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Old     (Elliottsx80)      Join Date: Feb 2012       02-25-2016, 1:24 PM Reply   
a few rev10s firing through the deck of the x80. should have the grills built in the next few weeks and she will be ready to rock!
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Old     (stanfield)      Join Date: Mar 2004       02-25-2016, 1:53 PM Reply   
Good lord. 6 on the tower wasn't enough? You needed 2 more so badly you cut giant, non symmetrical, crooked holes in the transom of your boat?

That is definitely a commitment for sure.
Old     (Elliottsx80)      Join Date: Feb 2012       02-25-2016, 2:05 PM Reply   
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Good lord. 6 on the tower wasn't enough? You needed 2 more so badly you cut giant, non symmetrical, crooked holes in the transom of your boat?

That is definitely a commitment for sure.
lol the holes are just a rough cut, still have some cleaning to do. i wanted the grilles to match the sub grilles thats in the boat. pretty sure it will turn out bada$$

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Old     (Elliottsx80)      Join Date: Feb 2012       02-25-2016, 2:07 PM Reply   
my installs are usually pretty clean
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Old     (MylesK)      Join Date: Apr 2011       02-25-2016, 2:23 PM Reply   
Once again more awesomeness
Old     (Elliottsx80)      Join Date: Feb 2012       02-25-2016, 2:45 PM Reply   
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Once again more awesomeness
thank you sir!
Old     (jamespjackson95)      Join Date: Jul 2012       02-25-2016, 2:48 PM Reply   
Please post more pics of the x80!
Old     (adam4x4)      Join Date: Jan 2009       02-25-2016, 3:04 PM Reply   
Is it me or is this going to be a huge problem when you board. Go to shut down and the wave is going to fill the boat with water. there is no way I would ever cut huge holes in the back of any boat that low! I hope that I'm wrong and it works out, not for me, and I love a good loud Stereo.
Old     (Elliottsx80)      Join Date: Feb 2012       02-25-2016, 3:41 PM Reply   
The bottom of the cut out is a good foot above the water line. With 1k lbs of ballast and 3 dudes on the platform with 100 gallons of fuel in the boat, not mention the 1000 lbs of batteries in the center ski locker I've yet to have water over the swim platform. Should be pretty safe

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Old     (Elliottsx80)      Join Date: Feb 2012       02-25-2016, 4:00 PM Reply   
Old     (Elliottsx80)      Join Date: Feb 2012       02-25-2016, 4:06 PM Reply   
Old     (Elliottsx80)      Join Date: Feb 2012       02-25-2016, 4:08 PM Reply   
Old     (Elliottsx80)      Join Date: Feb 2012       02-25-2016, 4:09 PM Reply   
That's ( 6 ) wetsounds xxx with 1200 watts going to each one
Old     (Elliottsx80)      Join Date: Feb 2012       02-25-2016, 4:11 PM Reply   
Old     (grant_west)      Join Date: Jun 2005       02-25-2016, 4:57 PM Reply   
Dammmmmmm< That thing is Throwing some Bassss! The side of your boat seems like its working like a guitar and amplifying your sound. Good job my friend your doing it right!
Old     (bryce2320)      Join Date: May 2012       02-25-2016, 6:03 PM Reply   
No yeti's? Not impressed! Haha jk! That thing is sick. I'm going to make a trip to hear it!
Old     (Elliottsx80)      Join Date: Feb 2012       02-25-2016, 6:21 PM Reply   
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No yeti's? Not impressed! Haha jk! That thing is sick. I'm going to make a trip to hear it!
If I had your money Bryce id buy two!!!! Lol
Old     (tn_rider)      Join Date: Dec 2009       02-25-2016, 11:11 PM Reply   
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That's ( 6 ) wetsounds xxx with 1200 watts going to each one

Only 6? That's an awful big boat...you've got room for at least 4 more.....
Old     (markj)      Join Date: Apr 2005       02-25-2016, 11:33 PM Reply   
Cripes! After seeing all the pics, I assumed the "spring build" would be all about the rear suspension springs being replaced in that Chevy after towing that beast! Is that a half ton or is that lead in those vodka boxes?
Old     (Elliottsx80)      Join Date: Feb 2012       02-26-2016, 5:33 AM Reply   
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Cripes! After seeing all the pics, I assumed the "spring build" would be all about the rear suspension springs being replaced in that Chevy after towing that beast! Is that a half ton or is that lead in those vodka boxes?

