A friend of mine realized and pointed something out to me about Towers and their placement and design that i never thought of before.
He has a I/O boat with an aftermarket tower that he placed on the back of the boat vs the center as is traditional. He likes it in back for a few reasons but realized last trip that this sacrifices the ability to use a longer rope. at first i did not get it, but then it really opened up my mind:
*** The longer a rope is the larger the arc you will have behind the boat to build a good edge. Also the longer the rope the less resistance to air you will have too. If his tower was mounted more forward we would have 5 to 10 additional ft. of rope, but still be riding in the same spot behind the boat. This could also be a benefit of forward swooping towers. ***
What are some other factors for tower position??
point from which the boat will be pulled on from a hard leaned-over cut in the flats