep the amps cool.

I wonder about 5 amps getting warm sitting on top of the gas tank waiting for a fume to spark.

That looks incredible!

Thanks for the inspiration!

boomboom 03-10-2010 2:32 PM

"I wonder about 5 amps getting warm sitting on top of the gas tank waiting for a fume to spark"

I wondered about that same thing! A short and a spark would make for a very, very precarious situation. I could see people getting hurt pretty darn bad. I have to assume they did something to address that??? I hope.

downfortheride 03-10-2010 4:36 PM

By far the best yet Tim! Way to show off the product!

brucemac 03-10-2010 7:19 PM

wow, that's crazy. nice work.

wetsounds1 03-12-2010 9:42 AM

Thanks Again for the props. We are very happy with the way the boat turned out and the sound. For those that will be at some Texas shows and events this year, we will have it on display so you can come check it out. I will post up what events we will be at.

The amps are built into a marine grade resin coated birch enclosure. It also sits on top of the factory floor so it is seperated.

boomboom, hit up hydrotunes on the box design. I am sure they will build on for you!

The RZ4 was louder on the tower obviously since it had a pair of 485 and pair of 60's but the RZ2 is louder in the bass. The RZ4 had 3 XXX but the one under the drivers was the ported one while the other 2 were reverse mounted in sealed to show of the magnets. So it was built for a combo of show and output. This one was built for output. And man does it pound

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david_e_m 03-12-2010 1:21 PM

More thought went into this boat than most people realize. I don't know who gets specific credit for what but they deserve a really big pat on the back. For example and there are too many to site.

With many towboats, when running across the water, the treble in general dissapears for the driver because all of the cockpit coaxials are behind him/her. This boat has a great solution under the dash. Its very difficult to have separate port and starboard subwoofers that have a complimentary phase response so they couple together well. With the observer seat open, the two subs are almost perfectly aligned when considering both the distance and symmetrical boundaries.

The costmetic scheme that is both simple (not too many themes) and reoccuring. Its wild but its really tasteful. This execution doesn't just happen by accident. Great job by everyone involved.

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mc_x15 03-15-2010 6:46 AM

Absolutely amazing work. Must have taken forever to plan. Looks perfect. And what a great marketing tool.

hydrotunes 03-16-2010 8:16 PM

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Hey Guys -

Thanks for all the kind words about this and our other installations. I thought I would post a few pics from this project. (Tim, I'll have a disc of pics for you when you pick up the truck.)

So, yes, there is always a lot of prefabrication planning that goes into a project like this. The most important obstacle to overcome was how to fit the allotted equipment into the boat without sacrificing storage or functionality. Given the desired configuration of the subwoofers and number of amplifiers, room ran out quickly. Trey and I have thrown around the idea of putting amps in the floor since the last wet sounds boat and knew this was the time to go for it. Other than visual appeal, it makes the amplifiers easy to service and the central placement evenly distributes the weight for an uncompromised ride.

Also, there were no major, permanent modifications to the boat and it could be returned to factory fairly easily. The design also leaves the gas and fuel system available for service without the need to disconnect the equipment.

For those who are asking, the new subwoofer enclosure design will be available in the near future from Hydrotunes and also in the new XS-XXX literature.

Working with Tim is always great; he gives us the ability to use our imagination and push the limits with new boats and equipment. If anyone is interested in finding out more about what we do, please visit hydrotunes.com or contact me directly at justin@hydrotunes.com.



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azwakekid 03-16-2010 9:23 PM

the system is dirty. congrats. i love it

mdaijogo 03-18-2010 8:28 PM

That is simply amazing. Awesome boat.

bruizza 03-19-2010 2:48 PM

That is AMAZING!!!

hatepain 03-19-2010 3:13 PM

That picture with the two boats is so sexy...its boat porn!

nathan_xspower 04-02-2010 1:48 PM

Guess we are a little late to the thread, but it was a pleasure to be a part of this AWESOME build. Great looking boat done with style and class!! Great job Wet Sounds and HydroTunes!!

Matt 04-03-2010 7:35 AM

Tim, where you going to have this thing for the 3 Major weekends? I want to see it... You should pull it to PK for Labor day...

jmuck 04-04-2010 5:56 PM

Awesome work Hydrotunes! Extremely clean install.

wetsounds1 04-05-2010 1:13 PM


Not sure on the big 3 holidays yet but the boat will be at all the TX wake events. Texas Round Up, SeTX mid summer event, H town showdown, Fall Bash, if Dallas Wake event takes place, waketoberfest etc...

