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kevin 07-28-2012 2:17 PM

Boat Mirror
 
What would you recommend for a good mirror to watch the rider that won't cost me an arm and a leg?
Thanks in advance.

tyler97217 07-28-2012 2:26 PM

What kind of boat?

kevin 07-28-2012 8:46 PM

2000 centurion elite-v with a tower.

jrw160 07-28-2012 9:59 PM

ptm edge. If you can't afford it, save your money until you can

07-28-2012 11:08 PM

I would get one that sits as close to the top of the windshield as possible. IMO, the tower mounted mirrors sit to high and its very annoying having to actually raise your head to look back at the rider while driving. When the mirror is mounted to the windshield, all you have to do is move your eyes. It doesn't sound like a big deal but after driving my buddies xstar with the tower mounted mirror, I noticed the difference it makes on towing a rider.

melvinator 07-29-2012 8:50 AM

Cipa Extreme at walmart for $60. No brainer!
http://www.walmart.com/ip/CIPA-Extre...ndingMethod=rr

talltigeguy 07-29-2012 5:17 PM

I agree with Melvinator.

Jordan, any tower clamp can move up higher or lower depending on the tower. Just make sure to get a tower clamp that is adjustable once it is on the tower as well. I bought a cheapo one off of ebay that when mounted at the right height, the mirror would be turned at a 30 degree angle. To have it straight, it was mounted too high, even for me. And it also could not see the rider when the bimini was up. So the new clamp with the CIPA extreme from Walmart is awesome. It is adjusted to just the right height (as all of my other tower mounted mirrors have been), and I am very pleased with it.

There is something wrong with that Xstar mirror setup, that it could not be moved down lower on the tower leg and still be straight.

The mirror from walmart does not come with the right adapter for most tower clamps, so then you need to get the adapter. I got mine from Monster tower, and it was $40. Pretty expensive for a simple piece of alluminum with a couple of screws, but my mirror is perfectly functional now.

kevin 07-29-2012 8:20 PM

Thanks for the suggestions. I didn't even think to look at Walmart, they look like they would work good, maybe I'll give that a shot. I've gone this long without one so anything will be an improvement.

07-29-2012 9:10 PM

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Originally Posted by talltigeguy (Post 1771938)
I agree with Melvinator.

Jordan, any tower clamp can move up higher or lower depending on the tower. Just make sure to get a tower clamp that is adjustable once it is on the tower as well. I bought a cheapo one off of ebay that when mounted at the right height, the mirror would be turned at a 30 degree angle. To have it straight, it was mounted too high, even for me. And it also could not see the rider when the bimini was up. So the new clamp with the CIPA extreme from Walmart is awesome. It is adjusted to just the right height (as all of my other tower mounted mirrors have been), and I am very pleased with it.

There is something wrong with that Xstar mirror setup, that it could not be moved down lower on the tower leg and still be straight.

The mirror from walmart does not come with the right adapter for most tower clamps, so then you need to get the adapter. I got mine from Monster tower, and it was $40. Pretty expensive for a simple piece of alluminum with a couple of screws, but my mirror is perfectly functional now.

The problem with the xstar was that the hinge in the tower blocked the mount from moving any lower, move the mirror mount below the hinge and it would be in the windshield. That was just one little quirk i had while driving the star but im sure most other boats don't have that problem

JoLo_Si 07-30-2012 8:02 AM

Monster Tower tower mount works great for me. Very adjustable and descent vision and price. Windshield mounts block too much vision and aren't ajustable enough for me. The other thing about a windshield mount is that most of the mont and screw mechanism is made of plastic and it will loosen up after a few bounces through the double ups.

jmanolinsky 07-30-2012 10:02 AM

My only complaint about my windshield mounted mirror is that it gets hit by passengers going to the bow.

Dmac420sj 07-30-2012 11:43 AM

Walmart mirror looks nice for a cheapie I might have to grab one

camassanger 07-30-2012 11:45 AM

I agree Jman. I like the mirror low though. The optimum solution is one that mounts to the tower and sits just slightly above the windshield, and is solid. My opinion (these are the most expensive, which is why mine still sits on the windshield :-)

zacharoo 07-30-2012 12:20 PM

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Its pricey but worth it...hands down the best option availible.


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