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Old    Matt Anderson (xaggie)      Join Date: Nov 2002       04-30-2010, 10:42 AM Reply   
Since I crave the approval of my fellow WakeWorlders here are some pictures of my new setup. The first pic is to show what didn't really come out all that great in the other pictures. Spectrum Brilliant Poly White. Cheers, Matt

Old    Matt Anderson (xaggie)      Join Date: Nov 2002       04-30-2010, 10:46 AM Reply   

Old    Matt Anderson (xaggie)      Join Date: Nov 2002       04-30-2010, 10:53 AM Reply   
Only thing I'm not sure on is going back to Optimas. Reasoned that the 4 bank charger staying connected, and no maintnance is worth loosing some capacity. That said I'm never really away from a 120V outlet for more than a day at a time.

LOL Skeeter Branded charger. Came directly from CSI like that.
Old    Matt Laird (Matt)      Join Date: Mar 2010       04-30-2010, 10:55 AM Reply   
Looks great... I really like the wetsounds logo underr the vinyl...
Old    Tim White (wetsounds1)      Join Date: Jan 2006       04-30-2010, 11:06 AM Reply   

WOW, Looks awesome. Whoop!

E mail me the pics in high res and I will put them on the site

Wet Sounds
Old    Nick Jackson (kkong72)      Join Date: Apr 2007       04-30-2010, 11:16 AM Reply   
I love your attention to detail man, killer setup
Old    Hate N Pain (hatepain)      Join Date: Aug 2006       04-30-2010, 12:01 PM Reply   
Thats full blown legit! I love super clean systems and that sure as hell qualifies. Thats a really nice amp rack. Who did everything?
Old    Matt Anderson (xaggie)      Join Date: Nov 2002       04-30-2010, 1:03 PM Reply   
Thank's guys. The credit goes to Roland @ Audio Technologies in Houston. We wanted something literally bulletproof and he along with Omar and Tim @ Wetsounds came through. Forgot to add pictures, but some might be happy to know that you can fit 2 485's on a '07 and up tower w/ braces. Tim, I'll get you some good pictures when I finish cleaning the interior.
Old    Jason B (boomboom)      Join Date: Apr 2008       04-30-2010, 1:33 PM Reply   
What's the point of putting a 4 bank charger on a bank of batteries that are all connected? Doesn't that just make them one big bank and therebby eliminate the need to run 3 of te 4 lines from the charger?

Not being a smartazz--really wondering!? I haven't hooked mine up yet, but figured it pointless unless there were disconnects between all the batteries.
Old    Matt Anderson (xaggie)      Join Date: Nov 2002       04-30-2010, 2:02 PM Reply   
According to Dual Pro:

"They can be used on batteries of differing state of charge, age, capacity, or type. This is handy in marine applications with a starting battery and a trolling setup, where the trolling batteries, tend to be significantly discharged, and the starting battery only needs topping off and maintenance. It can also be used for series strings of 12 volt batteries for 24 to 48 volts. Each battery gets its own positive and negative connection, and the microprocessor for each bank does not care if they are series or parallel connected. This is useful in 24 volt to 36 volt systems where one of the 12 volt batteries in the string is tapped for 12 volt loads like communications, GPS, radar, etc., and the batteries end up imbalanced. A 24 volt to 48 volt output charger used in an imbalance situation would not properly charge the pack and fix the imbalance."

They assured me the banks would charge and balance individually even while connected. The technical explanation they gave me seemed plausible, although my knowledge of the concepts they were using is basic at best.
Old    Earmark Marine (david_e_m)      Join Date: Jul 2008       04-30-2010, 3:58 PM Reply   
Very Nice.

It does no serious harm to have the charger and batteries wired this way. Its really no different than having isolated batteries on isolated banks since the batteries are normally used as a single bank anyway. This is just like having a large single bank charger on four paralleled batteries. However, there is no way a multi-bank charger can read different profiles and run different programs into paralleled batteries.

Seriesed batteries are a different story because the four batteries would charge in isolation since the seriesed circuit is not closed until the trolling motor, switch, etc, is 'on.'

If I had cascading banks to bring on line with the alternator selectively then I would definitely need isolated banks for AC charging.

Earmark Marine
Old    Matt Anderson (xaggie)      Join Date: Nov 2002       04-30-2010, 7:30 PM Reply   
That makes far more sense.
Old    Brian (TXSurf) (bac)      Join Date: Feb 2008       04-30-2010, 7:37 PM Reply   
Nice! Looks great, like the X-Star logo you did

Is one of the girls in your profile pic named Erin?
Old     (tro)      Join Date: May 2009       04-30-2010, 7:45 PM Reply   
new setup Matt. sick boat. i'm an '01 Ag down in Houston too. where do yall usually ride? conroe?
Old    Joe J (jjaszkow)      Join Date: Apr 2010       04-30-2010, 9:40 PM Reply   
very nice setup!

Do you know who makes that power distribution block?
Old    Matt Anderson (xaggie)      Join Date: Nov 2002       05-04-2010, 12:17 PM Reply   
Thank's Brian, and yes Erin dated one of my next door neighbors in College Station, fun chick.

Tro, we are usually on Conroe, but travel for the events around Houston and so on. If your out my way shoot me a message.

Joe, the main one is an old StreetWires unit that I can't seem to find any more. The single one is JL.
Old    J B (bjeremi)      Join Date: Mar 2006       05-04-2010, 12:34 PM Reply   
Like that distribution block. I could only find the kind that takes the maxi fuses. Since it only distributes to four amps is that the 5th amps power wire sneaking in the under the main wires?
Old    Hate N Pain (hatepain)      Join Date: Aug 2006       05-04-2010, 3:18 PM Reply   
I noticed your power and ground are off the same battery. The should be on opposite ends of the battery string.
Old    Bruizza (bruizza)      Join Date: May 2009       05-04-2010, 8:52 PM Reply   
Very slick looking boat and amazing stereo set up!
Old    Mike Parker (roughrivermike)      Join Date: Apr 2006       05-05-2010, 5:29 AM Reply   
Matt, looks awesome. Did they cover the red metalflake? I didn't think that would be too easy to do.
Old    Hate2party (slipknot)      Join Date: Aug 2001       05-05-2010, 9:52 AM Reply   
Holy Crap! Very nice, I can hear it from here. It has to be the loudest around right?
Old    Matt Anderson (xaggie)      Join Date: Nov 2002       05-05-2010, 9:55 AM Reply   
J, off the power to the JL fused block right next to the large one.

Hate, Interesting. Again seems logical, wonder if David is around to comment.

Mike, they had everything out of the boat and took it down to Fiberglass. Sprayed the 40th Ruby Red flake for me, but for some reason could not get it looking right. I had been thinking of a 45 in this color so thought what the heck.
Old    Bret Rogers (bmr82)      Join Date: Jul 2008       05-05-2010, 10:16 AM Reply   
Looks great man.
Old    Earmark Marine (david_e_m)      Join Date: Jul 2008       05-06-2010, 12:01 PM Reply   

Regarding Hare's assertion about the ground cable... I can't make a definitive statement about that just in case we've done the same thing.

Earmark Marine
Old    Matt Anderson (xaggie)      Join Date: Nov 2002       05-06-2010, 12:26 PM Reply   
Hahah, Gotcha


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