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Old     (soundbox)      Join Date: Oct 2007       11-02-2009, 10:19 PM Reply   
A few of you have been asking me to post up some pictures of this boat. Thankfully I've been very busy and have not been able to get many things up on WW.

Started out as a bone stock boat with the radio delete option (no radio or speaker holes cut).


Prepped the boat to keep it clean


Batts and subs for the boat.


Cut new speaker locations. This is not where the stock location is but it was agreed that less people would kick the speakers when walking on to the rear deck (a complaint I have had from other Sanger owners). Interior speakers are Wetsounds XS-650s


2 batteries per rear locker with automatic isolator / combiner and on board charger


Amps against hull under spotter seat. JL HD600/4 for tower, JL HD750/1 for subs, JL TMA320.4 for interior. A stinger 5 farad cap was added too.


Couldn't help but add a few LEDs.


PAC ipod interface to HSE revolution to WS-420 in factory radio plate.


Had our graphic guy make some custom CF numbers that matched the Sanger decals. Turned out very nice.


Very hard tower to do a bimini top. Lots of hardware and pole bending. Built before tower speakers came in (measured twice and built once).


Tight fit with bimini and Wetsounds 485s but the measure twice rule worked out perfect.


Tinted windshield 35% without any seams


The best part about this boat was being able to get almost every department of the shop involved.. Audio, Upholstery, Tint and graphic guy. The boat sounded and looked so good in front of the shop everyone passing by thought it was the new company boat.

Finished product:


Please ask if I forgot to mention any details you would like to know.

I have a few more projects to post up and will as soon as I get another break.
Old     (westsidarider)      Join Date: Feb 2003       11-02-2009, 10:26 PM Reply   
how long ago was that install done. I think i remember seeing a boat similar to this one, if not the same one at ski beach in disco one day over the summer. If that is the same boat....HOT DAMN is that stereo effin loud. prolly one of the cleanest, loudest stereos i have ever heard
Old     (taft)      Join Date: Jul 2006       11-03-2009, 12:56 AM Reply   
Why did you decide to change the bimini? I've got the 237 with the bimini, and I'm looking at throwing some wetsounds above it. Was it to improve on headroom? I know I've hit my head way more on the bimini in this boat in a month than I have in three years in my family's old boat.

Also, what is the ipod interface like? Only controllable from the ipod?
Old     (hillbilly)      Join Date: Aug 2002       11-03-2009, 1:00 AM Reply   
That looks good Ben. I really like where you mounted the VC. I need to find a new spot for mine, It gets bumped often.

I'm not crazy about the Sanger graphics, But I really like how that boat looks.

Good Job ACME....
Old     (kmcginty)      Join Date: Sep 2005       11-03-2009, 5:24 AM Reply   
You left out the sub install and locations? Are those idq v3's? and how would you personally compare those to w6's (thread jack, I am thinking one 10, in a crew cab silverado)
Old     (hatepain)      Join Date: Aug 2006       11-03-2009, 7:04 AM Reply   
Sick wit it! Looks great as usual Ben and thanks for getting that up. I would have gone with black tower speakers but those look fine too. Did you get both subs in the foot well?
Old                11-03-2009, 7:19 AM Reply   

Are those 6v batteries??
Old     (wetsounds1)      Join Date: Jan 2006       11-03-2009, 7:42 AM Reply   
Ben, super clean as always!! Maybe you can talk him into doing a custom light grey on the 485's. That would be killer.

