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talltigeguy 08-06-2010 12:49 PM

What is the wierdest thing you have seen on a tower?
 
I was heading through Richfield, Utah yesterday and saw something that made me chuckle. A motor home coming the oppposite direction had a nice Malibu Wakesetter in tow.

I couldn't stop laughing when I saw that they had road bicycles strapped to both sides of the tower uprights. It appeared that it was somehow attached to the tower and then to the bimini (which was fully deployed going 75MPH). 2 bicycles on a tower. I can't believe that they could not find room in the motor home for the bicycles. I can't help but think that the bicycle would be rubbing some major paint damage on the tower going down the freeway.

It was a little tough to get a picture going down the freeway in the opposite direction, but I wish I could have.

The other one I remember was the guy that put his home stereo speakers on the tower...carpeted boxes and all. Anyone remember that?

sidekicknicholas 08-06-2010 1:05 PM

How about another tower

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-..._6706594_n.jpg

sidekicknicholas 08-06-2010 1:08 PM

... not on the tower, but on our first trip to Florida we took an F250 and our Supersport nautique.... while down there for ~4 months we wanted another way to get around besides the 8 MPGs of the F250..... so we had my moped on the center of the boat.... funny looking rig going down the road
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-a...10725_9841.jpg

chaser 08-06-2010 1:09 PM

How about a slider/rail? Can't remember who or what video it was in, but someone had a slider ratcheted down to the top of the tower. Went from the wake of one boat to the tower slider of the other....pretty gutsy move in my opinion. Maybe Out of the Pond?

ilikebeaverandboats 08-06-2010 1:22 PM

Me...

bmr82 08-06-2010 1:29 PM

4 WS PRO485 with two for sale at full price of new ones!

mattgettel 08-06-2010 1:32 PM

hahahahahah^^
mad props.
you killed it!

kenteck 08-06-2010 1:44 PM

wakeboards...... flopping in the wind at 70mph, one day im sure they will outlaw wakeboards in racks while towing your boat on the road faster than 40mph..

bcrider 08-06-2010 1:47 PM

Nice Bret Nice.

roomservice 08-06-2010 1:48 PM

missiles

hatepain 08-06-2010 1:52 PM

A midget back fisting!

trace 08-06-2010 2:06 PM

There's a guy around here with an old Supra with a gigantic tower that has two integrated observer seats. Basically they welded a couple rails across the middle of a really tall tower, and mounted a couple dune buggy seats to them, facing backwards. I've seen it in action on the lake, too - it's pretty sweet, really. This was also one of the first towers on a boat in this area - I remember seeing that boat around in like '98.

The boat is actually for sale right now if anyone's interested. :) It's parked on the side of highway 620 near Mansfield.

h2ohangtime 08-06-2010 2:11 PM

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Stiffy tower...saw one of these on Don Pedro one time (the sail wasn't deployed) and needless to say, we were scratching our heads.

BWB745 08-06-2010 2:30 PM

^^ What in the world is the point of that?

pierce_bronkite 08-06-2010 2:40 PM

Missile speakers.

About 10 bundled noodles zip tied to the tower.

h2ohangtime 08-06-2010 2:46 PM

Brian, not sure about the sail (maybe it's just a novelty?), but the tower extension that it sits in was apparently about a 10-foot extender that you attached your wakeboard rope to in order to get extra hang time. I don't know if it ever worked, but it sure was weird looking.

knobs42 08-06-2010 2:47 PM

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Used pair of wetsounds for sale for $1600!

08-06-2010 2:57 PM

The sail is suppose to stop the boat from swaying back and forth when the rope is attached to the top. If the rider is one side and the boat leans that direction the sail end moves that direction forcing the boat into an upright position...

http://www.wakepics.com/article/135/...stiffy-towers/

hatepain 08-06-2010 4:11 PM

Thats genius and only $1500...:rolleyes:

tyler97217 08-06-2010 4:30 PM

justin... ha ha

bill_airjunky 08-06-2010 5:37 PM

Those cheater towers are one insane ride. Try it sometime.

