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SDAhockey21
12-20-2006, 03:43 PM
I will finally be adding a new dimensions tower to the 96 Prostar 190. Picking it up this friday and will install myself sometime next week after christmas. Any words of advice, warnings, hints, tips, just anyhting that i should and should not do. Don't want any spider cracks so i do know to file down the edges of the holes i drill right? SO fire away guys give me anything. And pray to the firberglass gods too... lol

~Sam Adams

Ya my names a beer haha:D

Heres the Prostar

http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n118/SDAhockey21/DSCF2315.jpg

erkoehler
12-20-2006, 04:05 PM
start all holes while drilling in reverse. Once your through the gel, switch to forward gear :)

SDAhockey21
12-20-2006, 04:12 PM
thanks for the tip!

JKTX21
12-20-2006, 04:25 PM
Measure twice, three times, ten times, and drill once. Does Dimension send custom backing plates for your 190? I have helped install towers and we made sure we took our time and did it right. Those towers are the best looking IMO, wish I had one. Post pictures when you are done!

SDAhockey21
12-20-2006, 04:28 PM
they do send everything needed to install the tower so backing plates are included but i heard that i might have to trim them up a little bit to make em fit anyway

Foiler
12-20-2006, 04:46 PM
I read about a tip that sounded like a great ideal. Get some of the blue masking tape and put it down on the boat where all four of the tower base post are going to set. Then apply it to the bottom of the tower mounting post.

Place some of that one sided sticky velcro on both surfaces the boat and the tower mounts. This will help hold the tower while you're getting it centered and in the right position without fear of it sliding or falling. (Make sense)

I've never done it but it looked good on paper.
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SDAhockey21
12-20-2006, 05:09 PM
keep those tips coming!!!!

JKTX21
12-20-2006, 05:52 PM
Inventory all of the parts before you start, with the install guide as your checklist. Nothing I hate worse than starting a project and someone neglected to include all of the parts.

beef
12-20-2006, 07:19 PM
start all holes while drilling in reverse. Once your through the gel, switch to forward gear :)

I did mine this way, and didn't get a single chip.

I would add to chamfer the edges of the hole after drilling. Use a larger bit in reverse - just enough to angle the edges a little. That way if your bolt comes into contact with the edge of the hole, it won't crack the gel.

M-Funf
12-20-2006, 08:00 PM
I don't know if you'll want my opinion. It's not meant to be any kind of flame or anything...just my thoughts. (geez, now I'm prefacing my comments with a disclaimer so nobody get pizzed:( )

1) If your really concerned about it, have it professionally installed with a warranty on the work. That way, if there's a problem, it should be covered.

2) If you're going to do it yourself, but you'll be devastated if there's spider cracks, see number 1.

3) If you're going to do it yourself, get all the tips you can, do the best job you can, and be happy with the results.

Good Luck.

rodltg2
12-20-2006, 08:06 PM
cover the feet with cloth to protect the gel cvoat while figuring out the best place to set it.

SDAhockey21
12-20-2006, 08:25 PM
I don't know if you'll want my opinion. It's not meant to be any kind of flame or anything...just my thoughts. (geez, now I'm prefacing my comments with a disclaimer so nobody get pizzed:( )

1) If your really concerned about it, have it professionally installed with a warranty on the work. That way, if there's a problem, it should be covered.

2) If you're going to do it yourself, but you'll be devastated if there's spider cracks, see number 1.

3) If you're going to do it yourself, get all the tips you can, do the best job you can, and be happy with the results.

Good Luck.


lol i like it

Kyle's_prostar205
12-20-2006, 08:37 PM
I installed a New Dimenson tower on my 1997 Prostar 205. It was alot less painfull than I first expected. Be prepared to buy some epoxy or mix up a batch of commerical strength adhesive to attach the backing plates. Use some loctite on the bolts and it does not hurt to go and buy a few extra nuts and bolts and keep them in the boat. I found this out the hard way by loosing one in Lake Powell. Other than that it was a great expierence and I would promote anybody to to it on their boat. As soon as I can get to my computer at work I can send you some pics of my boat with the tower. Currently here in Colorado we are under about 2' of snow!!!! We have offically called it the Holiday Blizzard of 2006. It is horrible here today and not supposed to let up till tomarrow afternoon! Good Luck and Happy Holidays!!!!:) :)

Ramhouse
12-20-2006, 08:49 PM
Remember that boat was not built for a tower. Your deck and hull are only held together with rivits, if it's like my "93. I added 1/2" plywood gussetts to tie the hull and the deck together where the tower mounts.
This way it is sort of attached to the hull. I did it even in the back where the force is going down not like the front where it is pulling up. It's been a few years now and have had no problems what so ever. A little glass work is worth thousands!!!

