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jjeboarder 05-15-2003 12:11 PM

Does any body use some kind of tower prop or support? <BR>I have a Wakesetter DD and when i fold my tower down to fit in the garage the speakers on the tower hit the motor box! <BR>I need some good ideas to build a support out of wood and maybe carpet it. <BR>send pics if possible.

tigeal 05-15-2003 1:06 PM

What I do is tie up the tower to a hook in the ceiling. With a prop you would not be able to use your cover and it is in the way when working on the boat.

jjeboarder 05-15-2003 4:22 PM

Alan you are a very smart man! <BR>5min job vs 2hr. job <BR>I can't belive i didn't think of that. <BR> <BR>Thanks Alan <BR>

millertyme 05-15-2003 5:25 PM

I fold mine down till it almost hits on the boat and use tie straps back to the tower where it connects on both sides. The straps hold the tower off of your boat. <BR>

mossy44 05-15-2003 5:39 PM

i built something out of a 2x4 and covered it with carpet to use while in storage and while trailering. i can take pictures and post them on tuesday. the one piece lays across the bow from one side to the other. then, i took a circle bit and drilled a circle the the center of a little piece, cut that in half to make a half circle (looks like a skateboard ramp) then mounted that piece to the original 2x4. the tower lays perfectly into the half circles. took me about 30 minutes to make.

peter_c 05-15-2003 8:07 PM

I built this wood contraption to hold my tower securely in place. Took about 15 minutes to build. I towed all the time with the tower folded. <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65921/67165.jpg" alt=""> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65921/67166.jpg" alt="">

colorider 05-15-2003 9:32 PM

I built 2 tower props for mine. One for each side. It holds the tower up and off the gelcoat so I can get it in the garage. It takes about 15 minutes, a saw and some wood screws. I even made mine out of scrap wood from an old futon. Talk about a cheap project. <BR>

monstertower 05-15-2003 10:57 PM

WOW, great innoviative ideas !!! I dont care if we do bother the shoreline slugs with loud music, we're a damn smart bunch of adreneline junkies <img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/biggrin.gif" border=0>

chris_hargis 05-16-2003 8:33 AM

Oh yeah, when ever you are thinking about doing something to your boat, you should post it here, because someone has probably already done it and can provide some great ideas you may not have thought about. I love this site!!!!

jjeboarder 05-17-2003 9:04 AM

Thanks for the info. <BR>I'am going to build two supports out of wood, because I have to take out the pivot bolt on the tower so it will clear the garage door. <BR>Yes I need an extra 1.5" to clear the door, its very tight.

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