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Old    Chqwakeboarder (chqwakeboarder)      Join Date: May 2006       06-12-2006, 12:56 PM Reply   
This past weekend, we were on our 03 X2. We were hitting 1/2 foot chop and the tower was shaking significantly. The tower didn't seem like it was coming off or anything, but this is our first boat with a tower, and I am a little concerned. Does this seem like a problem?
Old    debsxstar            06-12-2006, 1:01 PM Reply   
I have an 02 Xstar and I once had to tighten up the hidden bolts which support the tower. They had worked its way loose. Make sure the tower is bolted tight to the boat. If it's tight then it just might be your are hitting big shop and it's jsut smacking your boat around. I hate riding in water like that becuase I think it's hard on the boat.
Old    Big E. (wakesetter101)      Join Date: Oct 2005       06-12-2006, 1:49 PM Reply   
Every boat i have ever seen has some sort of tower shaking in the rough lakes around here. I noticed mine started shacking more after adding speakers and boards/racks.
Old    Clayton191 (clayton191)      Join Date: Apr 2006       06-12-2006, 1:50 PM Reply   
mine rattles if I _dont_ have the speakers on there...
Old    Airmousam1 (mitchm)      Join Date: Sep 2002       06-12-2006, 2:23 PM Reply   
I have an 02 xstar tower on my 205, and it does rattle some in chop. There is some flex in the Zeroflex. I did tighten the 4 bolts this past weekend, and some were 3/4 turn loose. That may help you, but like Big E said, they have have some shaking
Old    Joe (joe_788)      Join Date: Aug 2003       06-12-2006, 2:57 PM Reply   
I have the same tower on my 04 X2, we call it the "Extraflex Flyer." You should check the 4 main mounting bolts to make sure they are good and tight. They wobble their way loose over time, and this contributes significantly to the tower shaking.

Tightening the bolts will help, but no matter what you do, this tower is still going to shake more than any other tower you see on the lake.

Old    Danny (boomerang)      Join Date: Feb 2006       06-12-2006, 3:50 PM Reply   
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Old    toolman            06-13-2006, 3:52 PM Reply   
LOL
Old    Steve™ (kingskrew)      Join Date: May 2004       06-13-2006, 4:31 PM Reply   
Danny:

You might find this enlightening.

-Steve
Old    Lionel (lionel)      Join Date: Nov 2005       06-13-2006, 4:35 PM Reply   
chqwakeboarder-how many speakers and board racks do you have on the tower? As noted above, the more weight up there, the more it will shake back and forth.
Old    Danny (boomerang)      Join Date: Feb 2006       06-13-2006, 5:34 PM Reply   
Steve,
There are seven post bashing MC in this thread alone. Why do you pick on me?
Old    Phatboypimp (phatboypimp)      Join Date: Apr 2005       06-13-2006, 5:38 PM Reply   
Internet Troll, that is damn funny. I have seen that stupid mastercraft picture 100 times and Danny has only been a member since Feb 06
Old    Steve™ (kingskrew)      Join Date: May 2004       06-13-2006, 6:13 PM Reply   
Danny,
There's a difference between saying a tower rattles or flexes a little, and refering to mastercrafts product as crap. I've ridden on almost every boat imaginable, and every tower moves and rattles a little bit. In fact, the most solid tower I can think of is on a friends x-star. Just chill about unnecessary boat bashing, no one here appreciates it.

-Steve
Old    Big Ed (big_ed_x2)      Join Date: Jul 2004       06-13-2006, 6:46 PM Reply   

quote:

Tightening the bolts will help, but no matter what you do, this tower is still going to shake more than any other tower you see on the lake.




I think the NVS speakers are not helping plus it's the tallest tower on the market.

I took my NVS off today b/c I have not tighten the 4 bolts all year and was towing my boat an hour,the tower shook less then ever even on d-ups.
Old    Airmousam1 (mitchm)      Join Date: Sep 2002       06-13-2006, 7:14 PM Reply   
Danny, you can't frieking count. Other that your lousy photoshop post, which is sooo old, I see one other post that has mild MC bashing. Are you 12 or something? Just curious.

The troll post was a good one
Old    Kevin McGuirk (ktmwakeboarder)      Join Date: Jun 2004       06-14-2006, 3:04 AM Reply   
Thank you Steve :-)
Old    Chqwakeboarder (chqwakeboarder)      Join Date: May 2006       06-14-2006, 5:45 AM Reply   
We have 4 clarion speakers on our tower, and a set of racks. So, is that what the tower is shaking so much?
Thankx for all the advice

P.S Danny, that picture is cool...if your a 10 year old girl.
Old    Scott Taylor (taylormade)      Join Date: Jun 2001       06-14-2006, 6:46 AM Reply   
Chq, I have an 04 X2 with the same tower, same speakers and somewhat same boardracks. My tower was shaking when someone would cut out hard and I just went through and tightened everything, including the allen wrench bolts and it's solid now, no noise.

