This is a bit of a tangent to the buying a tower thread so I thought I'd start my own. Does anyone have some good tips for tower installs? The tips I'm aware of:
-USE masking tape for initial alignment
-Drill backwards to prevent spider cracks
-Measure, measure, measure and then drill
My boat is pretty cheaply made so I'm assuming I'll need some backing on the fiberglass. How do I do that? Will a plate of some sort just under the fiberglass be good enough? Do I need to fiberglass the backing in? I've never worked with fiberglass before but I'm willing to learn if I need to.
How do I get the padded vinyl off the sides of the boat so I can get at the fiberglass underneath. I can feel some bolts sticking through on the inside. Do I just unscrew those and hope for the best? Is it the sort of thing that's really dependent on the boat?