Chief
12-20-2006, 09:27 PM
Chamfer the holes drilled with a stone grinding bit. I installed a tower on my old Prostar. I went to Home Depot and bought a tapered grinding bit that I could put in my drill. After you drill the holes take the grinding bit and chamfer out far enough that the bolts don't make contact with the gel coat. It looks nice and clean and will prevent spider cracks. Hope this helps

SDAhockey21
12-21-2006, 01:59 PM
Thanks for the tips guys these are good!! keep em coming!

SDAhockey21
12-21-2006, 03:23 PM
mo9re tips!!!!

Sodar
12-21-2006, 03:33 PM
Yeah, more tips! I just found out what the delearship wants to install one of these!! I will be doing it myself now!!

G_Anders
12-21-2006, 10:26 PM
Sodar,

How much for the stealership to install the tower?

wilhelmwake
12-21-2006, 11:03 PM
I had a 1995 prostar 190 and spent couple of months designing, manufacturing and installing a tower to it. Just thought that you'd like to see. Also I reinforced the area where I placed the tower feet with fiberglass.

Chief
12-21-2006, 11:52 PM
Chamfer, chamfer, chamfer or you will regret! Good luck

wilhelmwake
12-21-2006, 11:56 PM
I do not know whether the chamfer commnet was meant for me, but no worries.

When I did the install back in 2004 I chamfered every hole.:) Pick were just after driling the holes thru

Chief
12-22-2006, 06:51 AM
I do not know whether the chamfer commnet was meant for me, but no worries.

When I did the install back in 2004 I chamfered every hole.:) Pick were just after driling the holes thru

Not directed at ya, just emphasizing the importance of the chamfer, I had posted something earlier on how I chamfered my holes and I am not really fond of the larger drill running backwards methods to acheive the chamfer but thats my opinion because as long as the bolts don't come in contact with the gel coat then you are good to go. Sorry to make it seem like I was poking at ya! :)

jsc0324
12-22-2006, 08:12 AM
Please post photos when you finish. I plan to do the same to my ps190, but at this point think I will go for the professional install. My local dealer is new and will not start working on boats not purchased from them until May of next year (2007.) Your results might give me the courage to give it a shot....but for me, my better judgement tells me I would be happier going with someone more comfortable with this type of work. Good Luck!!!!!

Chief
12-22-2006, 08:30 AM
Please post photos when you finish. I plan to do the same to my ps190, but at this point think I will go for the professional install. My local dealer is new and will not start working on boats not purchased from them until May of next year (2007.) Your results might give me the courage to give it a shot....but for me, my better judgement tells me I would be happier going with someone more comfortable with this type of work. Good Luck!!!!!

It's easy, the key is to measure twice drill once and of course chamfer all holes. Also you have the satifaction that you did it and you know it's right. THere are several websites that show the process.

yippikaiyay
12-22-2006, 06:17 PM
Has anyone experienced any other major problems - aside from the spider cracks mentioned earlier?
I'm also planning on installing a New Dimension tower on a 97' 205.....

Footin
12-22-2006, 08:25 PM
Has anyone experienced any other major problems - aside from the spider cracks mentioned earlier?
I'm also planning on installing a New Dimension tower on a 97' 205.....

FYI, there is a New Demension tower on ebay for you boat right now.

NatesGr8
12-22-2006, 08:42 PM
when i did my monster tower i drilled the holes all the way through in reverse. for the chamfer i used a small needle file. also, i used masking tape in every place there was going to be a hole.

yippikaiyay
12-23-2006, 10:23 AM
FYI, there is a New Demension tower on ebay for you boat right now.

Thanks for the heads up Footin...

bigpack20
12-23-2006, 11:46 AM
Boat looks good

mitch
12-23-2006, 02:11 PM
I installed my 02 Zeroflex 3 years ago, did not drill in reverse or chamfer the holes (although that's prolly good advice), so far no cracks, did use a lot of masking tape. Make sure the backing plate (I used alum) for the back legs is bent to follow the contour of the curve. I used silicone for the 4 backing plates. 4 people total and it took about 3 hours. No beer until the holes were drilled :D piece of cake really. Good luck and post pics when you;re done.

