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Old     (Riley212)      Join Date: May 2015       06-14-2015, 2:07 AM Reply   
Possibly buying my first boat tomorrow; An 89 ski nautique

it needs a tower. unfortunately new dimensions doesn't make a model for this year.

i was looking at monster mt1 or joystick pro series but i found this picture and don't know who makes the tower. maybe you guys do.

Old     (h20king)      Join Date: Dec 2009       06-14-2015, 7:16 AM Reply   
buddy has a Samson sports on his. Super solid tower
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Old     (derek23)      Join Date: Oct 2006       06-14-2015, 4:00 PM Reply   
I don't know how they perform but I have always liked the joystick pro series tower on these boats. Plus they are inexpensive. Good luck.
Old     (Bam6961)      Join Date: Apr 2011       06-14-2015, 5:44 PM Reply   
i believe its from the air nautique FCT(Flight Control) tower by New Dimensions. just scroll down to nautique exact fit.

airboom makes a similar tower. my friend had one on his and it was very nice!

arial make similar ones too.
Old     (tripsw)      Join Date: May 2006       06-17-2015, 7:24 AM Reply   
New Dimension! I see they only list the '82-'86 2001 on their site, but would find it strange if they can't make one for '87-'89. Have you inquired? The one in thr pic you posted is ND as well.

Don't ruin your pretty boat with an ugly tower!
Only other nice one I've seen besides ND is the Razor (don't remember brand).
Old     (Riley212)      Join Date: May 2015       06-17-2015, 11:38 AM Reply   
I did end up getting the boat

Apparently the picture i posted is of an old AirBoom towers design that they don't make anymore. looks like a good FCT knockoff though

i think this boat has the same tower and the owner mentions it is an airboom

The Samson tower is expensive and ugly imo. If they made the top corners 90ish degree bends rather than two 45 degree bends and a flat it would look a lot better.

I also like the looks of the Joystick signature tower but they have no pictures of it on my boat.

I got a flyhigh pole from craigslist for pretty cheap so that will do for now, anyone know where to get a board rack that fits on the flyhigh pole?
Old     (joshugan)      Join Date: Apr 2005       06-17-2015, 11:54 AM Reply   
Congratulations on the new boat. 2001s are so awesome! The 88 2001 was my first boat. I attached a picture of it with the tower we put on it. It is a used FCT that we bought from a boat dealership for $300. But we are good friends with the owners of the dealership. The friend I sold it to has since painted the tower red and it looks incredible. (No good pictures though, unfortunately.)

We did have to make cuts to the front support and weld them in at the right angle. We also replaced all the feet as the angles were not right.

So if you can find an old FCT tower and have some no-how you can do it yourself (even though my friend can weld we paid someone to do it professionally).

Also, I don't recommend you get the board holder for the pylon. I got one of eBay and the boards were just too in the way of everything. We rarely used it.
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Old     (kramer)      Join Date: Feb 2010       06-17-2015, 11:58 AM Reply   
I put a joystick tower on my old 1984 ski nautique 2001. It looked really good and was very solid but I cant seem to find any pictures of it. It was pretty easy to install and I think I only paid around 600 for it 4 years ago or so.
Old     (kramer)      Join Date: Feb 2010       06-17-2015, 12:05 PM Reply   
Not my boat but this is the same tower I put on my 2001 except I put the front legs in front of the windshield and it looked much better in my opinion.
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Old     (Riley212)      Join Date: May 2015       06-17-2015, 12:26 PM Reply   
does the joystick fold backwards or forewards?
Old     (ifishok)      Join Date: Mar 2002       06-17-2015, 5:07 PM Reply   
I have the newer Samson tower on my 1989 2001 and I believe it looks great. Name:  uploadfromtaptalk1434585947427.jpg
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Old     (Riley212)      Join Date: May 2015       06-18-2015, 6:16 AM Reply   
that tower looks way better than the old style
Old     (wakebordr11)      Join Date: May 2001       06-18-2015, 6:46 AM Reply   
That new sampson and boat in general look awesome! Nice work!

I would put the following towers on a 2001:
1) If I had the coin, a Gen 2 (I think pictured above) New Dimensions FCT.
2) That sampson tower pictured directly above
3) Monster Tower
Old     (Riley212)      Join Date: May 2015       06-18-2015, 7:05 AM Reply   
Any idea on this tower?
Old     (onlyinboards)      Join Date: Oct 2014       06-18-2015, 7:17 AM Reply   
Roswell Aviator tower on a 2001
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Old     (Bam6961)      Join Date: Apr 2011       06-18-2015, 9:22 AM Reply   
Old     (Riley212)      Join Date: May 2015       06-19-2015, 10:40 AM Reply   
Got an email back from Wayne at new dimensions. They do in fact make a FCT2 style tower for 87-89 years, even though it is not a listed option on the website. he sent me pictures too.

I will be saving my pennies for one powder coated white.
Old     (joshugan)      Join Date: Apr 2005       06-19-2015, 12:53 PM Reply   
Good call. It's the best looking tower for the 2001 and you'll be glad you did it.
Old     (xstarrider)      Join Date: Jun 2007       06-19-2015, 3:54 PM Reply   
I am digging that Aviator on that 2001.

Would have loved to see black to match the windshield, but the white is looking good too
Old     (nick_in_ssp)      Join Date: Aug 2006       06-19-2015, 5:01 PM Reply   
My 2001 that I sold to upgrade a couple years ago. Got the tower from ebay and had to chop and weld 10" out of the center on top. Then it fit like it was made for the boat
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Old     (Riley212)      Join Date: May 2015       06-19-2015, 8:24 PM Reply   
maybe get it color matched teal.

this is my boat


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