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mossy44 04-09-2010 6:26 PM

That is one sweet setup! classy looking and not over the top. love the amps in the floor. you can tell a lot of thought and work went into that boat! good job.

Matt 05-02-2010 9:37 AM

Tim, my Supra is officially done. I will have it cleaned up and some pics on the water hopefully by wenesday... PM me your E-mail and ill shoot em your way..

wetsounds1 05-03-2010 9:16 AM


send them to twhite@wetsounds.com and I will get them up on the site.


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pierce_bronkite 05-03-2010 9:22 AM

The modification to the floorboard is unreal. I would have never imagined you could put amps in that tight space. Very cool looking.

wetsounds1 05-19-2010 4:36 PM

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some in the water shots

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mendo247 05-19-2010 7:22 PM

VERY NICE!! I'd love to hear that system.... Well done guys..

ajholt7 05-19-2010 7:33 PM

Wow! Tim, that thing is so awesome! Tige and Wet Sounds, a winning combo!

wetsounds1 05-20-2010 5:43 AM

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New Tow Rig. International CXT. Or should we say Toy Rig. Since it is a big ol toy. Going to be putting a full blown demo system in it soon so we can use it to DJ some local events this year.

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mc_x15 05-20-2010 5:49 AM

Wow that Truck is Large. So sick.

tampawake 05-20-2010 7:32 AM

I want a fun job.

david_e_m 05-20-2010 11:04 AM

Just curious. But, is the boat actually moving or is that wake just from the stereo?

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mdaijogo 05-20-2010 11:16 AM


Originally Posted by wetsounds1 (Post 1587397)
New Tow Rig. International CXT. Or should we say Toy Rig. Since it is a big ol toy. Going to be putting a full blown demo system in it soon so we can use it to DJ some local events this year.

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All I see in this picture is a l337 and awesome truck!!!! Is it supposed to pull anything?


hatepain 05-20-2010 11:53 AM

Sick ass tow rig! Wish we could have kept you in the Ford family and put you in an F650 though : )

Have you had an occasion to do a youtube video of that boat?

wetsounds1 05-20-2010 1:22 PM

I got some vids coming, plan on taking some over memorial weekend

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jmuck 05-21-2010 9:34 AM

That 650 is pimptastic. Shaw was telling you guys are gonna hook it up

factorykitted 05-21-2010 10:52 AM

Tim - where you going to be on Memorial Day. We need to link our stereos up

wetsounds1 05-21-2010 11:37 AM


Originally Posted by jmuck (Post 1587912)
That 650 is pimptastic. Shaw was telling you guys are gonna hook it up

Its actually a CXT. They put a ford bed on them.

Yeah we are working on getting the system done. Two words. Dump Bed! Going to be sweet.

kitted, not sure yet. We may ride our secret spot on sat or sunday and do lake austin on monday.

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UNvisible 05-23-2010 5:57 PM

Hey tim -

When am I going to catch you on lake austin? i'd love to check the boat out in person.

Also - Be aware that driving that truck requires a special license! Dont get pulled over by a state trooper! My buddy made that mistake with his F-450 (same classification as CXT with D.O.T.)

wetsounds1 06-03-2010 1:11 PM

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Finally got some good on the water shots in high res. Got more coming

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hatepain 06-03-2010 1:25 PM

LOL is someone hiding in the first picture? The engine is clearly on but there is no one in there. The interior shot is sick! Unreal demo.

wetsounds1 06-03-2010 1:41 PM

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You saw that, HAHA. yeah it looks better just the boat.

Here is another.

UNvisible 06-03-2010 1:48 PM

Tim, you're about 3 minutes from my dock by water.. I need to hear this thing..

ilikebeaverandboats 06-03-2010 2:03 PM

That boat looks killer. Im not a fan of skulls, but other than that, that is hands down my favorite boat ive ever seen. one day :)

Any chance you have an pictures of the orange RZ4?? Really would like to see some pictures of that, especially how they got the leds behind that chrome Tige decal.

thiney 06-03-2010 2:05 PM

Tim I’m guessing you were at your "secret spot" on Monday saw you guys out there surfing. We like to call it our favorite mud hole either way need to keep that gem under wraps lol.

wetsounds1 06-03-2010 2:16 PM

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You should have stopped by and said hi. Where you in the bu? I was amazed how few people were out and how the mud hole was actual blue LOL It was just about the best I have seen it. LA is crazy on holidays and we just wanted to ride so secret spot is where it's at.

