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Old     (roybaker)      Join Date: Jul 2007       07-31-2007, 4:55 PM Reply   
Wakeboard tower was designed by Hydrocide (Boss Towers). Speaker and stereo system was installed by Roy Baker, Mike Amedei and James White. There is 18 (6 x 9's), 14 (6 1/2), 2 (5 1/4 w/2 ea. tweeters) and 4 (12" 7500 series sub woofers. All speakers is MTX Audio. There is 4 ea. TE-1004 Amplifiers (1000 watt amps ea.) and 1 TA-7804 Amp for the Sub Woofers. Pioneer 6900MU w/IPod, Pioneer EQ7600, Pioneer 12 Disc CD Changer and XM Receiver. 1986 Sanger 19' w/200 Mercury XRI.

Old    bocephus            07-31-2007, 5:03 PM Reply   
I guess that's what makes a horse race....
Old     (clearlakescott)      Join Date: Apr 2007       07-31-2007, 5:08 PM Reply   
I have so much to say here but I will go with to each his own
Old     (882001)      Join Date: Nov 2003       07-31-2007, 5:15 PM Reply   
why all the speakers? less hlcds would be louder.
Old     (seattle)      Join Date: Mar 2002       07-31-2007, 5:16 PM Reply   
Naked chick painted on the bow... 08 X-Star prototype???
Old     (drewsnautique94)      Join Date: Nov 2006       07-31-2007, 5:46 PM Reply   
im not even gonna comment
Old     (bremsen)      Join Date: Aug 2005       07-31-2007, 6:17 PM Reply   
those two "go together like chinese food and chocolate pudding"

I'm sure it took a ton of work and money to build and it looks very well crafted....but the whole thing confuses me.

Welcome to WW anyway.
Old     (mcwhore)      Join Date: Jul 2007       07-31-2007, 6:34 PM Reply   
I'll say it. Butt ugly and tacky. I'd be embarrassed to ride in that thing. Sorry if that sounds harsh but I want to save you the embarrassment of mobbin that thing.
Old     (razzman)      Join Date: Dec 2006       07-31-2007, 6:40 PM Reply   
Well as i'm the one that first posted a pic of this sometime back after a buddy sighted this "thing" at Englebright i just gotta ask, why? I mean i'm all for to each his own but i'm just curious as to the reasoning behind it?
Old     (kiraly_74)      Join Date: May 2007       07-31-2007, 6:45 PM Reply   
Where is the 8 track.
Old     (rio_sanger)      Join Date: Apr 2007       07-31-2007, 7:01 PM Reply   
I'm a Sanger lover from way back, but...
Old     (alanp)      Join Date: Apr 2001       07-31-2007, 7:18 PM Reply   
i thought it was redneck until i saw the chick painted on the front. then i knew it was redneck.
Old     (azwakekid)      Join Date: Apr 2005       07-31-2007, 7:19 PM Reply   
is nice
Old     (wakeslife)      Join Date: Jul 2005       07-31-2007, 7:43 PM Reply   
Why the pylon? Isn't that the point of the tower?
Old     (tyboarder03)      Join Date: Nov 2003       07-31-2007, 8:13 PM Reply   
Im assuming stripper pole.
Old     (ponte_06_x2)      Join Date: Jan 2006       07-31-2007, 8:21 PM Reply   
ummmmm uhhhhhhh. im just not feeling to mean right now. ill get back when im in a worse mood. WHAT??????? the hell. why, when, where,how. is this a joke? this is some photo shop.someones messing with us.
Old     (clearlakescott)      Join Date: Apr 2007       07-31-2007, 8:23 PM Reply   
Rick no one is going to have a why answer for this one not even the guy that owns that thing.
Old     (tyboarder03)      Join Date: Nov 2003       07-31-2007, 8:24 PM Reply   
I will say it has to be one of a kind.
Old     (alanp)      Join Date: Apr 2001       07-31-2007, 9:15 PM Reply   
this boat is just confusing. flames on the speaker box. mermaid on the bow. 5 board racks with seating for just 4(woofers in the rear seat see pic 1). three rope attachment balls. steering wheel is on the wrong side. and the slogan is cocktails and dreams. hom many freakin cocktails did you drink to dream up a POS like this!!!
Old     (ralph)      Join Date: Apr 2002       07-31-2007, 9:15 PM Reply   
Its not my taste but if it makes him happy why not! I'm sure a lot of other boaties look at wakeboard boats and shake there heads. Live and let live I say.
Old     (wake1823)      Join Date: Dec 2005       08-01-2007, 6:31 AM Reply   
why no nipples on the mermaid, WTF?
Old     (malibuboarder75)      Join Date: Jan 2004       08-01-2007, 6:44 AM Reply   
That is awesome! The mermaid looks a little dumb, but man that would be awesome to have and bring to wakeboard events.
Old     (iagainsti)      Join Date: Apr 2004       08-01-2007, 7:33 AM Reply   
That looks very top heavy to me... does that thing look like a capsize waiting to happen ?
Old     (kirk)      Join Date: May 2003       08-01-2007, 8:13 AM Reply   
First off, welcome to WW.
Those older Sangers are great boats. I learned to ski behind one.
It looks like you have spent a lot of time and money on your project. Not everyone on here is going to like it, but it looks like you are proud of it so that's the most important thing. For a 63 yr old, it looks like you have your priorities and music.
Don't take any of the flames personally...
Old     (fatsac)      Join Date: Jun 2004       08-01-2007, 10:49 AM Reply   
Take the tower off and that is one sweet set up. I think the first semi-nudy I ever saw was of a naked lady on a boat. Ahhhh... takes me back.

