So i just got a 96' malibu sunsetter LX and i ordered a tower and had that put on no more than 2 months ago. We brought the boat home and my brother was pulling it out of the driveway when the rope knob caught onto the basketball hoop net and began to pull. The whole pole was uprooted from the ground and broke the whole thing. I dont care about the hoop im just glad nothing happened to the boat. Lucky for us it is a strong a$$ tower. Not a very important thread... just thought i would share a dumb moment.