JKTX21
12-24-2006, 04:00 AM
I second the "if you mount a backing plate on a curve" remark. I fabricated 1/4" steel backing plates for my buddies Monster tower, and we def. flattened out a couple of curves on the front of his boat.

SDAhockey21
12-27-2006, 12:31 PM
hye good news guys just got back from vacation and i have the tower in my possetion. And about them backing plates new dimension already has them curved and ready to go for you !! so don't worry about thats anymore!

SDAhockey21
12-27-2006, 01:01 PM
Installing the tower today so wish me luck!

here is a pick of the tower still packed up:)

http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n118/SDAhockey21/tower1.jpg

jimmer2880
12-27-2006, 01:05 PM
Good luck. Take lots of pic's & let us know how it goes.

Sodar
12-27-2006, 01:07 PM
Thats pretty cool! Did you pay for shipping? If so, how much was shipping?

SDAhockey21
12-27-2006, 01:11 PM
Depends on where you live. It is cheaper to ship to a commercial address the closer to tennesse the cheaper. $125 to florida commercial add $60 for ressidensial no matter were you are. Oh and 90 dollers commercial to south carolina if that helps.

Sodar
12-27-2006, 01:18 PM
Thanks. I guess I will just have to call them. I am thinking it will be about $700 to ship out to Southern California!

SDAhockey21
12-27-2006, 01:32 PM
dam... thats is insaine!

SDAhockey21
12-27-2006, 01:36 PM
Whats in the box..

http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n118/SDAhockey21/DSCF2370.jpg


the backing plates note the rear backing plates are already curved

http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n118/SDAhockey21/DSCF2367.jpg

and when people talk about glassing in the backing plates you don t litterally fiberglass the plates so the are covered by fibreglass you put a layer of the fiberglass body filler on the back of the plate and stick on the the hull and wait 20 minutes for it to dry and basically everything you need is included besides the tools, but you do get a pretty dam big allen wrench lol

SDAhockey21
12-27-2006, 01:38 PM
The directions are very detailed and as you can see from the pick its like 10 pages lol

SDAhockey21
12-27-2006, 07:15 PM
Problem.... well not such a big of a problem got it all centered up
but**** the directions say that i should measure 64 inches from the tip of the bow and when i center it up to that everthing else is off so should i ingore that and just go with what i have???

Chief
12-27-2006, 07:19 PM
Problem.... well not such a big of a problem got it all centered up
but**** the directions say that i should measure 64 inches from the tip of the bow and when i center it up to that everthing else is off so should i ingore that and just go with what i have???

Did you have a pole that you used for wakeboarding before? If so I would slide it over the pylon and center the tower from the factory pylon.

SDAhockey21
12-27-2006, 07:22 PM
no its no the maristar in SC... but i have a 4x4 by 80 that i have holding it up now

Chief
12-27-2006, 07:37 PM
I would ensure that the new towers tow point lines up perfectly with the factory ski pylon tow point. Maybe tie a nut to a string and tie it to the new towers tow point and let it hang down past factory tow point and adjust tower accordingly to align.

SDAhockey21
12-27-2006, 08:21 PM
Thats a good idea but now i have another problem..... they gave me the wrong backing plates... project on hold until i they call me back tomarrow. And i realised that they were wrong today just by chance when i was looking at them i decided to see if the two holes on the rear feet would line up and guese what they didn't... gee and i was just about to drill too. Hopefully i will still be able to go and try it out this weekend.....

SDAhockey21
12-27-2006, 10:51 PM
oih well....

SDAhockey21
12-27-2006, 11:45 PM
can't wait

rodltg2
12-28-2006, 12:07 AM
the tow point may be a bit furhter back than the ski pylon. and dont be surprised if the to point on the tower inst exactly lined up with the pylon horizontally either.

JKTX21
12-28-2006, 11:09 AM
Bummer man, I was looking forward to seeing some pictures this morning.