Joey, here is the orange one that Hydrotunes did http://www.hydrotunes.com/gallery/#/09tigerz4/09tigerz4

One of my fav pics here

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Matt 06-03-2010 2:33 PM

Tim that looks sick all lit up, I finally got mine in the water... I have some more pics to send you...

chadgreg 06-03-2010 3:30 PM

Do you sell those tower speaker mounts? Or are the 1 off?

wetsounds1 06-03-2010 4:58 PM


Those mounts are made specifically for the Tige Alpha Z tower. Available from Tige. Tige offers the tower with 2 pairs of PRO 60X, a pair of PRO 80X and pair of PRO 60X, two pairs of PRO 80X, MB-8X and PRO 60X combo or PRO 80X and MB-8X combo

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ilikebeaverandboats 06-03-2010 10:55 PM

Tim, those boats are amazing. I like the rz4 you guys did, but detail wise I like the look of the rz2. The way you did the LED behind the tige decal is killer.

What transom LED's or those? Been looking to get some, just not sure on what brand to go with.

thiney 06-04-2010 6:44 AM

Yeah that was us in the BU we had a few new people that we were teaching to ride so the mud hole was perfect. We will have to stop and say hi next time but I’m not sure my ugly a** boat needs to be seen next to that beautiful thing lol. Have you ever seen the water that blue before, might have to give it a different name if it stays that way.

wakecumberland 06-04-2010 1:03 PM

I'm speachless!!

wetsounds1 06-08-2010 9:21 AM

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tyler, hit me up next time. That was really the best water I have seen and we have been riding out there for years!! We pulled up expecting a ton of boats and blown out water but was shocked.

Here is a shot I took when we first put in.

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wetsounds1 06-08-2010 9:23 AM

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here are some more shots

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ilikebeaverandboats 06-08-2010 9:49 AM

Hey tim what transom LED's are those? Like what brand? looking to buy some and those look solid and bright

wetsounds1 06-08-2010 10:22 AM


these are the factory ones that Tige installs. I just had them add the second one. http://lumiteclighting.com/seablaze2.html

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ilikebeaverandboats 06-08-2010 10:25 AM

Cool thanks tim.

Have they worked out well?

wetsounds1 06-08-2010 11:06 AM

No prob. Yeah they are really bright. Old RZ4 had them as well. Did some night surfing and it was awesome. Really lit up the wave

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ilikebeaverandboats 06-08-2010 11:45 AM

Sweet man, I think im gonna end up goin with 2 seablaze 3 rather than the seablaze2

wetsounds1 07-27-2010 9:05 AM

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finally got around to getting some more pics compressed to post up. Here are some more shots.

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mdaijogo 07-27-2010 9:28 AM

That is just pure awesomeness.


ktrent 08-17-2010 3:41 PM

one of the sickest boats of all times for me. would love to see some video of this beast on the water.

wetsounds1 08-24-2010 11:50 AM

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Big Thanks to Jason over at Sea Dek. Made a custom Sea Dek for the boat. Awesome!

Also, one shot of the boat at night with a custom EL lit rub rail that hydrotunes put on. Looks insane.

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mdaijogo 08-24-2010 11:57 AM

That rub rail is insane!!!! Do you have a closeup of the rail?



talltigeguy 08-24-2010 12:04 PM

There goes the coolest man in the world....just like the Dos Equis commercials.

wetsounds1 08-24-2010 12:06 PM

Too funny. Love those commercials. one of my favorites. "He is the life of parties he has never attended" or "He once had an awkward moment, just to see how it feels."

You can see it in the pics of the sea dek. It is two EL "electro luminescent" strips. You can see the other pics show the rub rail with black above the stainless insert. Then there is these with a red line with one on top and one on bottom of the rub rail. We tested it to see if it would work. Good news. It looks insane at night. Bad news. It won't hold up to abuse. We tied up at the Double Down wake contest on Lake Austin over the weekend. With the bumpers rubbing. It pulled it out of the rail. So great for show but not for go if you ever tie up!

But always worth a try.

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twelve02 08-24-2010 12:20 PM

OMG, speechless, that's it... How in the 'F" do you guys afford these toys....

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