Like Leo said, this would be a great attention getter at any event.
Can anyone estimate the tower weight?
Old     (kenteck)      Join Date: Jan 2005       08-01-2007, 12:18 PM Reply   
all you need now is a couple of these....

Old     (talltigeguy)      Join Date: Sep 2003       08-01-2007, 3:03 PM Reply   
Someone snapped a photo of that boat on Tigeowners in May.
Old     (talltigeguy)      Join Date: Sep 2003       08-01-2007, 3:04 PM Reply 9

There we go. The girl looks like she is really livin' it up!
Old     (westsiderippa)      Join Date: Dec 2006       08-01-2007, 3:58 PM Reply   
dude whats the point of the link if noone can see it? i dont own a tige so im not gonna go in there. cant you just drag it over then post here so we can get on with this thread.
Old     (talltigeguy)      Join Date: Sep 2003       08-01-2007, 4:00 PM Reply   
Sorry about that.

Here she is living it up.
Old     (ttrigo)      Join Date: Dec 2004       08-01-2007, 4:19 PM Reply   
I want to see the van that tows that bad boy!
Old     (ponte_06_x2)      Join Date: Jan 2006       08-01-2007, 5:02 PM Reply   
it looks like the A team van. it has the window on the sides that look like a bubble. glitter pink and blue stripes on the side in the shape of a wave.
Old     (calaman)      Join Date: Apr 2007       08-01-2007, 7:37 PM Reply   
side of the boat should say cocks and dorks
sorry- had to say it.
Old     (roybaker)      Join Date: Jul 2007       08-01-2007, 7:45 PM Reply   
Here is the vehicle I tow the Sanger with. It'll do in a pinch.

