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  1. #1
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    Default My little sub enclosure

    With the help of some of the folks on this forum, I have started the redo of our '02 LSV and am now going through the stereo.

    I have ordered my amps, 12'-W6, Kenwood HU and spent a few hours this last weekend starting on the sub enclosure which is replacing an old chinese made enclosure with an Alpine R12 shoved under the driver's area.

    My design:


    My start:


    First fitting:


    Final checking on the boat:




    I was going to do a high fill, polish and fill again gloss finish, but for now I have ordered some Moomba yellow and Moomba grey vinyl and will decide which one I will cover it with. This is so I can speed up finishing the stereo install as I want to finish the stereo install then have the interior redone down in Fresno CA.

    So for now I think I will spray the plywood with either a laquer or a roll a two-part epoxy such as the West System 105/206 products. I can always build another enclosure later if I feel like it as I will be putting together my little home cabinet shop this winter.

    I still need to clean up the glue, mount the front (which is just tacked for now) and side panel, router/ease the outside corners and add the speaker wire terminal cup.

    Eric.

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    Final fitting with all the braces installed:






    Sorry for the poor photo quality, they were mostly taken inside under goofy lights.

    Eric.

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    Enclosure looks great! Photo quality is wonderful! Now build me one!

    I like the idea of covering with vinyl.... original!
    '08 Mobius LS

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    Looks great man! Did you end up putting a support on the magnet?
    2013 LSV
    2005 LSV - SOLD

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    Looks good to me. Wanna see the finished product. I might build one of these myself this winter.
    My Mom said I'm not allowed to get wet!
    2008 LSV
    2000 Outback LS (sold)
    Exile Tunes
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  6. #6
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    looks great .... good work
    A Day at the Lake...Priceless
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    Joe V
    2012 Möbius XLV~ Loaded & Exiled
    2007 Outback V ~ sold

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    Eric,
    Looks good.
    Be sure to elevate the enclosure off the sole by a minimum of 1/2" with polymer pads/risers of some type, such as PVC, HDPE, KingStarboard, ABS, etc. Regardless of what and how you coat/seal the enclsosure, you must provide for drainage and evaporation, especially with that much footprint against carpet. In avoiding a mold and mildew trap, it's also a good idea to space the enclosure off the hump by a small margin.

    David
    Earmark Marine

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    Quote Originally Posted by EarmarkMarine View Post
    ...Be sure to elevate the enclosure off the sole by a minimum of 1/2" with polymer pads/risers of some type, such as PVC, HDPE, KingStarboard, ABS, etc... you must provide for drainage and evaporation,... In avoiding a mold and mildew trap, it's also a good idea to space the enclosure off the hump by a small margin.

    David
    Earmark Marine
    I have been going over that same issue in my head, I have been thinking of ripping some HPDE strips and screwing them to the back and bottom of the enclosure, over the vinyl. Easy and robust.

    Thanks again to all for the help with this project.

    Eric.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lewisb13 View Post
    ...Did you end up putting a support on the magnet?
    No magnet support, there are only two screws holding the sub for the mock up shots and I rotated them so I wouldn't hit the same holes for the final mounting.


    Eric.

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    My latest on my sub build



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