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Old    claysoundillusions (sound_illusions)      Join Date: May 2005       02-22-2006, 9:31 PM Reply   
Alright here we go again, another Super Air Nautique has visited the shop and its ready for the bling. We got a late start on it but its rollin along now! Dont worry Ceasar it will be done for the spring ride! Heres the line up:

(2) 12W7s
(2) Orion 2400XTRs
(1) Orion 4004
(1) Orion 8002
(2) LCD Mirrors
(1) Power Flag
(8) Blue Tops
Lots of LEDs, cupholder LEDs, and some existing Boss tower accesories(cans, and racks).
We took the tower and cans in to get repowder coated and they look sweet. Ill post some pictures of the tower when I get it installed.

Here are some other pictures. The 2 sub boxes and battery boxes are made, and we didnt have enough room so we had to remove the bottom of the glove box. Dont worry, we'll fix it, it will just be alittle shorter than normal. This is a 2001 and it is completely different from Teddys SAN. The floor is actually 3 1/2 inches higher, so it makes it alittle harder to stuff W7s in tight compartments.

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Old    Mikeski (mikeski)      Join Date: Aug 2003       02-22-2006, 10:04 PM Reply   
Go Clay go!
Old    Small Light (stephan)      Join Date: Nov 2002       02-22-2006, 11:56 PM Reply   
Yeah!!! I'm stoked you are makin C's ride top notch. I liked it pretty much as is, with the wake and all but now with full on Sound Illusions attention it should be off the hook. Knowing how C likes to roll, I can't wait to see how you guys hook him up!

Grant & friends, make it up right. C is a good guy & deserves your utmost creativity! C, you punk, you are so stoked. As am I! So jealous its not fair....
Old    Joe (superairdawg)      Join Date: May 2003       02-23-2006, 3:56 AM Reply   
What are you planning on putting under the glove box lid now? Oh, and did C have a heater behind the kick panel and where are you going to put it now?

LOOKS GREAT!
Old    CAR (super_air)      Join Date: Jun 2005       02-23-2006, 8:12 AM Reply   
Yo Clay- Those battery boxes look sick all stacked like that,gonna save me a ton of storage space back there. I should have the cans and racks back this weekend and I will bring them up to you. Keep up the good work brother.

Joe H.- I didn't have the heater option so the only thing on the kick panel was my power/bilge switch and fuse panel.
Old    claysoundillusions (sound_illusions)      Join Date: May 2005       02-23-2006, 8:35 AM Reply   
Sounds good my homie! I just picked up the tower, its BLINGIN!

Joe- the glove box will be refinished on the inside. I will make a bottom for it and then fiberglass it back in, it will be all good, were gonna put a bandaid on the Suppa Air!
Old    "G" (grant_west)      Join Date: Jun 2005       02-23-2006, 9:07 AM Reply   
Yea that glove box/cooler mod gave C like 2 cubic feet of storage. Ill explain. The opening of the passenger seet is like 13 inches tall. As soon as you start trying to stuff a sub box in that aera the glove box gets in the way The glove box hangs down and only gives you 9 inches of space from the floor to the bottom of the glove box. When we cut out like 3-4 inches of the bottom of the glove box we were now able to scoot the sub box all the way to the front of the open bow inside that storge aera. Orignally the sub was gonna be like my'n where there is no storage and the sub is right at the front of the seet opening. This way is so much better. You can see their is enough room to stuff another sub in that space now or use it for storage.
Old    mendo247            02-23-2006, 9:21 AM Reply   
nice work!

do you guys work on anything other than nautiques??
Old    claysoundillusions (sound_illusions)      Join Date: May 2005       02-23-2006, 9:55 AM Reply   
I think so, were about to do someones Sanger V215!
Old    Joe (superairdawg)      Join Date: May 2003       02-23-2006, 10:24 AM Reply   
They did a 205 a while back. Check out their web site.
Old    Joe (superairdawg)      Join Date: May 2003       02-23-2006, 10:33 AM Reply   
The glovebox mod looks good! I know that thing hangs pretty low, so I'll be stoked to see how it turns out.

