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By adam Curtis (acurtis_ttu) on Tuesday, October 05, 2004 - 3:25 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post


 
By walt (walt) on Tuesday, October 05, 2004 - 3:55 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Thats really UGLY !
 
By Paul (gherk) on Tuesday, October 05, 2004 - 4:09 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
That can't be real. Even if its real, the design is bad because it is forcing the bow of the boat back down which kind of defeats the purpose of having a tower in the first place unless they are just trying to get more people in the boat and don't care how it effects the wake.
 
By adam Curtis (acurtis_ttu) on Tuesday, October 05, 2004 - 4:12 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
it was taken from a hydrofoil tournament in Texas. It is real
 
By David Williams (wakeworld) on Tuesday, October 05, 2004 - 4:38 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
That's too cool. I'd love to have a tower with some extra seating. I wonder what the legalities are with having people sitting up there. I'm sure there is some law against it.
 
By Salmon Tacos (salmon_tacos) on Tuesday, October 05, 2004 - 7:28 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Dave,

Probably just a "made-up" or "adapted" law, e.g. reckless operation or some crap like that.

I think it looks cool. Unless the boat flips over, that seating looks about as safe as any other seating. They need foot rests though so they don't kick the driver in the head.

 
By Andy W (awiggy33) on Tuesday, October 05, 2004 - 8:02 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
that looks really safe...haha until he goes over one of my waves from my centurion and the tower people fly off into the water
 
By walt (walt) on Tuesday, October 05, 2004 - 8:12 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Having that much weight up that high can't be safe on a small boat.
 
By 882001 (882001) on Tuesday, October 05, 2004 - 8:13 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
is that a sunsport? beast?
 
By Darren Yearsley (ralph) on Tuesday, October 05, 2004 - 8:22 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Tacos, if the driver puts a tower like that on his boat he needs a kick in the head.
 
By Salmon Tacos (salmon_tacos) on Tuesday, October 05, 2004 - 8:29 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Haha! Come on, you know you want one!

walt,

True, but I think 300 lbs. up there vs. 3000+ lbs. of boat would still leave it pretty stable. I probably wouldn't throw one of those on...say...a bass boat or a Ski Tique though.

 
By walt (walt) on Tuesday, October 05, 2004 - 8:39 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
You might be surprised at how weight will affect the center of gravity plus add the pull of a wakeboarder. I could tell You a little story about how My friend flipped a brand new wakeboard boat but He wouldn't appreciate it . It really doesn't take that much.
 
By Salmon Tacos (salmon_tacos) on Tuesday, October 05, 2004 - 9:07 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Do tell! Do tell!

Anyway, the center of gravity would only be shifted up about 7" by my estimate. It would certainly shift up less than a foot. That's not negligible but I think it's still safe as long as you use common sense. Of course, that's true of just about any boat.

 
By Tom Barnard (tlb) on Tuesday, October 05, 2004 - 9:43 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Looks like something from monster garage
Looks like a rack for an air chair on the starboard side.

 
By LakeAustinRider (lakeaustinrider) on Wednesday, October 06, 2004 - 6:56 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
I have seen this boat on Lake Austin many times. I think you have to give them created for "thinking outside the box". I don't think I would want a tower like that but it looks very well built.

I have also seen a Tige' that had a photographers "cage" on the top of the tower. It was taking for taking pictures of the 2004 Tige's for their 2004 advertising brochure.

 
By Scott (buttskimmer) on Wednesday, October 06, 2004 - 7:00 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
The only thing I see missing is the drink holders !!!
~S~

 
By Pierce Bronkite (pierce_bronkite) on Wednesday, October 06, 2004 - 7:15 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
I like how all of those home made towers (remember the yellow boat with the wooden tower)are from Texas.
 
By Micah (zboomer) on Wednesday, October 06, 2004 - 7:42 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
I also saw this boat on the lake, so it's definitely real, and it will get your attention, lol. Yes, they were riding an air-chair behind it!

Pierce, I'll admit, you see it all down here in TX, lol.

 
By Duane Wheeler (wakebordr11) on Wednesday, October 06, 2004 - 7:51 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
THAT IS AWESOME, and for those of you worried about the balance of the boat and center of gravity, just think about the tower extension that was offered a few years ago... still is???? That boat is a beast anyways and pretty wide. That is the pimpest and probably one of the strongest towers ever built, look at that tubing, I want one, put me down for 1!
 
By Robert (ag4ever) on Wednesday, October 06, 2004 - 8:43 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
I really think it is something (not bad, but not good, just can't find a good way to describe the feeling, but I think it has merit).

Now since when is the purpose of a tower to pull the bow of the boat up?

How is their tower pushing the bow down?

Also what kind of boat is that?

 
By Mark B (markb) on Wednesday, October 06, 2004 - 9:18 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
definately supra...is it the beast?
 
By J.Cox (aircox) on Wednesday, October 06, 2004 - 11:11 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
Add a Spring board and a Waterslide and you will have the Ultimate Tower..

 
By actiondcpd (actiondcpd) on Wednesday, October 06, 2004 - 11:30 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
A springboard would be sweet! It really needs a rocketlauncher too.
 
By Kaiser Soze (tattoobling) on Wednesday, October 06, 2004 - 11:34 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
Is that now ZZ Top sitting "in" the tower? I heard those hombres are from Texas.
 
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