- May 27, 2018
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I’ve scanned this thread a few times, i see why people say that it’s these types of threads that make RDP so awesome. Love seeing each persons ways around and personal skills. I’ve used other tricks and hints on my rebuild, really dig the layout on the new deck hatch I’ll be stealing that I’m sure.
Rather than hide all your amps why not do an exposed wall over them?
View attachment 723874 View attachment 723875 Cannot find a pic in my roll of the setup with the three instead of just two that i recently did lit up but they all look flush mounted that way.
I've been scanning your thread as well and really dig what you did with your amps, they look awesome! But there are a couple reasons I didn't opt to do the same, the first being that I like sleepers. At first glance, she's just gonna look like a really nice basic Ultra with no frills. The reaction you get from people when that engine first fires up and has that lopey cackle, or when you crank up that seamingly normal stereo for the first time and everybody does a double take in their heads.....That's what does it for me!
The other being. I am so damn tired of working on this boat, it has consumed every weekend of mine for what is now more than half a year. I am really just pushing to get it done before spring so I can enjoy using it vs working on it. I am in the no change order phase at this point. All the changes I want to make are already made by this point and now it's full push to the finish to fix what's there with no more add ons.
To put it in perspective:
I have 20hrs in engine parts cleaning, painting, assembling with new engine block, engine break in
25hrs rebuilding rotten wood and some of the simpler upholstery that I was capable of doing myself
15hrs in stripping carpet, cleaning the deck and recarpetting
10 hrs in installing a new trim tab system from scratch
10 hrs in a complete gimbal ring and backend rubbers overhaul
5 hours in water damage cleanup including new bilge coat
10 hours in rewiring the boat so that the stereo is properly isolated from all other electrical systems of the boat
25 hours in building the stereo and running new wires for amps, signal processor, speakers, subs, head unit, and 2 remotes alone.
And I still have to reinstall the engine, install all the wiring I built in the engine room just to immediately rip out. Remount the engine hatch that I just got back from my upholsterer. Do my shakedown runs on the boat. Then it gets sent off for cosmetics while I keep the trailer to do a complete overhaul on it because it is in as bad of shape as the boat originally was when I got it. This will include all new bunks, fender liners, carpet, lighting, electrical, bearings, doing some work on the fenders, winch and strap, overhaul on the brakes, and new paint. There is also about 15 hours of cleaning up odds and ends as well.
And there is a 25 hour detail at the end of all this....
And this is just this boat....
I'M F*ING TIRED.... lol