At least you didn't have to deal with the fiberglass hump behind the kick panel this time!
Old    MHayes (mhayes)      Join Date: Jul 2004       02-23-2006, 2:03 PM Reply   
Clay, how many cubic feet did you get out of the sub box underneath the dash?
Old    Shawn Wilson (wakestar8878)      Join Date: Oct 2003       02-23-2006, 2:53 PM Reply   
Sweet I can't wait to hear it.

Ceasar - I'll be at the new place Saturday afternoon. Stop by and say hi if you'll be in the area.
Old    claysoundillusions (sound_illusions)      Join Date: May 2005       02-23-2006, 3:02 PM Reply   
Joe- Yea no kidding, they started the hump in 2002 and all its for is the footrest.

Michael- I was able to meet the specs on both of the boxes. They are both at 1.375 cubic feet.
Old    claysoundillusions (sound_illusions)      Join Date: May 2005       02-27-2006, 8:55 PM Reply   
I finished the glove box today, the white board in the photo is a piece of 3/4" cutting board. I then used epoxy with a white pigment over the top to match the inside of the glove box. It was then covered to keep the dust out while it dried.
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I re-installed the tower and mounted the Power Flag on the rear of the tower, and ran the wires for it and the speaker wires.
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Old    bocephus            02-27-2006, 9:04 PM Reply   
Which flag is everyone using for the power flag?
Old    mendo247            02-28-2006, 7:33 AM Reply   
nice work on the glove box.. looks factory
Old    DRA-Doug (load)      Join Date: Jul 2003       02-28-2006, 9:45 AM Reply   
Nice work, I like the battery boxes.

Is that Richards boat in the background?
Old    claysoundillusions (sound_illusions)      Join Date: May 2005       02-28-2006, 2:37 PM Reply   
Thanks Doug! Yup Richards boat is in here too. I started a post last night about it.
Old    Joe (superairdawg)      Join Date: May 2003       03-01-2006, 4:08 AM Reply   
Clay/Grant -- did you guys have to extend any of the wires under the dash to get them to clear the kick panel sub box? Isn't the gas fill under there, too?
Old    "G" (grant_west)      Join Date: Jun 2005       03-01-2006, 4:21 AM Reply   
we dont extend anything. We pull and sretch the existing wire loom and if it dosent stretch far enough we cut it out and throw it away, We figure if it's in our way you dont need it. And as far as the gas fill we cut that out to and stuff a rag in the in the hose. Just make sure your boat has a full tank before you bring it to us because your not gonna be able to fill it up after we are done.

Old    Ken (coorslight)      Join Date: Mar 2005       03-01-2006, 5:48 AM Reply   
Grant - A quality cable stretcher is one tool no one should be without!
Old    "G" (grant_west)      Join Date: Jun 2005       03-01-2006, 6:15 AM Reply   
Some wire can be re routed (not cut) and some wire needs to be cut re routed and extended. This is a delicate and time consuming process. Each and every wire that gets cut needs to be solderd and shrink tube'd "NO BUT CONNECTORS EVER". you dont want to ever trouble shoot a loose or bad connection up under your dash behind a sub box and in front of a kick pannel. I cant think of a worse place for a wire connection to go bad when you are out on the water. So thats why we take anny connection very serious. Do it once do it right. Nautique wireing suck's. They have "some guy" at the factory that I would like to punch in the nose. LOL J/K Look at what my AIR looked like stockUpload
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Old    Ken (coorslight)      Join Date: Mar 2005       03-01-2006, 6:27 AM Reply   
Grant - is that a W7 with a grill? Been looking for a grill for one of my W7's (12), kinda like to stick with a brushed Aluminum look or I guess all black and not having much luck. BTW, Gotta stand in line to punch the Nautique wiring guy....
Old    "G" (grant_west)      Join Date: Jun 2005       03-01-2006, 7:11 AM Reply   
No Thas a cheepo grill. That was for a W-3 in a small box,
Old    Ken (coorslight)      Join Date: Mar 2005       03-01-2006, 9:13 AM Reply   
Thanks, and the search continues.....
Old    Ken (coorslight)      Join Date: Mar 2005       03-01-2006, 9:13 AM Reply   
Thanks, and the search continues.....
Old    MHayes (mhayes)      Join Date: Jul 2004       03-03-2006, 6:22 PM Reply   
Any more progress/pictures Clay or Grant?
Old    CAR (super_air)      Join Date: Jun 2005       03-06-2006, 8:04 AM Reply   
Okay I got all of the aluminum stuff back from the polishers and dropped it back off to Clay yesterday so he could get it back on the boat. It came out better than we expected and it looks pretty good up against the red we had the speaker cans and tower done in. Clay will install it today or tomorrow and post pics when finished.


