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Old    jbpetty6203            08-04-2008, 3:03 PM Reply   
So, this past Saturday we were at the sand bar doing are usual routine and a guy in a 19ft Bryant I/O showed up with monster tower... after going over and chatting with him and his girl for a while he asks if we would like a pull. I have a 18ft Crownline I/O, first boat ever and have really been wakeboarding since about May. So I jumped at this chance since all my friends have no trouble mentioning to me how much I need a tower. Anyway, after about 2 short passes I was easily doing w2w heelsides which have almost been impossible for me behind my boat. I also had enough hang time to throw in a few short grabs and also landed in the flats as well. Just wanted to see if anyone knows of a better deal than DIYwake.com has, theirs is 799 free shipping..... and to express my feelings about finally getting a pull from someone that has a tower awesome.... cant wait to meet someone with a malibu or mastercraft.... haha
Old    Kevin (pri3st)      Join Date: Aug 2007       08-04-2008, 3:34 PM Reply   
DIY has the universal tower for $498, but it's UGLY. The swoop one your looking at comes with a free rack, too for $799....about as cheap as your going to find

(Message edited by pri3st on August 04, 2008)
Old    Jeremy Byrom (wakerider111)      Join Date: Jul 2006       08-04-2008, 5:24 PM Reply   
bigairpylons.com
has a pretty nice and cheap one too.

also do some searches in the boats and accessories discussion pages... or whatever name it goes by
Old    get_sum            08-07-2008, 8:59 PM Reply   
here's some pics of the DIY on my 19.5' Tahoe... I rides/looks very good...

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk218/lukehosman/CIMG0966.jpg
http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk218/lukehosman/CIMG0967.jpg
http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk218/lukehosman/CIMG0968.jpg
http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk218/lukehosman/CIMG0969.jpg
http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk218/lukehosman/CIMG0971.jpg


(Message edited by get_sum on August 07, 2008)
Old    Matt Forrest (wakeboardmatt)      Join Date: Jun 2007       08-08-2008, 12:06 AM Reply   
Just out of curiosity luke did you do the instilation on that your self?

If so how long did it take?

And if now, how much did it cost to get installed?
Old    Ben Wilshusen (hyperboarder05)      Join Date: Jan 2008       08-08-2008, 6:54 AM Reply   
I built my own pylon for my own 85' Welcraft I/O. It Looks sweet and rides perfect. the beauty of it is that it cost me under $100 to do.
Old    MM (wakechica)      Join Date: Jul 2007       08-08-2008, 7:36 AM Reply   
Ben how did you build yours? I have an 88 WEllcraft I/O.
Old    Jesse L Schaal (hyperliteguy_04)      Join Date: Jun 2007       08-08-2008, 7:43 AM Reply   
we took a 7 foot piece of galvanized pipe, ratchet straps, and a piece of cable.

Made a base out of wood for the bottom of the pylon, ran the cable to the front of the boat, ratchet straps to each corner of the back of the boat.

Works GREAT!!!!

i dont have any pics here at work but Ben does at home, he should be on later today!
Old    Steve (whirli_7)      Join Date: Aug 2003       08-08-2008, 8:58 AM Reply   
this is what I did. to our crestliner growing up. I took a long peace of galvanized pipe. Installed a base from a dock in the bottom of the ski-locker. Custom made a cover for the ski-locker out of 1" Plywood so the pole could be slid in and out. Then used three cables running to three different points in the front of the boat. One over the nose, two off the cleats on either side. Red-neck engineering but it worked great
Old    Hey, You scratched my anchor! (bftskir)      Join Date: Jan 2004       08-08-2008, 12:23 PM Reply   
so 7 feet is better than 3 feet off the water, what about 14 feet?
Upload

heres the redneck model
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Old    Raymond Foster (burban89)      Join Date: Nov 2006       08-08-2008, 12:29 PM Reply   
I installed the bigairpylon tower on my 02 bayliner. And it was great and looked really good also. Sold her this year though.
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Old    Raymond Foster (burban89)      Join Date: Nov 2006       08-08-2008, 12:32 PM Reply   
Here is a pic with boards and speakers on it.

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Old    Ben Wilshusen (hyperboarder05)      Join Date: Jan 2008       08-12-2008, 9:21 AM Reply   
MM,Jesse pretty much said how we did it, he helped me build it. i'm having some problems getting pics on here but i will keep tring later. Also i can send you the plans that i made if you want.
Old    Kelly (weskel)      Join Date: Jan 2007       08-12-2008, 12:25 PM Reply   
Hey Raymond,

I am thinking about putting a Big Air Pylon tower on my Chaparral this winter, how did you like it, was it solid? Did it raddle in choppy water?

Thanks for any info
Old    Tony (guitsboy)      Join Date: Aug 2005       08-12-2008, 1:33 PM Reply   
The DIY wake tower is PIMP. You simply can not beat it for the price. If the custom tower on my boat now ever falls off the boat during a set and sinks to the bottom of the lake, I wouldn't hesitate to buy another DIY tower.

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