Nope she's a 2016 2500 HD Denali Duramax. Has a 12 inch lift and American force 24x14s on 40 inch Toyos. X80 is a heavy beast and squats the truck for sure. I think it's more the angle of the truck and boat in the pic than anything. One of these days when I can afford 6 wheels and tires I'll get a one ton
Old     (Elliottsx80)      Join Date: Feb 2012       02-26-2016, 5:33 AM Reply   
Old     (Elliottsx80)      Join Date: Feb 2012       02-26-2016, 5:34 AM Reply   
Old     (Elliottsx80)      Join Date: Feb 2012       02-26-2016, 5:43 AM Reply   
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Only 6? That's an awful big boat...you've got room for at least 4 more.....
Trust me if I could, I would !
Old     (jonblarc7)      Join Date: Jul 2006       02-26-2016, 10:14 AM Reply   
GOOD LORD you got some money in your set up (truck and Boat). Both look real clean though.
Old     (beg4wake)      Join Date: Aug 2012       02-29-2016, 8:01 AM Reply   
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The bottom of the cut out is a good foot above the water line. With 1k lbs of ballast and 3 dudes on the platform with 100 gallons of fuel in the boat, not mention the 1000 lbs of batteries in the center ski locker I've yet to have water over the swim platform. Should be pretty safe
You've never had water wash up that high on the back of the boat when you come to a stop after somebody boarding or surfing falls?? I believe that is what Adam was referring to. Not just when you are sitting in the water. In my XStar, when ballast was fully loaded (approx 3750 lbs total), whenever I would come to a stop after a rider would fall, I would have to throttle down then give the throttle a little bump before the wave would reach the back of the boat or else it could come all the way into the boat over the rear sunpad! However, if you don't ever really board or surf that much, I don't see this being an issue.
Old     (jonblarc7)      Join Date: Jul 2006       02-29-2016, 1:37 PM Reply   
G23 will wash over the sunpad too when loaded down and you come off plan to fast.
Old     (adam4x4)      Join Date: Jan 2009       02-29-2016, 2:12 PM Reply   
Ok so the more I look at this, the more I think about this old thread. I really hope that this does not ever happen to your beautiful boat.

http://www.wakeworld.com/forum/showt...ight=Sunk+X-80
Old     (WakeDirt)      Join Date: Jun 2011       02-29-2016, 9:49 PM Reply   
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Ok so the more I look at this, the more I think about this old thread. I really hope that this does not ever happen to your beautiful boat.

http://www.wakeworld.com/forum/showt...ight=Sunk+X-80
I am going to have to agree on this one. I think this is sink city. That could be a ton of water on a quick stop.
Old     (WakeDirt)      Join Date: Jun 2011       02-29-2016, 9:52 PM Reply   
Or wire 2 of these on a float switch in the hull.....https://www.wakemakers.com/ronix-eig...-3700-gph.html
Old     (WakeDirt)      Join Date: Jun 2011       02-29-2016, 9:55 PM Reply   
Or cover those holes with billet metal covers, and pretend you didn't just cut 2 giant holes in your transom/motor cover
Old     (boardjnky4)      Join Date: Dec 2011       03-01-2016, 6:21 AM Reply   
Should have just used regular coaxial speakers and mounted them outside the fiberglass like Epic does. Not only is water going to get into your boat, but the water might damage the speakers too.