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Old    Joe (superairdawg)      Join Date: May 2003       03-06-2006, 9:34 AM Reply   
CAR,} where did you score those AIR logo'd racks? They'll look boss alongside the other ones (BOSS)? Although they look cool, I've never been a fan of Flight Clips and really had to dig for a decent multi-rack solution for my SAN.
Old    CAR (super_air)      Join Date: Jun 2005       03-06-2006, 9:54 AM Reply   
Joe- The racks came from the place where I bought the boat,California Correct Craft. They mount on the flat bar on the FCT and then the Boss racks are mounted on the round tube below it so I can offset mounting positions and clear the bindings from all of the boards.
Old    Jeff (jroyal)      Join Date: Jan 2003       03-13-2006, 9:18 AM Reply   
Any updated pics of this install? Thanks.
Old    "G" (grant_west)      Join Date: Jun 2005       03-13-2006, 9:30 AM Reply   
Ill get some pic's up later today.
Old    Jeff (jroyal)      Join Date: Jan 2003       03-13-2006, 10:45 AM Reply   
Thanks Grant. Since I have an '01 SAN, I'm particularly interested in the progress of this install.
Old    Lance (uga33)      Join Date: Jul 2003       03-13-2006, 11:56 AM Reply   
Man yall's stuff looks awesome.

I have a question for the pros.

I sold my 02 and my 06 should be here soon. My 02 had the sub under the dash and it facing towards the driver. I built a new box for the new boat for the sub to go in the observer's seat storage area. I have the sub firing down on the floor. Will I be loosing anything by doing this. The sub is a 10" and it has 300 watts RMS coming to it. My sub and cockpit speakers are pushed by a Orion 7005.
Old    Tyler McCurdy (tyboarder03)      Join Date: Nov 2003       03-13-2006, 8:13 PM Reply   
I think I missed the question... did you forget too
Old    Lance (uga33)      Join Date: Jul 2003       03-14-2006, 7:51 AM Reply   
I'm not sure what you mean Tyler.

"Will I loose anything by doing this?" meaning bass or any sound.
Old    claysoundillusions (sound_illusions)      Join Date: May 2005       03-17-2006, 3:47 PM Reply   
Here are some pictures of the tower with all the Boss accesories and board rack mounted back up there. This thing looks super clean, the contrast between the red and polished aluminum is great.
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Here are the mirror arms and Carbon LCD mirrors. I will put these on in the morning and take some pictures of them mounted.


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I got some new grills from Boss on a warranty issue, and they look ten times better. Thanks Boss!

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Old    mendo247            03-17-2006, 4:00 PM Reply   
wow.. that towers looks saawweett!!
Old    Jeff (jroyal)      Join Date: Jan 2003       03-21-2006, 9:44 AM Reply   
Tower and tower speakers look great. Any pics of the sub boxes (especially the one under the chopped down cooler?)

Thanks.

(Message edited by jroyal on March 21, 2006)
Old    KG (iagainsti)      Join Date: Apr 2004       03-21-2006, 11:03 AM Reply   
Are those the new Boss w the Spektrum speakers or just replacement covers over the Mb-Qs ? If they're Spektrum how do they sound ?
Old    CAR (super_air)      Join Date: Jun 2005       03-21-2006, 2:44 PM Reply   
KG- They are the new Boss series from last year with the Spektrum speakers in it and they sound pretty good, you can hear them while riding nice and clear and they sound real good while in the boat chillin. I have 800 watts going to the tower by itself. Rock on.
Old    KG (iagainsti)      Join Date: Apr 2004       03-21-2006, 3:15 PM Reply   
Car-Thanks for the info. That is a sweet boat and and sicker install ! Big Pimping !
Old    mendo247            03-23-2006, 7:54 AM Reply   
saw this boat upclose last night.. that has to be the best tower setup ive ever seen!! the red and polished aluminum looks unbelievable..
Old     (attila916)      Join Date: Oct 2005       03-24-2006, 9:03 PM Reply   
CAR, were did you get your parts polished? No, really... it looks awesome!
When do we see the pics of the final product? Tell me you splashed some LEDs into that sweet ride!
Old    CAR (super_air)      Join Date: Jun 2005       03-25-2006, 8:00 AM Reply   
Attila- Everything was already polished to begin with I just had them re-buffed to bring the shine back to life. I had them done here in Salinas from a guy that does aluminum polishing.

