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bostonboard 01-23-2010 12:49 PM

we picked up an 86 supra comp at the end of the summer and a friend built a pretty decent looking tower for us. it was made out of steel though and is a little heavier than i assume most towers. was wondering if anyone knows of any problems this may cause..thanks

bstroop 01-23-2010 1:17 PM

My friend had one made out of steel also. There's one spot on the river with power lines crossing it. If you were touching the tower when we went under it you'ld get a little jolt.

dh03r6 01-23-2010 2:48 PM

Pics please.

beretta5spd 01-23-2010 2:52 PM

My buddy and I built a tower for our boat out of steel. We used 2" square tubing. Its been great. Over the winter I've been in the process of cutting it up and putting hinges on it so it folds. We've gone under many power lines and never had a jolt. So far we've had no problems it's been pretty rigid.

nuckledragger 01-23-2010 7:59 PM

The only problem you may have with the heavier steel tower is cracks in your gelcoat from the weight. I know people who had this problem even with lighter towers.

extremeisaac 01-24-2010 12:45 PM

My friend Jim is a unbelievble fabricator.. he made his own tower on his Sanger thats a replica of the flight control tower he liked the look of.. here is a pic of it on the blue Sanger next to mine.. Ill have to see if I have some better pics of his boat.. It looks amazing <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/3183/770605.jpg" alt="Upload">

extremeisaac 01-24-2010 12:51 PM

another better pics of his DIY flight control tower replica <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/3183/770609.jpg" alt="Upload">

rio_sanger 01-24-2010 3:00 PM

Wow Issac, your friend does awesome work! <BR>That does not look home made at all... <BR>And a nice looking older Sanger to boot <img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/wink.gif" border=0>

beretta5spd 01-24-2010 5:10 PM

That fct is impressive

bcoutsfly 01-24-2010 6:11 PM

Wow, that guy has some talent.

dh03r6 01-24-2010 6:18 PM

WOW

02wakesettervlx 01-24-2010 6:25 PM

Man has skills.

riddick 01-25-2010 12:18 PM

<img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/3183/770798.jpg" alt="Upload"> <BR> <BR>Im sure we've all seen this one

rukie 01-25-2010 12:38 PM

The difference between these two towers: one guy is an "unbelievable metal fabricator" and one guy is a 60% apprentice carpenter<img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/rofl.gif" border=0>

konaking 01-26-2010 8:02 AM

Run what you brought

loudontn 01-26-2010 9:08 AM

I want to know where that legendary boat is now, haha

onthewatermo 01-26-2010 9:47 AM

<img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/3183/770996.jpg" alt="Upload"> <BR>The Legend (to this day I question if meeting him was all a dream). I got a pull behind this boat and it worked perfectly (2" receiver hitch up top).

psudy 01-26-2010 10:43 AM

Thats awesome!

beretta5spd 01-26-2010 10:46 AM

yup we welded a 2" hitch up top on ours too. works perfect.


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