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Old    Darren Yearsley (ralph)      Join Date: Apr 2002       12-25-2006, 5:58 PM Reply   
Ok, I started this over a year ago but I have now sold my orignal box so I have to finish this one. I have a lot of respect for the guys that do this sort of stuff, one off custom boxes are absolutely a lot of work, i don't think i would undertake this type of thing again.
Here is the orginal thread:

I have sanded all the bondo back and painted it with high build. I have mounted it up on the tower and I absolutely love the shape. Stoked.

I have since sanded back the hi build and it is now ready for paint. I will blow some white on it when I get back from the beach in a few days.
Old    Psyclone (cyclonecj)      Join Date: Jul 2001       12-25-2006, 7:03 PM Reply   
That looks great and should sound great. What're you putting in for speakers? Nice work.
Old    Aaron Ware (99_slaunch)      Join Date: Oct 2005       12-25-2006, 7:29 PM Reply   
Looks sweet.
Old    Nate (norcalmalibu)      Join Date: Jun 2004       12-26-2006, 1:44 AM Reply   
Looks sweet! Did you get your tower powder coated?
Old    all eyez on me (ponte_06_x2)      Join Date: Jan 2006       12-26-2006, 9:33 PM Reply   
man that looks good. it fits the tower perfect.way to do it yourself.
Old    Psyclone (cyclonecj)      Join Date: Jul 2001       12-27-2006, 3:02 PM Reply   
If those are 5.25" speaker holes on the bottom, I have 4x5.25 Polk Momo coaxes w/grilles for cheap. New in box. I'll hook ya up.
Old    ultimate_cat            12-30-2006, 7:10 AM Reply   
That is truly a lot of work ..we made one with 4 back 2 down 3 led lights down.. with the ability to install 2 or 4 lights fwd.. the box came out real well.the sound is great.. we have sold many since .. if anyone needs one please call Nick 813-417-6424 ..keep the cool pics coming.can custom color match. can fit up to 6 8's very light. all fiberglass construction. easly installedUpload

Old    Darren Yearsley (ralph)      Join Date: Apr 2002       12-30-2006, 5:26 PM Reply   
Thanks guys. I will use the trusty pioneers for the speakers, the down firing are 6&1/2's. The tower was powdercoated blue from the factory. I have painted the box but the photos are at work, I will upload them in a few days.
Old    Aaron Ware (99_slaunch)      Join Date: Oct 2005       12-30-2006, 5:29 PM Reply   
What kind of 6x9's are going in?
Old    Darren Yearsley (ralph)      Join Date: Apr 2002       01-06-2007, 6:15 PM Reply   
Hi Aaron, I am using the Pionner TS-A69815, I had the equivelent speakers in my last box and they were great.

Here is some updated photos with some white on. Its not perfect in some places but good enough that most will not notice I think. After the paint hardens off I will wax it and install the hardware.
Old    JTW (sangerlover)      Join Date: Sep 2005       01-06-2007, 6:49 PM Reply   
Darren-You did a great job! I had the Pioneer 5 ways and I was happy with them while hanging out on the boat but my riders could only hear sound and not much music. I upgraded this past summer to the wetsounds threesome and the riders hear the music very nicely. I am sure with your setup you will get a very good result.

