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By Jon Hunter (hunter660) on Monday, February 23, 2009 - 6:22 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
While looking at pictures I took of my new tower speakers, I noticed something. Look at how the attachment point on my tower is made and the height of the mounting brackets for the pro485. Is my rope going to get caught? How can I fix it?

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By Tim White (wetsounds1) on Monday, February 23, 2009 - 6:39 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
others with your tower can probably chime in. But when pulling a rider, your boat will be at an angle. So you probably won't run into any issues.

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By Jon Hunter (hunter660) on Monday, February 23, 2009 - 6:43 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
Thanks Tim,

I have been looking at the lighted tow points anyway. Depending on how the tower is made, I may be able to machine an aluminum spacer to get the the rope up and over the mount.

On another subject, would there be any problem mounting amps to an aluminum sheet?

 
By Tim White (wetsounds1) on Monday, February 23, 2009 - 7:09 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
No problems mounting an amp to aluminum.

Tim
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By Bruce Mac (brucemac) on Monday, February 23, 2009 - 7:23 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
i really doubt you'll have any problem. i've asked a similar question to a guy who has 4 Pro 80's on similar tower and he said he's never had an issue. i think the only potential for it catching is when you turn around to pick up a fallen rider.
 
By tailgate (tailgate) on Monday, February 23, 2009 - 7:31 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
can you move it to the front crossbar?
 
By Jon Hunter (hunter660) on Monday, February 23, 2009 - 8:02 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
I thought about that (moving to the front crossbar) but I wanted the speakers as far to the rear as I could so it is not so loud in the boat. I don't know what kind of difference 6" would make though. I need to get my bimini out and see what issues I'm going to run into with it.
 
By tailgate (tailgate) on Monday, February 23, 2009 - 8:56 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
I would try the 485 in the front, and leave the other 2 in the back, if people complain that its to loud, tell them to move forward 6 inches..., but either way, I don't see it as much of a problem
 
By Michael ImObersteg (kickflip_mj) on Monday, February 23, 2009 - 9:09 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
its not going to catch... how many inches is the mount on one side of the speaker to the tower pole( the thing you put the rope on)? maybe we could do alittle math. if you think about it for the rider to get the rope cought you would have to be completly perpindicular with the boat.
 
By wakemania (wakemania) on Monday, February 23, 2009 - 11:43 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
It will not catch while towing, but it probably will when you take the rope back to a downed rider. The slack in the rope from turning around the rider will cause it to catch. It will probably uncatch itself, but you'll want to make sure and keep an eye on it. I have the old kicker box speakers on the back bar and it catches about every time I take the rope back to the rider and turns the speaker and eventually loosens it up so much the speaker will almost fall off. The easiest solution is to put it on the front bar it that will work with your bimini.
 
By Is the plug in? (bftskir) on Monday, February 23, 2009 - 3:32 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
add a tower extension/superflyhigh...that'll get the rope up..7 more feet
 

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