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-   -   Tower recommendation for 2001 Glastron SX-175? (http://www.wakeworld.com/forum/showthread.php?t=647585)

johndk 11-28-2008 8:53 AM

A relative has a 2001 Glastron SX-175 ski boat that I wakeboard behind about one week a year. It does not have a big wake (obviously), and I want to add a tower to it. <BR> <BR>Any suggestions on which to buy? Speakers would never be used on it. The tower would need to be collapsible. I'm also concerned about the existing boat cover; it seems that a new cover would be needed that allows the tower struts to get through. (They want a new cover anyway... I'm just not sure where to get a cover that would work with a tower.) <BR> <BR>And any suggestions on whether we should install it ourselves, or what kind of shop would do the install? The boat is in Maine. <BR> <BR>Thanks.

polarbill 11-28-2008 8:58 AM

If I were you I would get a Monster Tower. They are cheap, sturdy, fold down easy, have great customer service and did I mention cheap. The only downfall I can think of is that they are not that pretty. If you have a cover I think you should be able to take it to someone who makes covers and have them modify it.

cbk 11-28-2008 9:29 AM

I share the same opinion as Brett. I can't say enough good things about Monster, they have a great product and the company itself is outstanding. The MT2 tower that they offer now is much better looking. You should be able to buy a cover (or use the existing one) and take it to an upholstry shop and have them make the cut outs for the tower.

john211 11-28-2008 2:15 PM

As for the cover, see if a local awning shop can suggest some solutions. My tower was rubbing two spots thin in my bimini, and a local awning shop fixed things up for cheap (they sort of didn't know what to bid).

4x4chevyguy 11-28-2008 2:25 PM

I would look at lightning tower or twa tower very nice toweres on that boat

mikes 11-28-2008 2:34 PM

Where in Maine is the boat? I know of a guy in Southern Maine that could modify the cover.

johndk 11-28-2008 6:29 PM

Mike: The boat is near Belfast (closest big city is Bangor), which is in the southern area. <BR> <BR> <BR>Thanks to everyone else for the other suggestions.

bulletlines 11-29-2008 3:49 PM

John, <BR> <BR>Check our stuff.. Great quality, warranty, and looks better than most other brands out there (especially monster). I have an open box on our Pro Swoop Polished Tower that I can send you for almost 50% off retail ($799.99). I looked over the open box tower today: no scratches and all parts are there. Still has complete warranty. <BR> <BR>Here are some pics of the pro swoop <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65921/647761.jpg" alt="Upload"> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65921/647762.jpg" alt="Upload"> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65921/647763.jpg" alt="Upload"> <BR> <BR>Thanks <BR> <BR>Ken Land <BR>Bullet Lines/Krypt Towers <BR><a href="http://www.bulletlines.com" target="_blank">www.bulletlines.com</a>

mikes 11-29-2008 5:04 PM

"Mike: The boat is near Belfast (closest big city is Bangor), which is in the southern area." <BR> <BR> <BR> Lol! You can't be serious.You must not be from Maine<img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/rofl.gif" border=0>. Belfast is Downeast,which is 2.5-3 hours from where I'm talking about.(That sure is a nice area,though). I am only 10 mins north of the New Hampshire border. Unfortunately I don't know anyone closer to you,but you should have ZERO trouble finding a reputable guy to modify a cover correctly in that area. Downeast Maine is like the boat building capital of the world. <BR> <BR> FWIW,I think I would look into the tower Ken posted above .

reachjims 11-30-2008 5:16 AM

try joystickpylons.com i have one and love it. super strong and great customer service. there is a pic of mine in my profile.

johndk 12-02-2008 5:19 PM

Thanks for everyone's advice. Today I ordered the Krypt tower + rack + mirror from Ken at Bullet Lines for a great price (thanks Ken). <BR> <BR>Too bad it will be 6-7 months before I'll get to use it, so I can't give a report anytime soon on how the install went.

nwarhol1105 12-02-2008 11:04 PM

I am playing the waiting game as well...I am doing a monster tower, 2 racks, mirror, and a set of Wet Sounds Pro 80's. I HATE winter...congrats on your setup, that will look sweet.

lfrider92 12-03-2008 8:59 AM

check out lightning . i love mine. check the link out. its a pic of our boat <BR><a href="http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k21/dreamcars1992/boat.jpg" target="_blank">http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k21/dreamcars1992/boat.jpg</a> <BR> <BR>very sturdy. no problems with it. my dad is 6 foot 6 and doesnt hit the top of the tower while standing tall. BUT with wet sounds speakers he has to duck slightly

12-06-2008 2:25 PM

here's a pic of the DIY tower for comparison. You can change the length between the two mounts when you mount it for a different look... either more upright or laid back looking... <BR> <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65921/649681.jpg" alt="Upload"> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65921/649682.jpg" alt="Upload"> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65921/649683.jpg" alt="Upload">

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