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Old    Brian (factorykitted)      Join Date: Jul 2009       04-20-2011, 6:52 PM Reply   
I know this a bit off topic but I think its worth posting as there has been quite a bit of discussion lately on big stereo and innovative installs.

I present to you the Texas Stereo Sunsation 36 Dominator SSR Project...

These pictures show a small fraction of the amount of custom lexan, LED, trim, speaker enclosure work, etc, etc, etc. For those who have seen the original Texas Stereo Project, its on the same level just 13 feet longer and about 800 more HP.

I plan on doing a full photoshoot of the boat over Memorial Day weekend.



W7's will fit nicely in here. 3/4'' starboard - who uses MDF these days anyway?


Lexan






















Lexan & LED's around all gauges.




Old    John Bauer (jonyb)      Join Date: Nov 2008       04-20-2011, 8:48 PM Reply   
Awesome work Brian!
Old    Jordan (hogger)      Join Date: Sep 2008       04-20-2011, 8:56 PM Reply   
All that extra weight, it probably only does 106mph now...

Nice work!
Old    Brian (factorykitted)      Join Date: Jul 2009       04-20-2011, 8:59 PM Reply   
Few others..



Old    Brian (factorykitted)      Join Date: Jul 2009       04-20-2011, 9:00 PM Reply   
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Originally Posted by jonyb View Post
Awesome work Brian!
Im just the messenger, all compliments go to Tom Buist! This thing is has some serious man hours in it.
Old    Aaron (alindquist)      Join Date: Mar 2004       04-21-2011, 4:58 AM Reply   
Awesome boat and install... I got a chance to look at a 36 a few months back and Sunsation has really stepped it up. What power did this one have?
Old    Murphy Smith (murphy_smith)      Join Date: Dec 2005       04-21-2011, 7:58 AM Reply   
Great install - Tom really does some nice work.

Does building the sub enclosure our of King Starboard cause any issues with sound quality. I would imagine that the density is greater than or similar to that of MDF.
Old    Brian (factorykitted)      Join Date: Jul 2009       04-21-2011, 8:18 AM Reply   
I dont believe so but what i do know is MDF will turn into sponge board in a marine enviroment real fast.
Old    Mike (mike3500)      Join Date: Jun 2008       04-21-2011, 8:37 AM Reply   
Nice boat and install.

This is very off topic, but what is up with the drywall on that top layer? Call me a freak, but I would love to know what's behind that wall to result in using so many randomly cut pieces of drywall. I kinda like the look!
Old    Wotan (wotan)      Join Date: Jul 2008       04-21-2011, 8:46 AM Reply   
I've always thought there should be a better material to use than MDF. My last sub box was MDF... granted it lasted for 8 years but then it turned to dust!

The only place I've seen starboard it's like $400/sheet, though!!!
Old    Benjamin (bendow)      Join Date: Sep 2005       04-21-2011, 8:51 AM Reply   
Is that your boat Brian?

I've never even considered or thought of using starboard to build a subwoofer box. I wouldn't think it'd be all that strong?
Old    Murphy Smith (murphy_smith)      Join Date: Dec 2005       04-21-2011, 9:03 AM Reply   
Yes MDF will turn into sponge board. MDF with an epoxy resin or rhino liner material that is elevated off the floor - will not.
Old    Brian (factorykitted)      Join Date: Jul 2009       04-21-2011, 10:08 AM Reply   
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Originally Posted by murphy_smith View Post
Yes MDF will turn into sponge board. MDF with an epoxy resin or rhino liner material that is elevated off the floor - will not.
Why not just use starboard?
Old    Hate N Pain (hatepain)      Join Date: Aug 2006       04-21-2011, 10:10 AM Reply   
Because it is HUGE money!
Old    Brian (factorykitted)      Join Date: Jul 2009       04-21-2011, 10:16 AM Reply   
I think its a small price to pay when considering a new wake boat is near $100k or a go fast that's $500k. Its usually cheaper to do it once than twice.
Old    Murphy Smith (murphy_smith)      Join Date: Dec 2005       04-21-2011, 11:19 AM Reply   
Of course it is a small price to pay when you spend 30k plus on your stereo.
Old     (UNvisible)      Join Date: May 2010       04-21-2011, 12:03 PM Reply   
no 30k in stereo, no care
Old    Brian (factorykitted)      Join Date: Jul 2009       04-21-2011, 12:10 PM Reply   
i dont think one or two woofer boxes made out of starboard is going break anyone considering the cost of everything else folks are putting in their boats these days.
Old    Murphy Smith (murphy_smith)      Join Date: Dec 2005       04-21-2011, 12:18 PM Reply   
Brian - take a look closer at those pictures. That subwoofer looks to be made out of wood and the smaller speaker boxes are king starboard.

