|This is the first time I have ver posted in these boards but I finally talked my parents into putting a tower on our boat and I just thought I would share some pics. My dad for some reason has something against inboards so i guess this is the next best thing. |
|By JONb (jonb) on Monday, February 16, 2004 - 10:39 am:
|it is better than nothing, we put a tower on our old sea-doo jet boat. it had about a 6 inch wake. now all you need to do is put some weight in there and you should be good to go.|
|Nice man. Tower looks great. You'll still get a good pull inboard or no inboard.|
|Nice little Aggie flag there. Gig 'em!|
|Scott, are u a current or former student? I am class of 05 and my parents are class of 77. Nice to see a fellow wakeboarding aggie out there!|
|Your good to go, really nice setup! Now bring us all so warm weather!!! |
|oh no, not aggies on the water ! |
What brand of tower did you put on? The setup looks nice.
|I'll second that - oh no, not aggies on the water!! lol... |
|Is it better to put tower on after market - or to have it added on when ordering your boat (Im just a beginner) lol.......|
|the above question is reguarding an inboard/outboard, not V-drive. It would be on a Cobalt .....|
|By JONb (jonb) on Tuesday, February 17, 2004 - 8:42 pm:
|depends on if the factory can get the tower you want put on it if they can even put it on|
|nice tower and even nicer parents|
I'll get pics of mine on here maybe today but I did the same thing. I just installed a tower on my bayliner and it came out very nicely. yours looks awesome. we are going to put big pieces of wood on the inside where the bolts from the tower come through and fiberglass it to the boat for super strength.
I'll get my dad to get his digital cam today and post my pics.
|Hey guys, thanks for all the comments. The tower is from a place in Austin called Texas Wake Tower and T-tops. They did the tower, top and racks. I am very pleased with everything they did. I cant wait to get out on the water in about a month or so. |
Robert, congrats on your tower. It looks awesome.
|just a couple more pics... |
|I was thinking about getting a monster tower for my boat. I was wondering if a tower will make a big difference. Does it help you get more air? |
|Getting a tower will definately help u get more air. It raises the tow point so that the rope is pulling u up and not down. I actually wanted my parents to put a monster tower on our boat for a long time cause i didnt think they would spend the $ for a custom tower but they supprised me at the boat show and bought the tower shown in the pics. From what I have read though the monster tower seems to be the best deal out there for the money and it still looks nice.|
|I second the Monster tower. Here's a pic of one with MT board rack and their costum bimini (which is folded up)... |
|Thanks alot for the input guys. So did anyone have to add any fiberglass to the deck of their boat when they installed their tower. I heard that the deck is suppose to be at least 3/8" thick. Also has anyone had trouble with the gelcoat cracking? I have heard that if you follow the directions properly you won't have to worry about cracking the gelcoat. But you also have the flex from the tower to worry about. Has this caused anyone any troubles or am I just being paranoid.|
on my tower, because I have one bolt going through the center. is what I did was put the drill in "REVERSE"(very important)this will allow you to drill through the jel-coat without chipping/cracking it. I've done that so far. i'm going to take pieces of wood on the inside and fiberglass them to the boat(hull?)w/the bolt threw everything and put lock tight on them. Doing this to mostly prevent stress cracking. The tower as is right now is pretty dam strong. but I will still fiberglass. i'll take pics when I do it to post.
good luck with yours if you do it!
|Robert is right about running the drill in reverse. For extra measure I also placed masking tape over the spot I was going to drill. (That was in the instructions for my Monster Tower.) I didn't re-enforce cuz my hull is over 3/8 thick were I mounted it and my mounts have two bolts through the hull.|
|Does anyone have a picture of wake products heritage tower on their boat? Looking at buying one and am curious to see how it looks on somebodys boat.|
|Here is mine with a Wake Air Sport tower and a set of Wake Air speakers and racks. I think it looks awesome. |
(Message edited by chris_newrider on March 02, 2004)
|that looks awesome Chris! did you install or have it done?|
|I had a dealer do it for me. I didn't have the guts to drill the holes, and they have done hundreds so I new it would be done right.|
|The old one|