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boardjnky4 06-05-2012 7:03 AM

What tower do I have?
 
Starting to look at tower accessories and need to know what type of tower I have so I can get the clamp diamater. Can anyone help?

http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/l...n/SAM_0165.jpg

simplej 06-05-2012 7:17 AM

Why don't you just measure it....

boardjnky4 06-05-2012 7:22 AM

I don't have a good tool to do that with. Using a regular tape measure is too hard to tell within an 1/8" what it really is. I figured with all the boat knowledge here that someone would probably know off the top of the head what it is.

simplej 06-05-2012 7:24 AM

Then measure the diameter and back calculate it with a ribbon tape measure...

mendo247 06-05-2012 7:25 AM

What kind of boat?

williamburell 06-05-2012 7:25 AM

Step 1: Cut a piece of string
Step 2: Wrap string around tower
Step 3: Measure string
Step 4: Do basic math

MWG 06-05-2012 7:28 AM

Here is a chart based on the circumference
http://www.diywake.com/shop/shopcontent.asp?type=clamp

williamburell 06-05-2012 7:32 AM

pi = 3.14159265

wakereviews 06-05-2012 7:47 AM

looks like 1 7/8 - 2 to me. Looks like a ProFlight Swoop but the top is different. Maybe a Skylon? ProFlight (non-chubby) are 1 7/8 and the Skylons are 2.

razzman 06-05-2012 7:50 AM

That looks like a ProFlight tower to me. Don't bother trying to contact them though, they're out of business.

boardjnky4 06-05-2012 7:52 AM

It's a 2006 Centurion Elite V

Proflight Swoop has different feet than this one. Round vs Diamond shaped. The proflight also has the knob to fold the tower on the inside, not the outside.

Thanks for the measuring suggestions, I'll give it a shot. Would still be nice to know what tower it is though.

Thanks

williamburell 06-05-2012 8:06 AM

Tom you might be wrong on that one. The proflight did come with diamond feet and the knob on the outside.

Check out the red centurion in this ad

http://www.onlyinboards.com/Accessor...imini-Top.aspx

boardjnky4 06-05-2012 8:11 AM

Looks like it might be an OEM XTP tower

boardjnky4 06-05-2012 8:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by williamburell (Post 1757424)
Tom your wrong on that one. The proflight did come with diamond feet and the knob on the outside.

Check out the red centurion in this ad

http://www.onlyinboards.com/Accessor...imini-Top.aspx

hmmm, the green one is actually the closest fit because the others have oval cross bars.

boardjnky4 06-05-2012 8:15 AM

OK, I just found the original invoice for when the boat was purchased

"Air Warrior with Swoop Tower - STD"

williamburell 06-05-2012 8:16 AM

idk but if it is you need that bimini. BA!

boardjnky4 06-05-2012 8:18 AM

BA agreed ... I already have a standard bimini though and need other **** first ... like a bangin stereo and some board racks! Tower wayyyyy too naked

williamburell 06-05-2012 8:37 AM

I'll see if I can find the deal I got. Got a set of the kicker 6500.2's for like 240 shipped. Throw 2 sets of cans in and your $ on your tower speakers. I would go crazy w/o board racks though. I snapped a bungie with a buffer and having a hard enough time with just 1 rack

boardjnky4 06-05-2012 8:39 AM

yeah, the board racks are the number 1 need at the moment. I can do without the stereo, but the boards are taking up too much space around the boat. My wife is antsy for a better spot to store her towels LOL

boardjnky4 06-05-2012 10:14 AM

Looks like it's indeed an XTP Swoop tower.

http://www.centurioncrew.com/index.p...ower-size-help

ilikebeaverandboats 06-05-2012 10:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by williamburell (Post 1757408)
Step 1: Cut a piece of string
Step 2: Wrap string around tower
Step 3: Measure string
Step 4: Do basic math

What he said. :cool:

williamburell 06-05-2012 5:44 PM

Good now you can stop the lolligaggin and buy some racks!

boardjnky4 06-05-2012 5:59 PM

Measurements confirm 1 7/8

Thanks guys

xstarrider 06-05-2012 6:46 PM

Sorry Tom, saw the post a little late. It is for sure an 1/7/8. Depending on if the boat came from west coast or east coast will give you the Tower MFG. West coast used Proflight and East Coast switched to XTP if I recall, but had a pretty identical look and measurements.

Not sure what you are looking at rack wise, but I had 4 sets of racks on mine as I towed a ton of people back then and the DIYwake.com adjustable racks fit between those high up cross members perfect;y and rarely interfere with a docking situation. They are rock solid, never spin and are dirt cheap. When the rubber wears out you just buy the replacement pre cut strips. Otherwise you choices are endless on racks

boardjnky4 06-05-2012 6:52 PM

Yeah I'm thinking about doing those cheap easy racks and then putting the surf board overhead on the tower.

Boat was purchased in NC so I assume it was built out here too.

xstarrider 06-05-2012 6:56 PM

Yup def not proflight then, but regardless you have the 1 7/8 size correct. Hope you're enjoying the new ride. Looks like you about to have some fun making it yours.

Like i said they are rock solid and bombproof. I have owned over 5 sets and all re still in use. 2 sets of those going on year 6


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