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bigmac
10-06-2006, 11:04 AM
No clue what it costs - I'm sure it ain't cheap. Personally, I think it's pretty cool.

Air Sling retractable tower.... (http://www.airsling.com/exciting_news.cfm)

Video... (http://www.airsling.com/media/new_videos/garage.wmv)

Tryin-again
10-06-2006, 11:28 AM
It Is pretty cool - I guess they have a remote to raise & lower? I didn't see anyone in the boat....

I could make mine do that with some of the stuff in our maintence shed - but then it would be hydralic - and boy would a busted line foul up a boat interior.... :D

justinlkgb
10-06-2006, 11:39 AM
That would be an awesome tower!!!!!!Its about time someone came up with it. Any idea what's on the top of it, is it for a camera? I will guess the MSRP is around 5K.:(

michael freeman
10-06-2006, 01:04 PM
I don't know if that is a good idea. You are increasing the torque arm length on your tower and therefore putting a lot more pressure on the whole structure. That is going to eat up any safety margin the manf. put in the tower/boat.

Kind of like putting a helper bar on a wrench. Putting the same pressure on a longer torque arm can break things.

TMCNo1
10-06-2006, 01:17 PM
That would be an awesome tower!!!!!!Its about time someone came up with it. Any idea what's on the top of it, is it for a camera? I will guess the MSRP is around 5K.:(


It's called the Air Sling, the link,http://www.airsling.com/advantages.cfm

bcampbe7
10-06-2006, 01:18 PM
I think BigMac was directing us to the automatic retractable tower. It is air operated via a remote switch. Pretty cool idea, but I wonder what the mean time between failure is??? :eek3:

Workin' 4 Toys
10-06-2006, 02:16 PM
Looked interesting. I'd guess there is significant bounce on the water.