08-09-2010, 09:54 AM
The dealer I bought from had 2 new Outbacks, and 2 new Outback V's. All are 2010's. Here is the issue: the Outbacks have a one piece folding tower with a nylon roller, while the V's have a three piece folding tower with a solid aluminum post. Needless to say, I bought the V, and I am unhappy with the tower. The salesman was going to swap towers for me, but the front to back spread was longer on the V. I even checked this myself. All my bolts and knobs are tight, but you can hear the tower creaking up top where it is bolted together. The seam isn't even a flush fit. It has small gaps on the ends. Kind of funny how they put a better tower on their ski boat then what they put on their cross over wakeboard boat. More than likely I will remove the tower this winter, and have the seams professionally TIG welded together. The post on the otherhand is welded solid to the tower. No idea on how to easily change that. Thanks in advance for any ideas on either.