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Old    Kris (zammer)      Join Date: Jan 2008       05-01-2014, 8:31 PM Reply   
Since there has been some discussion about the new forward tower that Sanger started putting on their 2013+ boats I thought i would share the Samson Blade tower I just installed on my 2013 v215...
I bought this boat new in the fall and it had the newer forward swoop tower on from the factory in white and I removed it to put the Blade Tower on.. The original tower was mounted too far back in my opinion so I moved the new mounting spot ahead 14" towards the bow for the blade tower. This was simple to do as this only left 2 exposed holes that i covered with Sanger's billet trim plate on top of the gunwale.
It looks much more balanced now on top of the gunwale. One thing to be aware of that is different though is it does not clear the windshield which is what Sanger had in mind mounting the swoop tower further back i believe, but it is fine because of narrow sides on the blade tower even when resting on the windshield i can get through my 8 foot garage door no problem (with 6-8" to spare at least, even with the 4 speakers (if left on).. So its great! I'm pumped about the new look it has given my boat and with the tower I got the Samson Typhoon swivel racks and 4 SD-7 speakers as well...
When searching on the internet for Blade tower pictures on a v215 i didnt see any so here are some below... On my boat build sheet i believe the Blade tower is an option from the Sanger factory if wanted as an upgrade.. I would definitely go for it in a heartbeat.
Now waiting another week for the ice to melt and get on the lake and try out this boat!

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Old    Darren Yearsley (ralph)      Join Date: Apr 2002       05-01-2014, 9:12 PM Reply   
That is the first Sanger I've seen with a reverse swoop that looks good, nice work. Also means you can ride a foot longer rope too. Boom.
Old    Travis (fman)      Join Date: Nov 2008       05-01-2014, 9:37 PM Reply   
That should be standard on every Sanger, great job, it looks awesome. Makes the boat look totally different with that tower.
Old    RB (boardman74)      Join Date: Jul 2012       05-02-2014, 5:42 AM Reply   
Looks good. Reminds me of the Malibu tower.
Old    Shawndoggy (shawndoggy)      Join Date: Nov 2009       05-02-2014, 5:50 AM Reply   
that looks sooooo much better than sanger's goofy tower! Nice job.
Old    Ryan K (FastR3DN3K)      Join Date: Jun 2013       05-02-2014, 6:06 AM Reply   
Definitely much sexier, and I like how it puts the swivel racks in a proper position where you're not having to stand on the back seat to use them.
Old    Kris (zammer)      Join Date: Jan 2008       05-05-2014, 8:14 AM Reply   
Thanks guys. I'm very happy with the look and the tower folding task is pretty quick and easy as well using 2 assiting shocks to make the weight of the tower when collapsing simple for anyone to drop in minutes no prob.
Check out this Video on how easy it is to collapse:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FzpApnIBdko
The best thing about these forward arch towers IMO is the visibility is increased now when you have boards on your racks etc there is nothing blocking your view when compared to a traditional 4 point tower. Almost feels like there is no tower on the boat, i def noticed that the first time i was on the lake for a couple hours with the old tower on in the fall. Maybe thats also because the tower was so far back haha
Old    Hate N Pain (hatepain)      Join Date: Aug 2006       05-05-2014, 9:01 AM Reply   
That's an awesome tower and a real nice upgrade.
Old     (nautibouys)      Join Date: Aug 2010       05-05-2014, 9:09 AM Reply   
Looks really good. Much better than the new factory tower, not just in placement but in the build of it as well. Never understood why Sanger wouldn't have just had the tower fold backwards like the new NXT if they were concerned about clearance height instead of moving the tower back.
Old    Brett Yates (polarbill)      Join Date: Jun 2003       05-05-2014, 10:29 AM Reply   
that looks awesome. The problem with the sanger tower isn't just because the tower it far back, it is also the windshield design. If the windshield on the V215 went rather back like teh V237 it wouldn't look as weird.
Old    Wellman (scwellman)      Join Date: Nov 2006       05-05-2014, 7:28 PM Reply   
Best looking forward style tower on a Sanger bar none. Did you post that on the Sanger forum too?
Old    Karen Nelems (nelems)      Join Date: Mar 2010       05-07-2014, 7:48 AM Reply   
Really good looking boat and tower! I like the Sanger lettering style too.
Old    Kris (zammer)      Join Date: Jan 2008       05-10-2014, 11:38 PM Reply   
I actually did post it on the Sanger forum as well if anyone had interest seeing what a different style of forward tower would look like .. I thought i'd try the new TILT lettering as well, it is a bit smaller then the Old English that was on it originally and I haven't seen this style on Lettering on a Dagger Graphic Sanger..
Old    Richard Coop (mendo247)      Join Date: Mar 2005       05-11-2014, 7:43 AM Reply   
Looks great!

Do you have any before pics with the Sanger tower?
Old     (nitrousbird)      Join Date: Sep 2008       05-11-2014, 8:55 AM Reply   
That looks great. Easily my favorite aftermarket tower.
Old    Kris (zammer)      Join Date: Jan 2008       05-11-2014, 7:11 PM Reply   
Heres a picture the day it came home..

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Old    Hey, You scratched my anchor! (bftskir)      Join Date: Jan 2004       05-11-2014, 10:53 PM Reply   
You can spend a lot more money but it won't get you a better boat than a Sanger
Old    Rob Porter (robeport)      Join Date: Jul 2013       05-12-2014, 5:11 PM Reply   
What is your plan for the old OEM tower?
Old    Richard Coop (mendo247)      Join Date: Mar 2005       05-12-2014, 8:17 PM Reply   
I like the Sanger tower so much more once the boat is in the water vs the trailer. I actually think they look pretty good.
Old    Kris (zammer)      Join Date: Jan 2008       05-13-2014, 2:29 PM Reply   
Yeah it does look better on the water ..
I guess I'm going to sell it soon here , but I made it into a jungle
Gym for the kids over winter so they climb on it instead of me lol
All their friends go crazy when the come over
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Old    Kris (zammer)      Join Date: Jan 2008       05-13-2014, 3:53 PM Reply   
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