(Message edited by sangerlover on January 06, 2007)
Old    Darren Yearsley (ralph)      Join Date: Apr 2002       01-07-2007, 10:34 PM Reply   
Yeah, i know what you mean, we use the speakers mostly for camping and hanging out at the lake so they will be all good.
The box has dried and the wiring is under way.
Old    Darren Yearsley (ralph)      Join Date: Apr 2002       01-08-2007, 1:17 PM Reply   
Ok, half way done. I put some foam rubber strip on the back mounting surface of the speakers so they make a good seal on the less than perfect speaker cavities. I will photo this on the 6&1/2's. The 6&1/2's are on back order. Grrrr. They should be here in a few days. I will mount it up on the tower and fit the 6&1/2's when they arrive.
Old    Darren Yearsley (ralph)      Join Date: Apr 2002       01-08-2007, 3:43 PM Reply   
The mounting went well. I have used prowerks clamps and an alloy sheet front and back to give it a bit more support. It is really stiff and looks great. Sounds pretty good too, will be a lot better once the down speakers seal the box up. I should have the completed pics in a few days once these bloody speakers turn up.
Whats the opinion on stuffing the box with insulation, is it required?
Old    JTW (sangerlover)      Join Date: Sep 2005       01-08-2007, 3:48 PM Reply   
Looks very clean. What are you powering them with?
Old    Darren Yearsley (ralph)      Join Date: Apr 2002       01-08-2007, 4:09 PM Reply   
Oh, well being a baller on a budget I have used a 4 channel Crunch V-4300 for the tower; 4 channel Crunch V-4200 for the in boat speakers and a Crunch V-1800 for the subs. The rear tower speakers fade off the "rear" channel on the deck and the down tower and in boat speakers fade off the "front" channel from the deck.
Old    Luke (lukeduke95)      Join Date: May 2002       01-08-2007, 6:41 PM Reply   
How do you keep the box from "tipping" Are those clamps strong enough to keep the box from "swinging" back and forth under a lot of force? (like hitting another boats wake)

I triangulated three mounts on my box to keep it sturdy. Can't see it not causing stress with only two mounts.
Old    Darren Yearsley (ralph)      Join Date: Apr 2002       01-08-2007, 8:41 PM Reply   
Well I hope not! I mounted my last box the same way and it was fine for 3 years. It was all ply construction so probably a little more resistant to that type of stress. All up the box weighs around 50 pounds incl speakers. The plates front and back of the clamps help spread the "rocking" stress, Fingers crossed it will be ok. If I stop posting then you will know it has cracked and I have killed myself. Ha ha.
Old    Luke (lukeduke95)      Join Date: May 2002       01-08-2007, 9:45 PM Reply   
Good stuff! I hope it holds!
Old    Darren Yearsley (ralph)      Join Date: Apr 2002       01-13-2007, 10:30 PM Reply   
Finally finished! Sounds pretty good, I have not retuned the amps yet. Here is a few final shots showing the completed wiring and the rubber on the back of the speakers.
Old    Sparky Jay (wake_upppp)      Join Date: Nov 2003       01-14-2007, 8:56 AM Reply   
Nice job Darren. I would certainly line the walls with some poly fill mat, but not a necessity.
Old    Nate (norcalmalibu)      Join Date: Jun 2004       01-14-2007, 3:05 PM Reply   
The tower box came out perfect.. Do you have any more pics of the whole stereo install? I have a v210 also and looking for ideas and tips.
Old    Kevin McGuirk (ktmwakeboarder)      Join Date: Jun 2004       01-17-2007, 12:23 AM Reply   
beautiful stuff
Old    JTW (sangerlover)      Join Date: Sep 2005       01-17-2007, 6:36 AM Reply   
That is the perfect shape and size for the proflight tower. Very nice work Darren.

BTW,I thought you were looking at a new boat? I might be thinking of another V210 owner.
Old    Darren Yearsley (ralph)      Join Date: Apr 2002       01-17-2007, 11:16 AM Reply   
Thanks guys, I am stoked with the finished product. Due to the way the box swoops up and mounts to the tower when you view it from the water it looks like it is floating between the bimini and tower, great!
I was looking for a new boat but I have not found anything I would rather have it this stage so I am considering buying an 86-89 2001 and set it up for salt water riding. While owning two boats makes my wife cringe I think it is supa fly.
Nate, there is not much else to see really, I have a 12" at the drivers feet and a 10" in one of the rear lockers. And 4 6&1/2"s in the factory positions.

(Message edited by ralph on January 17, 2007)


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