Old     (DavidAnalog)      Join Date: Sep 2013       03-01-2016, 6:48 AM Reply   
I'm also a little concerned about water and debris getting down the throat of the horn and into the tweeter compression chamber or down the voice coil gap of the midbass driver. There's nothing marinized about the inside of a tower speaker.
But if you test it on the water and it passes then it's no more than a concern.
Old     (boardjnky4)      Join Date: Dec 2011       03-01-2016, 7:36 AM Reply   
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I'm also a little concerned about water and debris getting down the throat of the horn and into the tweeter compression chamber or down the voice coil gap of the midbass driver. There's nothing marinized about the inside of a tower speaker.
But if you test it on the water and it passes then it's no more than a concern.
That was my thought as well, which is why I thought the coaxial would work better.
Old     (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       03-01-2016, 8:34 AM Reply   
guys when you're not running any ballast, water doesn't go anywhere. He mentioned 1000 lbs of batteries and 1000 lbs of ballast and some fuel. I'm guessing it would take several thousand more pounds to make a decent wave/wake. It a booze cruiser with a sound system. Probably no board racks, need the room for speakers.
Old     (markj)      Join Date: Apr 2005       03-01-2016, 9:20 AM Reply   
I would at least save the pieces that were cut out just in case those speakers end up getting waterboarded.
Old     (beg4wake)      Join Date: Aug 2012       03-01-2016, 11:21 AM Reply   
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guys when you're not running any ballast, water doesn't go anywhere. He mentioned 1000 lbs of batteries and 1000 lbs of ballast and some fuel. I'm guessing it would take several thousand more pounds to make a decent wave/wake. It a booze cruiser with a sound system. Probably no board racks, need the room for speakers.
Why would he run 1000lbs ballast if he doesn't board? Also, add in the extra weight in the rear from the 2nd motor and you have a pretty heavily weighted boat.

I would at least create some custom enclosures that you can attach the speakers to that will seal to both the boats fiberglass and around the cone of the speaker. But like others stated above, I would have went with regular coax speakers on this build and not REV 10's. But then again I wouldn't have cut up my boat in the first place as the stereo isn't imperative to me.
Old     (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       03-01-2016, 12:06 PM Reply   
good question!! No idea!!
Old     (Elliottsx80)      Join Date: Feb 2012       03-01-2016, 5:19 PM Reply   
Lol you guys, these revs will be in a enclosure, the pic i posted was a simple hole we cut. We are fully fiber glassing the pockets in the rear and mounting the revs inside. The enclosure will have about a 7-10 degree down slope, so if water does fill/get in the cavity it will simply drain out the drain holes external of the transom.
Old     (Elliottsx80)      Join Date: Feb 2012       03-01-2016, 5:22 PM Reply   
This boat is just a hobby boat. Stereo hobby. No competition, just personal pleasure.
Old     (Elliottsx80)      Join Date: Feb 2012       03-01-2016, 5:23 PM Reply   
And they will have billet covers/grilles. Looking for a factory style look
Old     (Elliottsx80)      Join Date: Feb 2012       03-01-2016, 5:30 PM Reply   
As fare as sinking x80s been there done that. No fun
Old     (Elliottsx80)      Join Date: Feb 2012       03-01-2016, 5:31 PM Reply   
Old     (DavidAnalog)      Join Date: Sep 2013       03-01-2016, 6:14 PM Reply   
I like the idea of the slight downward angle. I like the idea of the panels or enclosures completely sealing the Rev10s off from the engine compartment. The transom Rev10s will have a more robust sound versus a single pair on the tower. It will be like taking home speakers from the middle of the room and backing them up against the wall.
If a boat ever needed a DSP processor this one is definitely it. For example, the tower speakers will propagate 10kHz 100 times before they reach the same plane as the transom speakers.
Old     (Elliottsx80)      Join Date: Feb 2012       03-01-2016, 6:18 PM Reply   
That's out of my audio hands. If I knew someone that could hook me up id have one.
Old     (Elliottsx80)      Join Date: Feb 2012       03-01-2016, 6:20 PM Reply   
Old     (Elliottsx80)      Join Date: Feb 2012       03-01-2016, 6:22 PM Reply   
That's my old 80, a 750 in the port rear seat, another 750 in the bow port side with the factory 500 port tank full. No a impressive surf wake but does the job. We actually couldn't tell the difference between all the weight and no none
Old     (Elliottsx80)      Join Date: Feb 2012       03-01-2016, 6:26 PM Reply   
New black 80 with zero ballast in the boat, just using the tabs

