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Old    Ryan Duckworth (ryand121)      Join Date: Feb 2007       02-01-2008, 9:48 PM Reply   
What are some of the pros and cons? Thanks in advance for the info.
Old    Adam Curtis (acurtis_ttu)      Join Date: May 2004       02-04-2008, 6:09 AM Reply   
One of the best options on my boat. Not one complaint.

It is pricey though.
Old    Billy (woreout)      Join Date: Aug 2006       02-04-2008, 6:18 AM Reply   
I love mine ZERO complaints.
Old    Nick (bird_dog0347)      Join Date: Feb 2006       02-04-2008, 7:10 AM Reply   
When you fold down the tower, is it out of the way? I know it tilts to the rear, but can it tilt forward so that when you fold the tower down it will not be pointing up?
Old    john setser (wakecrazy21v)      Join Date: Jan 2005       02-04-2008, 9:05 AM Reply   
You do need to take the Z5 off to take the tower down. LOve the Z5,we will have 4,5,6, boards on it sometimes plus other gear.Upload
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Old    travis moye (driving)      Join Date: Jan 2003       02-04-2008, 9:08 AM Reply   
I have had one since they first came out. I would not have a boat without you. I constantly have boards, skates, surfers, etc. I highly recommend it.
Old    Diggs (pdxWAKE) (tyler97217)      Join Date: Aug 2004       02-04-2008, 9:09 AM Reply   
Depending on your garage height you don't need to take it off to fold the tower down. Like you mentioned in your question you can simply undo the front or rear legs of the z5 and it will still fold and point up or down, but it does sit a higher than your tower legs if you are looking for clearance... if you need the clearance you need to take it off like john illustrated
Old    Nick (bird_dog0347)      Join Date: Feb 2006       02-04-2008, 9:28 AM Reply   
I would likely have to take it off each time, but it should not be a problem. I can get the boat in there, but not if it is sitting higher than the tower legs.
Old    Cal (phenom_1819)      Join Date: Jan 2008       02-04-2008, 9:43 AM Reply   
Even if you leave just the front of the z5 cargo rack attached, it still will be about 9' tall or so. I was hoping for it to be under 8' but it's not even close. Thanks for the pics John, that's how I'll be doing it.
Old    LarryW (h2omantx)      Join Date: Jan 2007       02-04-2008, 10:12 AM Reply   
I have it on my 06 24SSV Gravity Games boat. It is great. It holds a ton of gear when needed, provides good shade, and is easy to use. When I tow the boat to the lake (+70mph) it holds up very well. I don't see any stretching of the material and never any problems with the mounts.
Old    Derek Hagood (darv)      Join Date: Aug 2006       02-04-2008, 2:28 PM Reply   
I did a search online and could not find a z5 cargo rack. Where do they sell them?
Old    Diggs (pdxWAKE) (tyler97217)      Join Date: Aug 2004       02-04-2008, 6:21 PM Reply   
Derek
mainly through a skiers choice dealer, but I know MC is starting to dabble in them and malibu did for a bit... Supra has really been the ones making them popular... i bet you see the other manufacturers doing it next year...
Old    wake (buguru)      Join Date: Feb 2006       02-04-2008, 7:53 PM Reply   
DARV~ are you ready to trade in that boat yet??? Come on down to the boat show and let talk....
Old    Hate N Pain (hatepain)      Join Date: Aug 2006       02-04-2008, 8:02 PM Reply   
So does the bimini have to be up all the time? If not is it a pain to take down?
Old    travis moye (driving)      Join Date: Jan 2003       02-05-2008, 5:04 AM Reply   
You have to get them directly from the dealer. I have had one on my MC for the past 4 years and love it. But, they do also make them for Skier's Choice and CC.

And, yes, it is either up or off. It is really easy to take off, especially if you have 2 people. But, the only time mine comes off is when I get a new boat. I'm a big fan of shade!

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