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Old     (soundbox)      Join Date: Oct 2007       05-05-2011, 3:40 PM Reply   
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More pics and details to come.
Old     (lionel)      Join Date: Nov 2005       05-05-2011, 3:45 PM Reply   
Very nice Ian!
Old     (bill_airjunky)      Join Date: Apr 2002       05-05-2011, 3:56 PM Reply   
Very cool.
Old     (timmyb)      Join Date: Apr 2007       05-05-2011, 3:56 PM Reply   
That is sweet! Congrats!
Old     (migs)      Join Date: Aug 2006 Location: SF Bay Area       05-05-2011, 3:58 PM Reply   
Old     (wakereviews)      Join Date: Sep 2006       05-05-2011, 4:02 PM Reply   
Thanks guys, Ben from Acme did a great job! It'll be for sale at the end of the season
Old     (beretta5spd)      Join Date: Jan 2010       05-05-2011, 4:06 PM Reply   
wow that is a nice mb. great job
Old     (newty)      Join Date: May 2005       05-05-2011, 4:41 PM Reply   
Nice Ian! Great color combo! Nice work ACME.
Old     (spencerwm)      Join Date: Feb 2009       05-05-2011, 5:03 PM Reply   
I like it. What do you guys think of those Skylon in boat speakers? Last time I heard them they sounded pretty good but that was a couple years ago.
Old     (hatepain)      Join Date: Aug 2006       05-05-2011, 5:03 PM Reply   
Top shelf! Great combo, MB, OIB and Acme. How could you go wrong?
Old     (liljohn)      Join Date: May 2007       05-05-2011, 5:19 PM Reply   
Boat looks SICK! Curios why didnt you go with the hybrid on the tower? I have listned to both set ups (yours and the hybrid) the hybrid is way nicer and can still be herd by the rider Clear as day.
Old     (wakereviews)      Join Date: Sep 2006       05-05-2011, 5:25 PM Reply   
That is the hybrid set up. 2 x S7HD's and 4 x SMT65's from Samson
Old     (soundbox)      Join Date: Oct 2007       05-05-2011, 5:36 PM Reply   
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This year Ian wanted to go for a much different look than last year and keep it simple.

Ian sent us 6 Samson tower speakers and a Harpoon amp to install. We kept the rest of the stereo system as it would be off the showroom floor from MB.

A huge change of attitude for the exterior came from powder coating the tower and tint. We took the original silver tower off and had it powder coated black with blue accents to match the hull of the boat. The glass was removed from the frame and tinted 20%.

LED accent lighting was installed to all of the cup holders, interior speakers and tower speakers.

I want to thank Ian at for giving us the opportunity to work on another one of his boats. Seeing our work from Sacramento make it way out to the Mid West is a great feeling. Hopefully Ian will get us some on the water pics!

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Old     (ralph)      Join Date: Apr 2002       05-05-2011, 5:56 PM Reply   
Old     (mendo247)      Join Date: Mar 2005       05-05-2011, 6:27 PM Reply   
Nice work as always. The tower speakers look great lit up.
Old     (tyler97217)      Join Date: Aug 2004       05-05-2011, 7:51 PM Reply   
Wow. Atta boy fella
Old     (boardnxtx)      Join Date: Jun 2009       05-05-2011, 7:57 PM Reply   
Dang, that thing is awesome! Great color scheme! I loved the old MB, but this one takes the cake. Congrats on a great summer ahead!!
Old     (chexi)      Join Date: Jul 2009       05-05-2011, 8:46 PM Reply   
Looks great and I'm sure sounds great too... but those trailer tires look tiny with that boat. Must be a super deep V.
Old     (pdqwrx)      Join Date: Jul 2007       05-05-2011, 10:54 PM Reply   
Ben- Great job as always.....
Old     (illini88)      Join Date: Oct 2007       05-06-2011, 5:37 AM Reply   
Can't wait to see this thing on the water...although I think it's safe to say I'll hear it before I'll see it, given the tower setup!
Old     (wakecumberland)      Join Date: Oct 2007       05-06-2011, 6:48 AM Reply   
Is that blue flake? I may be interested when you are ready to sell.
Old     (wakereviews)      Join Date: Sep 2006       05-06-2011, 7:36 AM Reply   
unfortunately they sprayed the boat before I had a chance to switch it to the metallic, so it is not flake.
Old     (ian_ashton)      Join Date: Jul 2008       05-06-2011, 8:19 AM Reply   
That is a great looking boat, I love the accent color on the tower, sweet attention to detail!
Old     (wakeandsnow27)      Join Date: Jun 2004       05-06-2011, 9:07 AM Reply the colors and the light tint almost appears grey and blends right in with the gel coat. Well done.