What is he using to bond the King Starboard?
Old    Earmark Marine (david_e_m)      Join Date: Jul 2008       04-21-2011, 12:34 PM Reply   
While brutally expensive, KingStarboard is some tough stuff. Totally impervious to UV and salt water. Very dense as compared to HDPE so you can polish the edges to a gloss finish if you want. I wouldn't hesitate to use it to build an enclosure if its thick enough. We limit its applications because its an oily polymer and we can't find any adhesives for it. Even polymer dyes rub off. If anyone has found a glue that will bond K.S. then please share the info.

David
Earmark Marine
Old    Brian (factorykitted)      Join Date: Jul 2009       04-21-2011, 12:41 PM Reply   
Murphy - he told me the subs and smaller boxes were star - maybe I misunderstood? I'll ask him again. Not sure what he's using to bond material to it with...iI'll have to ask him. I'll work on getting some more pictures as well. The engine bay has a bunch of really cool lexan work.
Old    Murphy Smith (murphy_smith)      Join Date: Dec 2005       04-21-2011, 1:16 PM Reply   
No worries - it is a sweet setup and I am sure that it will rock.
Old    Bruizza (bruizza)      Join Date: May 2009       04-21-2011, 1:34 PM Reply   
Very sweet boat and install.
Old    Brian (factorykitted)      Join Date: Jul 2009       04-21-2011, 2:04 PM Reply   
Murphy - The woofer boxes are indeed starboard. He assembles the boxes by screwing it together unlike MDF boxes. He uses Plexus adhesive to bond the corners even though its been screwed together.
Old    Murphy Smith (murphy_smith)      Join Date: Dec 2005       04-21-2011, 2:12 PM Reply   
So the W-7 box is Starboard...man that is cool!!!
Old    Brian (factorykitted)      Join Date: Jul 2009       04-21-2011, 2:17 PM Reply   
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So the W-7 box is Starboard...man that is cool!!!
yessir
Old    Brian (factorykitted)      Join Date: Jul 2009       04-21-2011, 11:17 PM Reply   
Here a few new shots....more to come















Boat has two giant alternators - no need for crazy amp hours in this boat.


Old    "G" (grant_west)      Join Date: Jun 2005       04-22-2011, 1:11 PM Reply   
This looks Awesome great job. I like the great and carbon vinyl.
Old    Mik (norcalrider)      Join Date: Jun 2002       04-22-2011, 3:31 PM Reply   
What inverter did you use for the TV?
Old    Benjamin (bendow)      Join Date: Sep 2005       04-23-2011, 6:54 AM Reply   
The starboard is a cool idea...I wonder if it would sound different than MDF. I'm sure it's a hell of a lot lighter. Baltic Birch is also lighter than MDF and much stronger. I'm still confused why everyone wants to put W7's on their boat when power consumption can be an issue...they're inefficient current sucking subs, but they do say JL on them
Old    Brian (factorykitted)      Join Date: Jul 2009       04-23-2011, 7:49 AM Reply   
Few other pics



























































Old    CORY MITCHELL (stang_killa_ss)      Join Date: Jan 2010       04-23-2011, 7:57 AM Reply   
incredible work.
is the dash factory? or custom molded fiberglass?
Old     (UNvisible)      Join Date: May 2010       04-23-2011, 8:11 AM Reply   
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incredible work.
is the dash factory? or custom molded fiberglass?
You think this boat will be good for scaring some ducks?
Old    Alan Slabaugh (alans)      Join Date: Aug 2005       04-23-2011, 10:43 AM Reply   
Engine Pics PLEASE!!
Old    Brian (factorykitted)      Join Date: Jul 2009       04-24-2011, 10:57 AM Reply   
She is 100% complete.















































Old    Nu Bu (05mobiuslsv)      Join Date: Apr 2006       04-24-2011, 12:35 PM Reply   
That thing is extreme, love it!
Old    Chucktronics...Ryan (chucktronics)      Join Date: Nov 2007       04-24-2011, 4:05 PM Reply   
Brian -Looks Great!

I think I need glasses, where is the W7 located ? was that the pic of just the lighted circle ?
Old    Brian (factorykitted)      Join Date: Jul 2009       04-25-2011, 10:40 AM Reply   
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Brian -Looks Great!

I think I need glasses, where is the W7 located ? was that the pic of just the lighted circle ?
Near the optimas under the bench seat firing to the side and channeled into the cockpit via the open gunwale cavitites.
Old     (UNvisible)      Join Date: May 2010       04-25-2011, 2:04 PM Reply   
Old    Murphy Smith (murphy_smith)      Join Date: Dec 2005       04-26-2011, 6:14 PM Reply   
Silver Oak - nice stuff.

Got a couple bottles of 2003 Alexander Valley in the celler - can't wait to open them up someday
Old     (UNvisible)      Join Date: May 2010       04-26-2011, 8:39 PM Reply   
silver oak every day aboard the texas stereo boat

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