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Old 12-18-2018, 03:18 AM
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It looks awesome. Canít wait to get my 2nd OnslowBay 27 in a few months
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Old 12-21-2018, 06:55 AM
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I think today would be a great day to put the new boat thru itís paces...donít even need to leave the harbor!
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Old 12-21-2018, 09:20 AM
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I think today would be a great day to put the new boat thru itís paces...donít even need to leave the harbor!
You're not kidding. Got stuck on the 526 bridge today and the wind was almost scary up there. I'll have the boat back sometime Saturday if everything continues as planned. Hopefully Sunday we will be running through the ocean.
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Old 12-21-2018, 10:46 AM
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what did you like better on the ob as opposed to the southport 28 excluding cosmetics
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Old 12-21-2018, 04:41 PM
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what did you like better on the ob as opposed to the southport 28 excluding cosmetics
The build I feel is better. The bilge is a work of art as is the wiring. There is a lot more insulated fish box area and storage. The live wells are much better. The boat is a lot faster and has a much faster cruise speed getting about the same mpg as the SP. I like a completely open bow. The boat feels more solid and the little bit I've got to run it, I think it is going to ride incredible. I like how Brad does the fuel tank also. This is a small thing but I like the recessed electronics and lockable enclosure as well as the simple switches he uses.
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Old 12-21-2018, 05:03 PM
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Good luck! she's gorgeous!
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Old 12-23-2018, 04:35 PM
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Stereo install is complete. The decision was a little tougher on this boat because I wanted to do JL and try one of the new 12's but they are so deep that I would have had to change the livewell plumbing which I wasn't about to do. I had heard some good things about Kicker and went down and listened to them in a display side by side with Wetsounds. I was impressed but still apprehensive on how it would sound in the boat. You do get a lot of value in the Kicker products with the controllable speaker LED's being built in. They are also much more cost effective than any of the other top brands. So I figured I would give them a shot. I went with 6-8's, 4- 12's, a Wetsounds Sinister SDX6 for the 8s and a SYN DX2 for the 4 subs.

I honestly cannot believe the sound quality from these speakers. My installer ( O Sea D in Mt Pleasant ) who has done the last several boats we have had called and told me I wasn't going to believe how good it was. I finally got to hear it today and I honestly feel like it is better than any other system we have had as a whole. That's saying a lot as we've had some pretty impressive JL and Wetsounds systems in our previous boats. The LED's are really nice and do many colors, dance to music, etc. We will see how they hold up but I feel great about my decision. Here are some pics....

**BTW, those pieces on the side walls in the bow pics is just some protective plastic they put down when doing the install. I hadn't peeled it off yet.**

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Completely rebuilt the trailer. Sad that a custom Ameratrail had to be rebuilt after 2 years and they wouldn’t help with anything. Regardless we redid all the brakes and have started to polish out the frame a little bit. I still have to replace the fender this week. The complete package is starting to look great.

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Windham14, you do know that this is a fishing boat not a sandbar boat,right?

Great looking job. It helps when you start with the quality of an OB.
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Old 12-24-2018, 05:07 AM
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Will that boat ever see blood? Ha.
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Originally Posted by Windham14 View Post
Stereo install is complete. The decision was a little tougher on this boat because I wanted to do JL and try one of the new 12's but they are so deep that I would have had to change the livewell plumbing which I wasn't about to do. I had heard some good things about Kicker and went down and listened to them in a display side by side with Wetsounds. I was impressed but still apprehensive on how it would sound in the boat. You do get a lot of value in the Kicker products with the controllable speaker LED's being built in. They are also much more cost effective than any of the other top brands. So I figured I would give them a shot. I went with 6-8's, 4- 12's, a Wetsounds Sinister SDX6 for the 8s and a SYN DX2 for the 4 subs.

I honestly cannot believe the sound quality from these speakers. My installer ( O Sea D in Mt Pleasant ) who has done the last several boats we have had called and told me I wasn't going to believe how good it was. I finally got to hear it today and I honestly feel like it is better than any other system we have had as a whole. That's saying a lot as we've had some pretty impressive JL and Wetsounds systems in our previous boats. The LED's are really nice and do many colors, dance to music, etc. We will see how they hold up but I feel great about my decision. Here are some pics....

**BTW, those pieces on the side walls in the bow pics is just some protective plastic they put down when doing the install. I hadn't peeled it off yet.**
Came out beautiful. Btw I have two SD6x amps and they are animals, very strong and very clean. If you haven’t already, just a suggestion, I added a second AGM house battery wired in parallel to the orig house battery. There is room directly below the breaker panel next to other battery. For $300 more it’s well worth it when it comes to the electronics plus that Nightclub thump you just installed. Those amps especially the SD6X want power.
Best of luck w new sled. Your 27 Onslow will not dissapointed you!
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Old 12-24-2018, 07:43 AM
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Thanks for the compliments. I added another battery to the house battery Precious Cargo.
I know it's not a sandbar boat and I promise it will see blood soon, hopefully....
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nothing wrong with it being a sandbar boat...
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Old 12-24-2018, 11:02 AM
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Yesterday, I saw this boat in person and although the pics look great, they don't do it justice. It's in immaculate condition.

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Originally Posted by Windham14 View Post
Stereo install is complete. The decision was a little tougher on this boat because I wanted to do JL and try one of the new 12's but they are so deep that I would have had to change the livewell plumbing which I wasn't about to do. I had heard some good things about Kicker and went down and listened to them in a display side by side with Wetsounds. I was impressed but still apprehensive on how it would sound in the boat. You do get a lot of value in the Kicker products with the controllable speaker LED's being built in. They are also much more cost effective than any of the other top brands. So I figured I would give them a shot. I went with 6-8's, 4- 12's, a Wetsounds Sinister SDX6 for the 8s and a SYN DX2 for the 4 subs.

I honestly cannot believe the sound quality from these speakers. My installer ( O Sea D in Mt Pleasant ) who has done the last several boats we have had called and told me I wasn't going to believe how good it was. I finally got to hear it today and I honestly feel like it is better than any other system we have had as a whole. That's saying a lot as we've had some pretty impressive JL and Wetsounds systems in our previous boats. The LED's are really nice and do many colors, dance to music, etc. We will see how they hold up but I feel great about my decision. Here are some pics....

**BTW, those pieces on the side walls in the bow pics is just some protective plastic they put down when doing the install. I hadn't peeled it off yet.**
where did you get to demo different brands around here side by side?
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Old 12-24-2018, 08:03 PM
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So the next greatest thing is kicker 2019 thanks to tht
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Audio Evolution has a marine wall set up in the store. I’ll put it like this, I cannot tell any difference in sound quality between the Kicker and the Wetsounds side by side. I actually like the Kicker better. The system I have in this boat is impressive and I’ve had much larger systems in our other boats.
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