That Ed Dooge’s new Outerlimits SL 41 V-bottom boasts a 2,400-watt, 24-speaker custom stereo system from Waves and Wheels will surprise absolutely no one who knows the self-described “character.” Friends of the Harrison Township, Mich., performance-boat enthusiast fondly call him “Special Ed,” and they know he likes his music loud. So when Dooge ordered his dreamboat, which he drove with Outerlimits production manager Dan Kleitz for the first time yesterday near the custom high-performance powerboat builder’s home in Bristol, R.I., he went with a massive sound system.
Sparks flew when an amazing 41-footer and its exuberant owner got together for the first time yesterday.
“This is the loudest stereo by far that Outerlimits has put together,” said Dooge, who was joined at Outerlimits by his wife, Wiendy, in Bristol. “When they purchased the stereo equipment for this boat, they asked them, ‘Is this for one boat?’ For the stereo, a technician from Waves and Wheels, Idel Binett, flew out to Outerlimits to tune it. He spent all day on it. So now Outerlimits has changed its procedure—he is going to come and custom-tune every stereo they install.
“I’m a stereo guy,” he continued. “This boat has two six-channel amps at 1,200 watts a piece. If you turn this thing up full blast, I’m not sure what’s going to be louder, the stereo or the engines.”