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Old    B. Eriksen (scanboarder)      Join Date: Feb 2005       07-15-2006, 10:21 AM Reply   
Finally found a local dealer that offers skylon swoop towers for... $ 2700 !!!
W T F ???
I'm gonna build my own waaaaaay cheaper than that}
Old    Kyle L (skier12)      Join Date: Mar 2006       07-15-2006, 10:24 AM Reply   
I'm in the process of putting a titan series one on $1200 shipped. It's custom made to your dimensions. Wakeside.com
Old    Marshallk (marshk344)      Join Date: Jun 2005       07-15-2006, 1:40 PM Reply   
Bob, we just put a Monster on our boat and are very happy with it. It was 1175 w/ free shipping im pretty sure. Also pretty to install. 2700 is rediculous though.
Old    Dirty D (dkjbama92mariah)      Join Date: Dec 2005       07-15-2006, 1:58 PM Reply   
They're not cheap by any means, but TIG welding aluminum is labor intensive.

DKJ
Old    Jay (jaybird)      Join Date: May 2006       07-15-2006, 3:23 PM Reply   
AH ya I have probably 80 hours in my tower bimini an swim platform all built by me thats $3200.00 not to mention the cost of materials and the R&D just to put it together I dont think I will ever do that again I love the braggin rights I get but not that much.
speakin of braggin rights I did the paint too check my profile
JJ
Old    Dirty D (dkjbama92mariah)      Join Date: Dec 2005       07-15-2006, 3:44 PM Reply   
Impressive work Jay. Welding is one skill i wish i had. I should've took shop instead of calculus; the math sure hasnt given me any tangible benefits.

DKJ
Old    Jay (jaybird)      Join Date: May 2006       07-15-2006, 4:10 PM Reply   
LOL
JJ
Old    B. Eriksen (scanboarder)      Join Date: Feb 2005       07-16-2006, 10:58 AM Reply   
Yeah, i was gonna go with regular 2" steel tubing and just mig weld it myself. I got that kind of equipment in my garage as i've been building Harleys the past 7 or 8 years.. Should be good enough if i just seal it and coat it properly.. i think... or i hope...
Old    GD (greatdane)      Join Date: Feb 2001       07-16-2006, 1:13 PM Reply   
A home brew tower will likely reduce the value of a boat while a name-brand tower will increase the value of the boat.

Plus, there is the engineering, parts, labor, warranty, liability, and oops factor...

Go with Monster or Titan. Monster's value is pretty tough to beat.

Monster Tower $1195 - Free Shipping
Old    Jay (jaybird)      Join Date: May 2006       07-16-2006, 2:18 PM Reply   
Being a brewing company owner and an avid home brewer I like the term "HOME BREW TOWER" ya buddy
JJ
Old    walt            07-16-2006, 2:29 PM Reply   
Like GD said go with Monster or Titan. I had a Monster on My last boat and was very happy with it. I also think Monster is a great example of how customer service should be.
Old    Jay (jaybird)      Join Date: May 2006       07-16-2006, 3:05 PM Reply   
Bob
If you build it out of steel tubing its going to be HEAVY I hope you never have to take it off the boat. mine is heavy enough as it is an its 6061 T6 BUT... I have to take mine off the boat often as I dont have storage tall enough.
Good Luck
JJ
post some picts when your done

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