Yes it will have a ton of led lighting throughout the boat from front to back.The boat should be done here in the next week just in time for Spring Ride.
Old    CAR (super_air)      Join Date: Jun 2005       04-03-2006, 3:31 PM Reply   
Here are some new pics from today.
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Old    CAR (super_air)      Join Date: Jun 2005       04-03-2006, 3:33 PM Reply   
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Old    CAR (super_air)      Join Date: Jun 2005       04-04-2006, 7:41 AM Reply   
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Old    "G" (grant_west)      Join Date: Jun 2005       04-04-2006, 9:13 AM Reply   
Caesar: your boat is looking Pimpin. I like your Super Sparkle graphic's
Old    Josh B (joshugan)      Join Date: Apr 2005       04-04-2006, 9:44 AM Reply   
I want it!!! Dang! Car, you had the perfect color combo before and now this boat is the end all of SANs imo. Beautiful!
Old    Small Light (stephan)      Join Date: Nov 2002       04-04-2006, 12:25 PM Reply   
So, aahhhh C, uhhh what are you doing Easter Weekend? BOOOOOM BOOOOOMMM, I hear ya comin...
Old    Jon (jon4pres)      Join Date: May 2004       04-10-2006, 8:45 AM Reply   
Any updates
Old     (attila916)      Join Date: Oct 2005       04-12-2006, 10:56 PM Reply   
Drum Roll Please
Old    Squid (twakess)      Join Date: Mar 2002       04-13-2006, 12:28 AM Reply   
Grant, is that the stock Air sticker? I have not seen one like that before. I have a 2001 SAN also but mine is all chrome looking.
Old    "G" (grant_west)      Join Date: Jun 2005       04-14-2006, 3:49 PM Reply   
Squid: Yes the side AIR graphic is a custom made one.
$300 a set
www.astrographicsusa.com
Old    Wes (pesos)      Join Date: Oct 2001       04-14-2006, 4:38 PM Reply   
i like the eq install in place of the fat orange warning sticker. i'm gonna have to do that to mine some day!!!

looks great guys.

-Wes
Old    Squid (twakess)      Join Date: Mar 2002       04-14-2006, 5:50 PM Reply   
Thanks Grant, Is the red one sticker then the silver another sticker over the top for the border or all one sticker.
Old    "G" (grant_west)      Join Date: Jun 2005       04-14-2006, 5:59 PM Reply   
The way C"s Air sticker is The Red is the first or bottom layer and the silver is the second or top layer.

My Air sticker is the same color combonation. But the silver is the first layer (bottom) and the red is the second (top) layer.

Im gonna change myn out to be like C's because when you have it set up like my'n the end's of the air sticker get real thin and are easy to peal back. The way C's sticker is set up its much harder to peal back the end's
Old    "G" (grant_west)      Join Date: Jun 2005       04-14-2006, 6:04 PM Reply   
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I took some pic's of the subs with my cell phone.
We threw the boxes inthe bathroom to see what they looked like in the dark
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Old     (attila916)      Join Date: Oct 2005       04-14-2006, 6:57 PM Reply   
Nice job Clay, I am diggin the red/w7 look!!! Very sharp.
Old    claysoundillusions (sound_illusions)      Join Date: May 2005       04-17-2006, 9:37 AM Reply   
Here are some more pictures of the boxes installed in the boat and the wiring distribution for the batteries.

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Old     (attila916)      Join Date: Oct 2005       04-17-2006, 9:16 PM Reply   
Looks like there will be room for a new ride at the bling factory soon!

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