Wet Sounds
Old     (mendo247)      Join Date: Mar 2005       11-03-2009, 7:52 AM Reply   
VERY NICE!!! New boat looks killer man.. Great to see the originator of big boat systems back in the game lol Cant wait to hear it.
Old     (mstoked2)      Join Date: Dec 2008       11-03-2009, 10:45 AM Reply   
Very clean install! Yea a few pics of the subs locations would be great!
Old     (ralph)      Join Date: Apr 2002       11-03-2009, 10:53 AM Reply   
I am trying my best not to buy a new Sanger at the moment. You are not helping!
Old     (05mobiuslsv)      Join Date: Apr 2006       11-03-2009, 11:39 AM Reply   
Damn Ben you pimped that ride.
Old     (hatepain)      Join Date: Aug 2006       11-03-2009, 1:59 PM Reply   
Tell the owner to change the key floaty out from Tige to Sanger ASAP!
Old     (soundbox)      Join Date: Oct 2007       11-03-2009, 3:51 PM Reply   
Jason - The boat was done almost 3 months ago and was at ski beach the weekend after it was picked up.

Andrew - The boat did not have a bimini so we made one for it. The bimini is 1" from the 485s and I can stand up under it and I'm 6'. All control was done from the Ipod (no radio).

Jeff - Thanks for the compliments. We can move your RVC but it would take a new hole in your dash.

Kevin - 1 15" was under the drivers dash aiming towards the driver. Another 15" was behind the spotters seat firing down. Compared to the w6s I would personally take the w6s. The IDs sounded great, seemed to be very efficient and the box size was small for a 15 but would prefer a 13W6. For your crew cab look at the 13TW5 from JL audio.

Hate - The tower speakers will be black next season. Nice catch on the floaty!

Murphy - They are indeed 6volt batteries. Your amp rack ended up looking great. Did you ever get that box built for the Boston SPG?

Tim - Thanks for the compliments. The original plan was to paint them blue, black and pearl to match the boat but now we are going to put all black.

Richard - I always love your profile picture. We have another V215 in the shop now that is white with blue flames and a blue tower. Keep an eye out for it.

Darren - Just do it!!

NuBu - It was a fun project being able to change the boat so much in 4 days.
Old     (javony)      Join Date: Oct 2006       11-03-2009, 4:06 PM Reply   
I am also running 4 6v batteries and wanted to know which automatic isolator/combiner and on board charger you went with and how you went about hooking it up. Currently I hook the boat up to a battery charger when done for the day but thought an on board one would be alot easier. Thanks
Old     (chucktronics)      Join Date: Nov 2007       11-03-2009, 5:08 PM Reply   
Excellent install. As you stated, it's nice to see such good work on a variety of install components as well as keep them in house. usually a shop only prevails at 2 out of 3 or less.

Great work !

Ryan -Chucktronics
Old     (zacky)      Join Date: Apr 2003       11-03-2009, 6:22 PM Reply   
Man, that's nice Ben. Thanks for sharing. I'll be getting a hold of you soon. I am looking into a couple of small projects for the car and boat...

Keep up the great work!
Old     (blastmaster)      Join Date: Aug 2001       11-03-2009, 6:55 PM Reply   
I am long time Acme Customer and can attest to this being the highest end shop in Sacramento IMO. Rene,Ben and the staff really do incredile work.Their upholstery work is unbelievable.

Old     (soundbox)      Join Date: Oct 2007       11-06-2009, 10:02 AM Reply   
Sorry for the late reply. Had another Sanger, a couple Harleys, a motorhome and a bunch of cars keeping us busy.

Javony - A complete two battery bank management solution:
Onboard charger:
(One 5 amp output to starting battery and two 5 amp outputs in parallel for the 6 volts)

Ryan - Thanks. We are lucky to have the variety of talent in housr that we do. Congrats on your new line you picked up. You will be very happy with it.

Zakman - How are you doing! How's the system on the VLX? I'm here 6 days a week now so stop on by when you can.

Rick - I didn't even know you are on here. Thanks for the compliments. How's the Superduty and the Sanger doing?