Sodar
12-28-2006, 11:13 AM
im not so impresed with new dimension towers anymore....
It will all work out! I know it is frustrating, but just hang in there!;)

Kyle's_prostar205
12-28-2006, 12:14 PM
My New Dimension tower om my 1997 205 is located behind my ski pylon. We actually stand on the motor cover to attach the rope and standing on the center of the motor cover the tower attachemnt point hits me about in the chest, so there is about 12" difference from the ski pylon to where the tower "pylon" is.16705

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I hope that these pics might help a little bit. Good Luck...Don't give up yet! :)

SDAhockey21
12-28-2006, 12:17 PM
I called em last night left a message called them just now and Ya gee Wayne is not in today so no one knows what i should do so he is goi9ng to call me tomarrow... that mean if he over nights backing plates to me thats all day saturday installing when i had planed to go try the tower out because it is suposed to be warm and sunny saturday.... looks like im stucck unless he can give me a quick fix.....

OR

what do you guys think should i take those backing plates and dill the holes so the are right and not wait to hear what wayne has to say since that would probly be what he tells me to do anyway??? i mkean if i screw them up he still has to send me new ones anyway so......

what you guys think yes or no im thinking yes...

but then again it would be nice to just have the right ones and know that they are right... welll?

Kyle's_prostar205
12-28-2006, 12:21 PM
I would rather see you wait and see what he has to say.If it were my MasterCraft I'd do it the most cautious way possible. I know you are itching to try it out but it might be worth it to wait and get his opinoin. :twocents:

Sodar
12-28-2006, 12:21 PM
I'd say drill the plates the right way, install it, but do not glass the plates in and have Wayne send you the new ones, once the new one's arrive, install those the way the manual specifies...

SDAhockey21
12-28-2006, 12:22 PM
ya i know....

SDAhockey21
12-28-2006, 12:23 PM
but hwat i don't want to do is wait then have him tell me that i should just drill a new hole in the plate to make it work.... that would really get me going

SDAhockey21
12-28-2006, 12:24 PM
well i know that a lot of you guys who had them installed by the dealer didn t even care to glass so that might be a good idea because i want to get the drilling over with becasue everything is perfectly centered

beatle78
12-28-2006, 12:29 PM
SDAhockey21

How does the tower itself look. I'm still waiting to pull the trigger on either New Dimension Tower or the XTP OEM tower from wakesiderides......

I hope things work out good with ND.

SDAhockey21
12-28-2006, 12:33 PM
well i will show you i will go take a pic right now of it resting on the boat so stay posted

SDAhockey21
12-28-2006, 12:33 PM
there are a bunch of pics earlier in the thread

SDAhockey21
12-28-2006, 12:33 PM
ok here are the pics...

SDAhockey21
12-28-2006, 12:44 PM
Font
http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n118/SDAhockey21/DSCF2375.jpg

Side
http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n118/SDAhockey21/DSCF2376.jpg

Back
http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n118/SDAhockey21/DSCF2377.jpg

And here is a pic of the lighted ski tow some states require that the highest part be lit and i thoguh it was better than puting up the ancor light all the time so i had them put it on i think it was $42.50 with their sale

http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n118/SDAhockey21/DSCF2378.jpg

SDAhockey21
12-28-2006, 12:45 PM
i think it looks pretty good i just wish i could finish the job

Kyle's_prostar205
12-28-2006, 12:59 PM
SDA that looks awesome! I wish I would have gotten mine with the lighted tow eye. Good luck and don't give up! Kepp us updated!

Sodar
12-28-2006, 01:01 PM
i think it looks pretty good i just wish i could finish the job

Just do it, you can always change the backing plates later! :twocents:

SDAhockey21
12-28-2006, 01:02 PM
yup no problem guys... i know the pictures are far but dose everything look centered up and what not?

Kyle's_prostar205
12-28-2006, 01:03 PM
Yea it looks great to me! Nice job!

SDAhockey21
12-28-2006, 01:07 PM
wel i think im goign to measure again then i think im going to dill the back holes and figure out what i need to do to those backing plates to make them work becuase if i take to wayne tommarrow who knows how long it will be before i get the plates....

Kyle's_prostar205
12-28-2006, 01:10 PM
You probably will be just fine by doing it that way. It looks great so far and you should have no problem with the rest. Good luck!

Sodar
12-28-2006, 01:10 PM
wel i think im goign to measure again then i think im going to dill the back holes and figure out what i need to do to those backing plates to make them work becuase if i take to wayne tommarrow who knows how long it will be before i get the plates....
That a boy!! Looks great! I might be hitting you up for some assistance when I do mine in a month or so!!

