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Cheat Otoole

Under Observer Seat Mods

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Cheat Otoole

I am considering mounting a bazooka tube sub unit under the observer seat and potentially moving my battery boxes there as well. I would rather have the space freed up forward of the observer seat. I know that some have moved the batteries to this location already. My question is; Is there anything I need to be careful of if using screws to mount equipment to the floor under the seat? ie: Is there anything under the floor that may not react well to having a screw run into it. Boat is a 2007 Wakesetter XTi w/Cut Diamond hull.

Thanks in advance, I have already learned a ton about these boats on this forum.

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99response

You'll be fine, just use the same length screws as the factory did.

-Chris

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hawaiianstyln

I moved a 4 battery system under my observer seat and freed up a WHOLE bunch of room in the cave. I had to switch to blue top optimas in order for them to fit, but it was worth it. I also made an amp rack for inside the cave and it basically rest against the hull at an angle. This freed up a bunch of room as well. I did not screw anything down under the observer seat and wouldn't know about that part.

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WakeGirl
You'll be fine, just use the same length screws as the factory did.

-Chris

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As an example of what can be done, here are a couple of projects that I've done on my boats. The sub install was particularly sweet - having them out in the open like this really helps balance the sound in the whole cabin, not just for the driver.

Subs

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Batteries

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If I had it to do over again with the current boat, I think that I'd find a way to get a sub or 2 under the seat with the batteries. That space is so dead anyway, & it's a great spot for them IMO.

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Tracktor

I relocated my batteries under there with no problems. I used 1" screws into the floor for the hold downs. I really wanted to pu my sub there too but the older VLX's don't have enough clearance.............

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Cheat Otoole

Thanks for the info. The Bazooka tube just fits. I think I'll install it first and when the batteries need replacing, install a couple of Blue Tops as shown. We never use that space but use the cave alot.

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jetskipro550
You'll be fine, just use the same length screws as the factory did.

-Chris

Plus1.gif

As an example of what can be done, here are a couple of projects that I've done on my boats. The sub install was particularly sweet - having them out in the open like this really helps balance the sound in the whole cabin, not just for the driver.

Subs

post-1-1212003795_thumb.jpg post-1-1212003801_thumb.jpg

Batteries

post-1-1212003860_thumb.jpg

If I had it to do over again with the current boat, I think that I'd find a way to get a sub or 2 under the seat with the batteries. That space is so dead anyway, & it's a great spot for them IMO.

You could do a downward facing sub with angled slots in the side (where you old subs were) to port the air....just don't know how it would sound :unsure:

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