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  1. #11
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    Default Which tower do I choose?

    No install pics but here is the best one I have on my phone of my old tower......let me know if you need any additional angles and I can get you some more.

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    2013 Outback V
    2003 SeaRay 182 -- gone but not forgotten...
    2013 Outback V
    2003 SeaRay 182 -- gone but not forgotten...

  2. #12
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    Quote Originally Posted by BGeorge01 View Post
    I appreciate the replies. Henri, What would be the reason to not pull a tube with the tower?

    Beat Taco, did you pull tubes, any problems?

    Stretch, I like that tower but have seen a couple pictures of it on my boat and I think it looks to big. It looks awesome on the new boats that are bigger, wider.


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  3. #13
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    Default Which tower do I choose?

    I pulled tubes off the transom in my DD. Pulling tubes off a tower is asking for trouble. I'm pretty sure every boat manufacture would void a warranty claim if you damaged your tower from pulling a tube. I guess I did pull the manta ray off my tower with no issues now that I think about it.
    All the towers you mentioned came with sufficient backing plates, and I would add to the good advice others have given its great to have someone standing in the boat holding the tower while you setup where the feet will sit. And remember to file or chamfer the holes you drill to prevent gel coat cracks down the road.
    -Jake

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    Quote Originally Posted by beat taco View Post
    And remember to file or chamfer the holes you drill to prevent gel coat cracks down the road.
    ^^^^ Good advice and I always run the drill in reverse when drilling thru the gelcoat and fiberglass to also stop splintering/spidering.
    2013 Outback V
    2003 SeaRay 182 -- gone but not forgotten...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikenehrkorn View Post
    ....................Is your boat giving us the finger
    -Mark
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  6. #16
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    Samson Sports has some really nice after market towers. They are a little pricey but they try to build the tower to match to your specific boat. Check out their website at http://samsonsports.com/wakeboard-towers/
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  7. #17
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    Quote Originally Posted by New Guy View Post
    ....................Is your boat giving us the finger
    Haha -- I guess so............just a lonely I/O (that I don't even own any more) giving the finger to all these "uppity" inboard owners!!
    2013 Outback V
    2003 SeaRay 182 -- gone but not forgotten...

  8. #18
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    Default Which tower do I choose?

    I had a Monster Tower on my last boat, no real complaints in 4 years. I did have the fiberglass shop add some beef at my mounting points.


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  9. #19
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    I just used the backing plates that were included with the tower (which were pretty beefy) and never saw any undue stress around the mount points.
    2013 Outback V
    2003 SeaRay 182 -- gone but not forgotten...

  10. #20
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    Default Which tower do I choose?

    Thanks for all of the input, useful info. Last question and parrothd has brought it up already, but what is easier to keep clean and/or looks better, chrome or powder coat black?? My boat is red, interior grey/red with black accent.



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