SDAhockey21
12-28-2006, 01:34 PM
ight no problem but when you call em tell them to get everything right...

SDAhockey21
12-28-2006, 01:35 PM
no what would have happened if i had the dealer install it
they woudl be so screwed up i would get my boat back lokking like swiss cheese!

Kyle's_prostar205
12-28-2006, 01:39 PM
Naa just alot of holes filled with new gel coat and glass! :) Yours is gona look great and you can have the satisfaction of knowing YOU did it!

SDAhockey21
12-28-2006, 01:42 PM
i never did like swiss cheese....lol im going to open a new tread and get some of the other tower gods opinions

Kyle's_prostar205
12-28-2006, 01:43 PM
i never did like swiss cheese....lol im going to open a new tread and get some of the other tower gods opinions
Have fun! After you get yours done you should be an expert and now you can be offering advice to the fearful who want a tower on their boats!

SDAhockey21
12-28-2006, 02:01 PM
ya you knwo it cost me 23 bucks for a drill bit !! 5/8 bit is a monster drill bit with a monster price

SDAhockey21
12-28-2006, 02:02 PM
and i want to use it real bad lol

beatle78
12-28-2006, 05:28 PM
GRRR.... not my company filter pics in threads too.... I'll have to wait until I get home to see all the pics.

p.s. I'de drill the holes, mount the tower, and then swap out the plates when the new ones come in.....

Ric
12-28-2006, 05:32 PM
well i know that a lot of you guys who had them installed by the dealer didn t even care to glass so that might be a good idea because i want to get the drilling over with becasue everything is perfectly centered I could tell you some stories about a dealer installed tower :rolleyes:

Sodar
12-28-2006, 06:05 PM
I could tell you some stories about a dealer installed tower :rolleyes:

Lets hear 'em! Work is soooo painfully slow that I would love to hear some rants...

IS one of these stories the reason that the tower is off in this pic?
http://www.tmcowners.com/photopost/data/500/medium/05197panaction.jpg

SDAhockey21
12-28-2006, 06:11 PM
ya stories to pass the time before Wayne calls me tommarrow!!

Ric
12-28-2006, 06:13 PM
Nope I could tell ya some stories but they will be laced with opinion so I will not.
That pic is from last year when we skiid alot during winter. kids didnt want in the water, so we removed the tower for quick runs (no folding) and I must say the 197 is quite segxy when towerless

Sodar
12-28-2006, 06:16 PM
Nope I could tell ya some stories but they will be laced with opinion so I will not.
That pic is from last year when we skiid alot during winter. kids didnt want in the water, so we removed the tower for quick runs (no folding) and I must say the 197 is quite segxy when towerless

Yeah, it does look really nice with it off. I guess the towers really do follow the lines of the windshield... you can barely tell the lower supports are even on the boat!!

SDAhockey21
12-28-2006, 06:17 PM
hehe indeeeeeed

beatle78
12-29-2006, 12:23 PM
my dealer installed monster tower on my BU ended with new gel coat and a PO'd customer..... no dealer is touching my boat this time around.

Kyle's_prostar205
12-29-2006, 04:48 PM
SDA I'm curious if you got an answer from Wayne at New Dimension yet? We need some final instal pics ASAP!!! :) It looks great so far and that boat of yours looks priceless! I'm juelous of the condition of yours! Keep up the good work and get us those pics!!!

SDAhockey21
12-29-2006, 04:56 PM
update on the tower situation...

the good plates are coming hopefully saturday but probly not since the holiday the should come tues

Kyle's_prostar205
12-29-2006, 04:59 PM
Well I hope you have fun on the water today! It is about 30 degrees here today and we got another foot of snow last night with the prediction of another foot by Sunday AM!!!! Make a ski pass for me ok?

SDAhockey21
12-29-2006, 07:50 PM
well i think i won the battle tonight post pics later!!! towers not on yet but it should be tommarrow afternooon so stay tuned!!

