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Old    Brad (tazz)      Join Date: Oct 2003       07-30-2010, 7:53 PM Reply   
I just bought a 2001 Mastercraft 205V and want to put a tower on it. I've done some research and found a lot of options. I really like to Swoop towers, like the Pro-Fight but they are a bit expensive and I have to take the boat down there for a custom fit. I would really like to put a mastercarft tower on it but they don't make them for my hull anymore. Any ideas or suggestions? Thanks
Old    Matthew Bird (ldr)      Join Date: Nov 2002       07-30-2010, 8:55 PM Reply   
They do make them for your hull because they still make that hull. Look at the X1 it is the same boat as yours but it will also be expensive.
Old    Arek (splashbenidorm)      Join Date: Apr 2007       07-31-2010, 6:52 AM Reply   
I've got an X1 (old 205V) with the last tower and I must admit that it is not the stiffest tower I've seen. Still great looking tower anyway.
Old    Ctimrun (ctimrun)      Join Date: Aug 2009       07-31-2010, 9:53 AM Reply   
If you can't find a Mastercraft tower, look into Samson towers. A couple boats ago I put put one on one of our first inboards. IMO they are one of the best made towers available. I wish more MFG's would put Samson on their boats.
Old    Harold Hemming (h20king)      Join Date: Dec 2009       07-31-2010, 10:04 AM Reply   
x2 on Samson towers the razor would be a great choice
Old    Mr.Choppy (rektek)      Join Date: Aug 2005       07-31-2010, 7:47 PM Reply   
New dimension tower is the only one that will look correct for the boat. The others might actually devalue the boat
Old    Brett Yates (polarbill)      Join Date: Jun 2003       07-31-2010, 8:30 PM Reply   
My fist choice would be to find a 2005 or 2006 X2/X1/205V tower. The only way to get one though is used I am guessing. My second choice would be a Titan II or who ever makes it now. They look nice, are super solid, custom sized, easy to add racks and speakers to and are fairly priced. My third choice would be a new dimensions OEM style tower.
Old    gangstar (joe_crawley)      Join Date: Jan 2007       07-31-2010, 8:53 PM Reply   
Yup, 2005/6 x1 tower. I've got one and they work great, better than the 07 up x1 towers that use billet rear arms and a single top arms. Not sure where you can find one but if you can get XTP to make you one that's the ticket
Old    Tanner Worley (tw)      Join Date: Jul 2010       07-31-2010, 9:10 PM Reply   
Another vote for the 2005/2006 tower. Aside from being sturdy and functional they look great. I have always thought that the tower fits the boat perfectly. If you look at the boat from the side you will notice that the tower and windshield have the same profile. It seems that alot of boats have towers that don't fit them correctly. You can also go under a 7 foot garage door.
Old    gangstar (joe_crawley)      Join Date: Jan 2007       07-31-2010, 9:38 PM Reply   
Here is the 05/06 tower on my boat

Old    A-dub (behindtheboat)      Join Date: Aug 2006       08-02-2010, 7:38 AM Reply   
New Dimension. Custom fit, follows the windshield line perfectly
Old    Mr.Choppy (rektek)      Join Date: Aug 2005       08-02-2010, 8:52 AM Reply   
05-06 tower from a MC dealer is probably $4500 + installation
Old    Bruce Mac (brucemac)      Join Date: Dec 2005       08-02-2010, 11:59 AM Reply   
+1 on a-dub's rec....

ND for sure. it will be the same tower design and year specific as the 01 x-star.
Old    Brad (tazz)      Join Date: Oct 2003       08-04-2010, 6:58 PM Reply   
Thanks for all the input, I do like the newdimensions. Anyone know if they have a dealer in the Sacramento area or are they web order?
Old    Mr.Choppy (rektek)      Join Date: Aug 2005       08-04-2010, 7:24 PM Reply   
ND is web order, installation is not very hard if you don't mind drilling holes in your boat :-)
Old    DBC (ixfe)      Join Date: Aug 2008       08-04-2010, 11:17 PM Reply   
Originally Posted by rektek View Post
05-06 tower from a MC dealer is probably $4500 + installation
Not so fast... I asked my local dealer how much to put a current ('07+) tower on an old 205V and was told $8K was dealer cost. I threw up in a my mouth a little bit.
Old    Ian Brown (wakereviews)      Join Date: Sep 2006       08-05-2010, 6:50 AM Reply   
hit me up Brad, I'm a dealer.. .i'll hook you up.
Old    Harold Hemming (h20king)      Join Date: Dec 2009       08-05-2010, 7:11 AM Reply still think you should look at the Samson towers they are simply the best towers made and come with two rotating racks and a lighted tow point the welds are the best I have seen on a tower and I make my living welding so that should tell you something.Also Scot the owner is a great guy and stands behind all his goods and the price is only half of an 07+ mastercraft tower
Old    DBC (ixfe)      Join Date: Aug 2008       08-05-2010, 4:43 PM Reply   
^^^ +1 on the Samson towers. My buddy ordered his Calabria Pro V from the factory sans tower just so he could take it up to Samson (they are local to us) and have a Razor custom fit. That's how much he liked that tower.

I have been in his boat many times and it's a VERY good tower and makes his Pro V look so much better than stock. It's also super easy to raise and lower... all by yourself.

And... Samson makes tons of different racks so you can really add on lots... as you can see, my buddy has lots of rack storage! You can't do this on MC's tower.

You can't tell me that's not the hottest Calabria you've ever seen. It's all in the tower!!

Last edited by ixfe; 08-05-2010 at 4:45 PM.
Old    Eric Roberts (ers906)      Join Date: Feb 2010       08-11-2010, 4:09 PM Reply   
I agree with the Samson recommendation. I actually got mine through Ian Brown and it was great. They actually custom make the footings to contour to the individual gunnel shapes to minimize uneven stress points on the hull, thereby minimizing cracks etc. They are a great company to deal with as well. I actually had a piece of my bimini break (totally my fault) and they shipped the piece to me that day at no cost.


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