Old     (mhayes)      Join Date: Jul 2004       08-01-2007, 7:49 PM Reply   
So Roy, why don't you give us a little history on the boat? You have to tell us what you were thinking when putting this thing together!
Old     (roybaker)      Join Date: Jul 2007       08-01-2007, 8:10 PM Reply   
Ok, so a little history. I'm the original owner of this 1986 Sanger. I had another tower on it last year with 12 speakers on the tower. The audio wasn't what I was wanting. January of this year, I decided to remove the old tower, have a tower custom made with the intentions of putting as many speakers on the tower and also replace the complete stereo system. 7 months and a ton of hours re-doing the boat. Tower is custom made. I along with my co-workers assembled the tower. We completely gel-coated all the BLUE on top of the boat. The Mermaid is done by Ceasar Lopez in Fairfield. The detail of the Mermaid is awesome. Doesn't matter where you stand on the side of the boat, in front or in back, as long as you can see the Mermaid, she is looking into your eyes with her blue eyes. Wanted to do something exotic and unusual. This boat and stereo installation is going to be put on the MTX Web Site and entered into the contest. Never know, might win something. Oh, TONS of MONEY. Even though I'm a Service Manager, this was still very expensive. Thanks for the comments.
Old     (wakeslife)      Join Date: Jul 2005       08-01-2007, 8:13 PM Reply   
As long as you're enjoying it thats money well spent!
Old     (w00taz)      Join Date: Jun 2007       08-01-2007, 8:55 PM Reply   
Rock on man, great craftsmanship!
Old     (jules)      Join Date: Jul 2007       08-01-2007, 9:30 PM Reply   
Hey Roy, how many Cat batteries are you running???
Old     (roybaker)      Join Date: Jul 2007       08-01-2007, 9:45 PM Reply   
Batteries: I forgot to include the batteries. I have 8 gel-batteries in the boat. 4 underneath the deck of the boat and 4 more in the back of the boat plus 1 1000 MCA battery for starting. The gel batteries are Interstate SC31DM which have 1130 CCA. All the gel batteries are deep cycle. I have not had any problems running the stereo all weekend. Of coarse as you know, the outboard doesn't have a very good charging system. However, I'm in the process of installing a alternator system from the Mercury Optimax on this 200 XRI. That should help to keep the batteries charged.
Old     (ponte_06_x2)      Join Date: Jan 2006       08-01-2007, 9:47 PM Reply   
roy. will you be at the neptunes show at lost isle?
Old     (westsiderippa)      Join Date: Dec 2006       08-01-2007, 9:51 PM Reply   
looks like roy has a couple biskets in his boat up top. it must be workin for him. rock on roy man, rock on.
Old     (flip360)      Join Date: Jun 2007       08-01-2007, 10:16 PM Reply   
Roy, what about a close up of the LADY on the bow!!!
Old     (ttrigo)      Join Date: Dec 2004       08-02-2007, 11:05 AM Reply   
you would probably pull more "Biscuit" (?) if you towed with this bad daddy.

Old     (05mobiuslsv)      Join Date: Apr 2006       08-02-2007, 11:39 AM Reply   
Roy I'm sure you get alot of looks in that thing, and not in a good way..
Old     (pcoak)      Join Date: Dec 2004       08-02-2007, 11:45 AM Reply   
Old     (otiswunguy)      Join Date: Apr 2002       08-02-2007, 4:52 PM Reply   
Just curious if your insurance will cover any damage to that boat. I am sure that the tower, speakers and amps put you over the max capacity for that boat. It is way too top heavy to be safe on the water.
Old     (roybaker)      Join Date: Jul 2007       08-02-2007, 7:43 PM Reply   
I have the boat insured heavily. No, the boat is not TOP heavy. All the speaker boxes are FIBERGLASS and the tower if very light weight. Keep in mind that i put 8 gel batteries (4 in front and 4 in rear) to help maintain the stereo system. So ballast is just right. Oh, I have a houseboat also and so I know weight distribution and how important it is.
GIRLS - Just to let everyone know, the 2 girls in the boat is my grand daughters. There 15 and enjoying the boat and music.
Oh, one more thing. People ask me WHY. Just like anything else, you want to expand the max out the envelope. I think we accomplished it. The boat is being entered into the MTX installer's contest. You might look at some of the stereo system's on the MTX Web Site.

Thanks. Roy - Owner of the Sanger.
Old     (ponte_06_x2)      Join Date: Jan 2006       08-02-2007, 7:48 PM Reply   
ill give you props roy. even though its not my cup of tea. i can appreciate the work that is involved.
Old     (roybaker)      Join Date: Jul 2007       08-04-2007, 5:23 AM Reply   
New Sub Woofer Amplifier. Had to increase the amplifier and install a 1500 watt sub amp.

Old     (99sportster)      Join Date: Oct 2005       08-04-2007, 8:54 AM Reply   
Why....because Roy looks like Doc from "Back to the Future" and he thinks his boat stereo should have 1.21 Gigawatts.

Why does it have both a tower and a transfer energy from a lightning strike to the flux capacitor!

Old     (roybaker)      Join Date: Jul 2007       08-04-2007, 3:35 PM Reply   
Ok Guys & Gals: Question is: Why do I have 3 ski points on the boat to pull skier's?
Answer: Big Pole is for Air Chair's. Tower is for Wakeboarding. Ski point in the center is actually the same height that the bare foot ski pole is so this is used to pull skier's, tubes and etc. Thanks for the comments.

Roy - Owner
Old     (hatepain)      Join Date: Aug 2006       04-11-2013, 9:04 PM Reply   
Best boat on Wake world ever hands down!
Old     (Dmac420sj)      Join Date: Mar 2012       04-21-2013, 11:17 AM Reply   
Lmao!!!!!!! This is one of the funniest threads ever actually had me crying from happiness! Back to the future comments are classic!!!


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