I find it interesting that MB went with the X theme. I associate X with Mastercraft. I know a couple others have models with an X (vlx, xlv), but it's still weird to me that a manufacturer would go this route. They pull off the looks with ease, it's just a weird association "problem" I have.
Old     (lifetimewarranty)      Join Date: Oct 2008       05-06-2011, 10:09 AM Reply   
Looks good Ian...real good.
Old     (brucemac)      Join Date: Dec 2005       05-06-2011, 2:05 PM Reply   
congrats! looks sharp and nice work.
Old     (pc_sledge)      Join Date: Jan 2006       05-06-2011, 2:37 PM Reply   
Money, got her all gussied up for Brostock, can't wait to see her in person. More water pics ASAP
Old     (pc_sledge)      Join Date: Jan 2006       05-06-2011, 2:44 PM Reply   
Love the pics of the interior, the lounge is huge!
Old     (gwperry2)      Join Date: May 2009       05-07-2011, 8:00 PM Reply   
thats a sweet color combo thing looks nasty.
Old     (ilikebeaverandboats)      Join Date: Jul 2007       05-07-2011, 8:13 PM Reply   
looks awesome man. Im really liking the blue, especially the blue LEDS and accents!
Old     (ajholt7)      Join Date: Apr 2009       05-08-2011, 4:12 PM Reply   
That thing looks very sweet.
Old     (jonblarc7)      Join Date: Jul 2006       05-09-2011, 7:41 AM Reply   
And I thought I was in love with your last MB. But man she is beautiful.
Old     (fman)      Join Date: Nov 2008       05-09-2011, 7:57 AM Reply   
Ben, great work.... looks fantastic. Not a surprise coming from your shop, you guys always do a great job!

Ian, boat looks great! I was looking at it when my VLX was down at his shop.... she's a beauty! have a great season....
Old     (pc_sledge)      Join Date: Jan 2006       05-11-2011, 3:56 PM Reply   
Some on the water pics are way over due, where u at Ian?
Old     (wakereviews)      Join Date: Sep 2006       05-11-2011, 4:19 PM Reply   
The boat just got here last night, haven't gotten it on the water yet. Promise I'll get them sent. Planning on hitting the water Saturday if interested.
Old     (supratweaked)      Join Date: Aug 2005       05-11-2011, 7:22 PM Reply   
Sweet Sweet setup! Get on those pics Ian.
Old     (chucktronics)      Join Date: Nov 2007       05-11-2011, 9:13 PM Reply   
Nice Work Ben !

Again ,props to those who also personalize the boat ,not just build systems.
That thing looks clean with black tower and blue accents.
Old     (slipknot)      Join Date: Aug 2001       05-12-2011, 8:26 AM Reply   
Great work on the system ACME and Ian! But the wake is better!
Old     (pc_sledge)      Join Date: Jan 2006       05-13-2011, 8:29 PM Reply   
Ian, offer still stand? Tomorrow i think Dave, Mike and I could make it? Still plannin' on getting out... have enough room?
Old     (wakereviews)      Join Date: Sep 2006       05-14-2011, 6:37 AM Reply   
yeah, we are trying to get out... just sent you a text.
Old     (wakereviews)      Join Date: Sep 2006       05-17-2011, 7:11 PM Reply   
water pics....
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Old     (illini88)      Join Date: Oct 2007       05-17-2011, 7:59 PM Reply   
That thing looks huge. Boat looks bad ass
Old     (tyler97217)      Join Date: Aug 2004       05-17-2011, 9:33 PM Reply   
Lookin good
Old     (05mobiuslsv)      Join Date: Apr 2006       05-17-2011, 9:49 PM Reply   
Looks awesome, could very well be my next boat. Look forward to see what they do with this model in the next year or two.
Old     (lionel)      Join Date: Nov 2005       05-17-2011, 10:29 PM Reply   
That thing looks really good on the water. Not saying it doesn't look good off of the water, just looks amazing on the water. You can thank me later for saving your speakers while it was in Portland
Old     (Sasha2)      Join Date: Nov 2010       05-18-2011, 7:39 AM Reply   
looks great on the water!
Old     (jrbishop4)      Join Date: Mar 2007       05-23-2011, 6:50 PM Reply   
Not only does Ian's boat look great on the water it puts out a great wake. I rode with Ian saturday and was very impressed with the wake. Props to MB for designing a great boat.
Old     (boardnxtx)      Join Date: Jun 2009       05-27-2011, 11:28 PM Reply   
Already up for sale???? Thought this boat was going to be a keeper...
Old     (wakereviews)      Join Date: Sep 2006       05-28-2011, 6:54 AM Reply   
I sell my boat at the end of every season.
Old     (boardnxtx)      Join Date: Jun 2009       05-28-2011, 10:48 AM Reply   
Gotcha. It's going to be hard to top this one, so can't wait to see what you come up with next season!


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