I'll be posting up some more soon.
Old     (hatepain)      Join Date: Aug 2006       11-06-2009, 10:58 AM Reply   
Still putting Bullets on Harleys?
Old     (grant_west)      Join Date: Jun 2005       11-06-2009, 2:55 PM Reply   
Hey FYI: When you put the Registration sticker back on make sure you place it in the correct location and it has to be 3 inches from the CF numbers. Look at the Back of the registration sticker for instruction if you are confused. I was told by a Lake cop that most people place the registration sticker to close to the CF numbers (it has to be 3 inches away) and it's a chicken to pull you over and give you the once over.
Old     (norcalmalibu)      Join Date: Jun 2004       11-07-2009, 9:55 AM Reply   
looks good..any pic of the sub installation?
Old     (tinytdubb)      Join Date: Jul 2007       11-07-2009, 10:19 AM Reply   
Sooo bad arse. Best looking Sanger I've eve seen. Chilidog, take note
Old     (hatepain)      Join Date: Aug 2006       11-07-2009, 1:55 PM Reply   
That is beautiful but Andrew Taft's gets my vote for hottest around.


(Hope you don't mind AT figured it couldn't matter since it is in your profile.)
Old     (taft)      Join Date: Jul 2006       11-07-2009, 3:32 PM Reply   
Aha, no worries Hate, my family didn't get that boat to hide it. Thanks for the good words on the boat again.

Just need to follow suit and get those wetsounds and tint on this one. I think it would look sick with some daark tint to flow with the black hull.
Old     (dennish)      Join Date: May 2005       11-07-2009, 3:57 PM Reply   
I only wish it was hooked to my truck like when that picture was taken.
Old     (taft)      Join Date: Jul 2006       11-09-2009, 2:08 AM Reply   
You should've just kept on driving Dennis! Although I'm sure you don't have much to regret considering you've got a year long season with a dialed in 215.

I only wish I didn't need to drive the boat north!

(Message edited by taft on November 09, 2009)
Old     (ws6jay)      Join Date: Nov 2009       11-26-2009, 4:46 PM Reply   
Do you have a head unit installed or do you only use the ipod? I kind of want to set my boat up the same way as far as the IPOD -> HSE -> WS-420. Can you tell me what iPod interface you used to get your RCA out's if you don't have a headunit?? Kinda new to this, I appreciate any info you can give me.
Old     (wakeborder5)      Join Date: Jun 2002       11-26-2009, 5:38 PM Reply   

Here is what most people on here use, it gets you a good line-out for your ipod as well as charging capability.
Old     (saceone)      Join Date: Jan 2009       11-26-2009, 7:17 PM Reply   
very nice boat!!! thanks for sharing
Old     (rgoranson)      Join Date: Jul 2004       12-22-2009, 8:32 PM Reply   
Where did you mount the subs? Any pics? I'm not sure where to mount mine in my V215. Thanks.
Old     (hatepain)      Join Date: Aug 2006       12-23-2009, 6:07 AM Reply   
The best place to do one of them is in the drivers foot well. I have mine there firing towards the bow and it crushes. If you do a second most put them in the passenger compartment but the bass has a harder time escaping that compartment.
Old     (bcrider)      Join Date: Apr 2006       12-23-2009, 9:08 AM Reply   
Nice setup and both boats look sweet.

Ben, I'd rather have the 61 or 64 in the background!
Old     (soundbox)      Join Date: Oct 2007       12-24-2009, 6:51 PM Reply   
Rob - I agree with Hate's suggestions for the sub placement. Try firing the sub in different directions under the drivers dash to see what you like the sound of best.

Dave - Nice eye on the Impalas. Looks like there was a 61, 63 and a 64 in the same picture. Also looks like we had a Pontiac sedan delivery and a Crown Vic PD car in too that week.

-Sorry to Hijack my own post but here are some pics for the Impala lovers.

62. Stereo, Upholstery, Top

Old picture of another 62 but still cool. Monitors motorize out of the seat backs.

Very nice LS1 powered 64 SS
^^sitting really high in this picture (air bagged)
^^White carpet!
Old     (soundbox)      Join Date: Oct 2007       02-23-2010, 2:00 PM Reply   
This boat is in the shop for a pretty big upgrade. Look for a new thread soon.
Old     (beryessaboarder)      Join Date: Apr 2005       02-23-2010, 2:13 PM Reply   
Very nice!!!! That 62 is Bad Ass!!


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