Craziest thing I've ever seen mounted on a tower is a little oral Annie blow up sex doll. One of the guys on Sammamish pulls her out once in a while. Needless to say, things usually get pretty carried away at that point!

jonnymatrix5 08-06-2010 6:13 PM

Those speakers look pretty tough! What a deal... used speakers for $1600. Does that come with a free pair of Stunna shades too?

kirk 08-06-2010 6:18 PM

Not weird but.....


http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q...r007/girls.jpg



A lot better than this...

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q...86_4278776.jpg

bennn 08-06-2010 9:29 PM

haha nice pics kirk

beretta5spd 08-07-2010 5:59 PM

just saw a 5 foot tall bright orange stuffed parrot strapped on a tige tower today. should have taken pics

bkoz 08-07-2010 8:36 PM

My freind has a disco ball. This is the only pic I have of the ball I think, i'll try to find one with it on at night.

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-..._3884786_n.jpg

bkoz 08-07-2010 8:42 PM

Another pic I have. Cant find any with it at night but it looks pretty cool.

http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l2...oating/004.jpg

rebelman10 08-08-2010 11:34 AM

New option for 2011 is a 12v blender for your favorite juicer?

rebelman10 08-08-2010 11:48 AM

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My very own back up camera

andrewjet 08-15-2010 7:36 AM

Love the back up camera, what are you using it for exactly? Jet

joesell 08-15-2010 9:07 AM

Duh, backing up!!

andrewjet 08-15-2010 9:16 AM

OK..ok. Just making sure..picking up a rider when your done, backing up, wasnt sure. :rolleyes:

trace 08-16-2010 8:39 AM

Stopped and took a couple pics for y'all...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...ble/wake/1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...ble/wake/2.jpg

sse01 08-18-2010 7:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by trace (Post 1622667)
Stopped and took a couple pics for y'all...

Here is a listing for it!

http://austin.craigslist.org/boa/1905229344.html

mattgettel 08-18-2010 7:41 AM

i would give 10 for it!

bill_airjunky 08-18-2010 9:40 AM

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You hangin out in Texas this week, Trace? Those guys are great fabricators & have done some sweet towers over the years.

psudy 08-18-2010 10:21 AM

Does that act like a trampoline?

bill_airjunky 08-18-2010 10:47 AM

Yep. Pretty sure I've posted these here before. Their down in the Houston, TX area. I'm sure it's a liability, but the last I talked to them, they were lovin it. And thinkin about building a 2nd one for another boat.

http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r...ffbf46fba0.jpg

http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r...93107_0_BG.jpg

http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r...r/SANY0246.jpg

ilikebeaverandboats 08-18-2010 11:14 AM

that rampoline is kinda cool actually haha.

olmoomba 08-18-2010 11:43 AM

That's a buddy of mine, the trampoline does function and provides awesome shade! AND you can see up through the trampoline to perv out a bit!

bill_airjunky 08-18-2010 12:25 PM

HEhe, sweet. Gotta love that feature in a boat! ;)

Hey Fred,
Did they finish the tri-level boat house yet? I haven't seen any pics of it since it was being built. Looked like it was gonna be sweet. Especially with the cable ride down to the main house.

burbanized 08-18-2010 6:46 PM

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olmoomba 08-19-2010 12:46 PM

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Originally Posted by bill_airjunky (Post 1623994)
HEhe, sweet. Gotta love that feature in a boat! ;)

Hey Fred,
Did they finish the tri-level boat house yet? I haven't seen any pics of it since it was being built. Looked like it was gonna be sweet. Especially with the cable ride down to the main house.

I dont' know about the zip line, but he just sent me pics of the boat house and dock. The bulkhead has been finished and his boathouse has been done since late spring I estimate. Looks flippin' awesome!

I am all about the train horns on the tower, I was trying to figure out how it would look, not so bad. Item number 102 just added to my list. :)


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