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PostPosted: Jun 03, 2012 9:11 pm    Post subject: my boat upgrades (finally) Reply with quote

considering that our family boat was purchased in 1994 and I've been wakeboarding since 1996, I'm finally getting a tower I wanted since the first time I ever saw one I'm very excited. In the process Phoenix Winch became a dealer for Monster Towers, I ordered their basic one given the age of my boat (which is far more suitable for skating than boarding), ordered racks, and killer speakers, I also installed a second (29 group) battery for the new stereo so basically this boat will stun those in the party cove, most of the components arrive this week so I'll do my best to post pictures of the progress:

the isolater was a fairly easy install, I will replace the supplied screws with stainless bolts and nuts in the coming days, the orange wire is the original output from the alternator to the starting battery, the blue wire is the new output from alternator to isolator, the black wire is the positive from new battery


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PostPosted: Jun 06, 2012 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

got my amps and sub installed last night and 90% of the wiring, enough to fire up the sub amp and let it pound for a few min, my phone died while working so no pictures until later, has anyone run a charger/maintainer at the isolater contact point to simulate the alternator in storage? thats what I'm thinking about doing but want to know it's safe
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PostPosted: Jun 07, 2012 6:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hooked up the charger to the isolator point and it did not recognize the batteries.

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has anyone run a charger/maintainer at the isolater contact point to simulate the alternator in storage? thats what I'm thinking about doing but want to know it's safe


here are the amps, obviously I need to button up the wiring which I'll do after installing the new head unit, the Monster Tower showed up yesterday and I'll get to that next week because this weekend is Lakefest at Apache Lake and you know the Winchmaster 5000 can't miss that



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PostPosted: Jun 08, 2012 3:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow It looks awesome, I would like to install them in my boat. can you plz let me know how much it cost you?
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PostPosted: Jun 08, 2012 7:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fosgate amp $60 (Ultimate Electronics going out of biz) Optimus amp $0 (free from friend) wiring inc distribution blocks $120 (Rabadi & Sons) Sub $0 (retailer mess up) Head unit $0 (from an older vehicle of mine)

I wasn't in a position to buy all this new but since I had most of it laying around and finally ordered the tower I decided to get to installing, keep in mind I'm a dealer for both Monster Tower and Bulletlines, check out their gear and let me know if you want to order

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PostPosted: Jun 08, 2012 8:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I want to see the tower, sounds like you are definitely improving that rig of yours.
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PostPosted: Jun 15, 2012 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

the Monster Tower instructions say that if your fiberglass is at least 3/8" thick you can simply use their feet with no reinforcement, I think I'm right at 3/8" but decided to add a peice of 3/8" plywood coated in urethane to play it safe



exhausted we assembled the tower but didn't align it just yet

in the morning she looked awesome

racked out!

speaker time


and of course, we had to test it

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PostPosted: Jun 18, 2012 9:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

got the tower wiring in, all that's left is to wire loom it which I ordered white from Amazon, and I need to button up the amp wiring, took it out with my ladies for Fathers Day and had a blast, the system sounds so good!
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PostPosted: Jun 18, 2012 9:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks sharp... The only question i have is how did you get your speaker wires inside your metal tubing? I built my own tower and speakers and just have the wires zip tied to the tubing.
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PostPosted: Jun 18, 2012 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I drilled holes in the top and bottom of the tubing and fished the wire, I tried using twine and a vacuum as recommended in this link, although the twine was getting sucked into the tubing, it did not meet the vacuum, I endend up using a stiff cable to fish as you would in home theaters, I'll post pictures later

http://forums.wakeboarder.com/viewtopic.php?t=91557

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PostPosted: Jun 18, 2012 4:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tower speaker wiring fished thru tubing

Bulletlines disconnect http://www.bulletlines.com/universal-wakeboard-tower-speaker-wiring-kit-p/1.htm


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PostPosted: Jun 19, 2012 4:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking good man
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PostPosted: Jun 19, 2012 6:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You should put grommets on the wire between the wire and the tower, to protect the wire from rubbing through. I have seen it happen many times

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PostPosted: Jun 19, 2012 9:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thank you, I plan to feed the wire loom into the holes to protect the wire

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You should put grommets on the wire between the wire and the tower, to protect the wire from rubbing through. I have seen it happen many times

Good job

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