Old     (Livesound)      Join Date: Sep 2012       03-02-2016, 5:00 PM Reply   
I have to ask how did your old
One sink?
Old     (BrettLee3232)      Join Date: Feb 2015       03-02-2016, 5:15 PM Reply   
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I have to ask how did your old
One sink?

He cut holes in the transom for some Rev10s lol
Old     (Elliottsx80)      Join Date: Feb 2012       03-02-2016, 7:02 PM Reply   
The muffler had a crack in the fiberglass on the bottom side and I didn't know it. Slowly leaked in but was coming in on the port side muffler. Bilge pump was on the starboard side in the aft. Stringers kept the water from transferring. So it slowly filled the port side of the boat until it sunk
Old     (markj)      Join Date: Apr 2005       03-02-2016, 10:41 PM Reply   
^^^Wow! That's some mastercraft engineering genius there. Maybe that's what happened to Lon's boat too..... Sorry that happened to you.
Old     (Livesound)      Join Date: Sep 2012       03-03-2016, 6:25 PM Reply   
Wow!
Old     (Elliottsx80)      Join Date: Feb 2012       04-05-2016, 1:23 PM Reply   
Old     (Elliottsx80)      Join Date: Feb 2012       04-05-2016, 1:24 PM Reply   
Old     (grant_west)      Join Date: Jun 2005       04-05-2016, 1:42 PM Reply   
Looks good what did you use for material for the Grill frame do you have any pics of the grill in the making. I'm interested in how the compound radius was done
Old     (xtrmst)      Join Date: Jul 2006       04-07-2016, 10:30 AM Reply   
Not the exact one but built in the same way. Then just use heat and mold the shape and a lot of sanding! Thanks
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Old     (grant_west)      Join Date: Jun 2005       04-07-2016, 11:19 AM Reply   
^^^It looks like Abs plastic. But it also looks like it's sew'n together? What and I looking at?
Old     (xtrmst)      Join Date: Jul 2006       04-07-2016, 11:47 AM Reply   
It is abs and the inside strip is glued and stapled the. Just fiberglass over
Old     (boardjnky4)      Join Date: Dec 2011       04-07-2016, 11:48 AM Reply   
I'd really like to see what is behind the grill. Looks well finished.
Old     (whiteflashwatersports1)      Join Date: Dec 2012       04-07-2016, 12:05 PM Reply   
Is there a drain in there or is the water going to pool?
Old     (markj)      Join Date: Apr 2005       04-07-2016, 8:45 PM Reply   
^^^That's what I've been wondering.
Old     (grant_west)      Join Date: Jun 2005       04-09-2016, 9:28 AM Reply   
Ok staples! That makes sense. I was confused it looked like from the photos it was needle and thread holding the 2 together. I never thought of using a staple gun but it's a great Idea to add some initial strength or support. I could see using a ABS cement to melt the 2 together. I got a plastic welder as a gift and have been having fun with it. The other day just for practice I plastic welded 2 buckets together. Works amazing
Old     (Connolly_Crew)      Join Date: Mar 2016       04-09-2016, 6:33 PM Reply   

My Wetsounds finally almost complete!!!
Old     (tn_rider)      Join Date: Dec 2009       04-09-2016, 8:21 PM Reply   
Gotta post more video when it's all done Elliot!
Old     (jmuck)      Join Date: Jan 2010       09-05-2016, 11:22 PM Reply   
What's the amp set up for the subs?
Old     (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       09-06-2016, 12:38 PM Reply   
been nice to hear it drop

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