As for Danny, I just find it funny how many times he's posted that picture. I believe he's been screwed by an unscrupulous MC dealer in the past and he's taking it out on MC as a result. It's a shame because I got royally screwed by a dealer, who ended up going out of business, then ignored by the manufacturer as well, but I'm not bashing them every time someone comes on here asking questions about them.
Old    Danny (boomerang)      Join Date: Feb 2006       06-14-2006, 2:30 PM Reply   
The problem that I had with the dealer was just the start of it, after I contacted MC and explained what the dealer had done, they could care less. Why should I promote their product?

Any how we all love our boats, and this is just a website, get over it.

And by the way I have 4 tower speakers, and swing away board racks, no rattles at all.
Old    Airmousam1 (mitchm)      Join Date: Sep 2002       06-14-2006, 3:35 PM Reply   
Danny, You're glass homeboy, you're glass
Old    Scott Taylor (taylormade)      Join Date: Jun 2001       06-14-2006, 7:49 PM Reply   
take your own advice and "get over it" just as I have... bashing other people's boats does nothing but spark anger, especially when you're offering nothing to help. Nuff said and I'm done with it.
Old    toolman            06-15-2006, 5:47 PM Reply   
I thought I would add a Babe pic to help keep this one going too!Upload
Old    Mike G (mike_gilbert)      Join Date: Sep 2004       06-15-2006, 6:11 PM Reply   
she looks like starvin marvin from the 1st season of south park
Old    AnT (regalado1)      Join Date: Dec 2005       06-15-2006, 6:14 PM Reply   
That's sad. Oh well, I'm over it. I'm getting ready to fire up the grill and slap some beef on there.
Old    Danny (boomerang)      Join Date: Feb 2006       06-16-2006, 4:18 AM Reply   
AN T,
That is cold dude.
Old    toolman            06-16-2006, 10:38 AM Reply   
Check out the two in the back ground.
Old    Danny (boomerang)      Join Date: Feb 2006       06-17-2006, 7:44 PM Reply   
Just the opposite!
Old    Roddyrod (wakeslife)      Join Date: Jul 2005       06-18-2006, 5:15 PM Reply   
Too bad that isn't even Danny's own photoshop project...

Upload

ouch
Old    Danny (boomerang)      Join Date: Feb 2006       06-18-2006, 7:40 PM Reply   
The photo shops not mine, I just stole it from a upset MC owner that was ranting about his boat.

Sorry
Old    Roddyrod (wakeslife)      Join Date: Jul 2005       06-18-2006, 7:56 PM Reply   
The photoshop's mine, it was a joke. Once upon a time it was funny.
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And thats coming from a MC owner. Couldn't be happier; already 30 hours on the new boat in 4 weekends!

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Old    Jeff Vaaler (jcv)      Join Date: Oct 2005       06-18-2006, 8:04 PM Reply   
Sweet boat. Maybe once upon a time the photoshop was funny, but never once since Danny has taken liberty over it. MC's kick ass.
Old    Scott Taylor (taylormade)      Join Date: Jun 2001       06-19-2006, 7:53 AM Reply   
I've put on over 50 hours in about 5 weeks... just incredible.
Old    toolman            06-20-2006, 3:47 PM Reply   
You could try some super glue
Old    Matt (pittsy)      Join Date: Apr 2004       06-20-2006, 7:51 PM Reply   
my 06 xstar tower makes a little bit of noise on the starboard side when the racks are full..i only have 2 speakers up there, but i have the cargo bimini which could weigh a lot!
Old    Danny (boomerang)      Join Date: Feb 2006       06-21-2006, 6:39 PM Reply   
Man,
thats to bad what is your dealer telling you to do?
Old    toolman            06-22-2006, 4:02 AM Reply   
I bet the Mastercraft dealer is trying to blame it on the tower speakers.
Old    Danny (boomerang)      Join Date: Feb 2006       06-22-2006, 6:56 PM Reply   
David,
Why would you say that, after what was spent on these boats,
I know the dealer will step up and fix the bad towers.
Old    tintin42            07-17-2006, 9:21 PM Reply   
when you guys say that your tower shake, how much is too much, because we just made install a roswell tower on our MC prostar190. It's not moving front to back, but can move almost 3 inches from side to side. The dealer say it's normal and I know that universal tower are known to shake and make some noise, but is that to much? thanks
* sorry for the bad english, not my mother language

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