Ric
12-29-2006, 08:15 PM
make that .... Tuesday... now get somemore garage pics up here pronto fella

update on the tower situation...


they were supposed to call me they didn t so i called them

they said they were short on plate last week so that was why they messed up... great excuse don't you think asked em what they were goign to send it overnight 2 day whatever said if we send it today that i would get it monday.... bla said no no. I know fedex has saturday delivery and that i first talked to them on wed so i want it overnighted fedex with saturday delivery.......they said the would see what they could do... you know what that means its coming monday!! pisses me off


ya i was impressed at first and i slow began to be no so impressed... but you know its not the actual tower that im not impressed with i love the look just dont like the way they do business as far as making shure you got everythign you need and such a 4 hour project turned into a 4 day nightmare

and i was afraid to drill holes...

i want to drill them holes ... instead i have to wait till probly monday

Cheakc out the other tread i have "calling all tower and fiberglass gods"

SDAhockey21
12-30-2006, 12:20 AM
boys you will be proud

Drilled 6 holes nice and neat 7 includeing one for the wiring

Drilled holes in the backing plates to make em work

and she is done!!!

BAM BAM

Pictures in a second!!

Monte
12-30-2006, 12:21 AM
boys you will be proud

Drilled 6 holes nice and neat 7 includeing one for the wiring

Drilled holes in the backing plates to make em work

and she is done!!!

BAM BAM

Pictures in a second!!

Congrats! I've been reading... bout to do the same thing.. had no advice to give...

SDAhockey21
12-30-2006, 12:26 AM
i can give you a buch of advice

Sodar
12-30-2006, 12:27 AM
Good Job! I am looking forward to some pics!!

SDAhockey21
12-30-2006, 12:29 AM
pictures are coming....

SDAhockey21
12-30-2006, 12:29 AM
:D :) like 5 min:cool:

SDAhockey21
12-30-2006, 12:39 AM
Here We Go

Properly drilled and counter sunk holes... **Rear Leg
http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n118/SDAhockey21/DSCF2407.jpg

http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n118/SDAhockey21/DSCF2418.jpg

Same but front leg
http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n118/SDAhockey21/DSCF2417.jpg

Finished!!!!

http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n118/SDAhockey21/DSCF2430.jpg


theres another garage pic for yass

SDAhockey21
12-30-2006, 12:39 AM
http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n118/SDAhockey21/DSCF2429.jpg

+and another 8p

Monte
12-30-2006, 12:40 AM
http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n118/SDAhockey21/DSCF2429.jpg

+and another 8p

Nice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

SDAhockey21
12-30-2006, 12:42 AM
look at them holes not a single chip!!

SDAhockey21
12-30-2006, 12:43 AM
here are the fixed plates

http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n118/SDAhockey21/DSCF2421.jpg

http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n118/SDAhockey21/DSCF2423.jpg

SDAhockey21
12-30-2006, 12:44 AM
pretty easy to drill through!! just make shure it dosen't spin around on you..

Sodar
12-30-2006, 12:45 AM
Looks great!!

SDAhockey21
12-30-2006, 12:45 AM
got to post this again lol

http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n118/SDAhockey21/DSCF2430.jpg

SDAhockey21
12-30-2006, 01:12 AM
looks hot!

TOO-TALL
12-30-2006, 01:32 AM
NICE!!!!.....Towers on boats rock!!!!

Hey I was just thinking.My tower was installed at the mc factory and they put rubber between the tower legs and the boat deck(maybe to keep from spider cracking).Did the kit come with rubber pads?? If not you could go buy a truck mud flap and cut to use...just a thought.

It Looks good.

Chief
12-30-2006, 01:36 AM
Nice! Make sure you check torque on all nuts and bolts after first run. Enjoy!

SDAhockey21
12-30-2006, 02:26 AM
NICE!!!!.....Towers on boats rock!!!!

Hey I was just thinking.My tower was installed at the mc factory and they put rubber between the tower legs and the boat deck(maybe to keep from spider cracking).Did the kit come with rubber pads?? If not you could go buy a truck mud flap and cut to use...just a thought.

It Looks good.


Yup the rubber pad were glued to the bottem

dapicatti
12-30-2006, 10:07 AM
Looks great. It's amazing how different your boat looks now. Great job.:cool:

JohnnyB
12-30-2006, 10:16 AM
OK, educate me....is that a full hight tower or a mini...

peason
12-30-2006, 10:21 AM
Nice job. Looks great. I really like the way the tower follows the line of the windshield.

SDAhockey21
12-30-2006, 02:52 PM
OK, educate me....is that a full hight tower or a mini...


full they don t offer a mini

Kyle's_prostar205
01-01-2007, 09:47 PM
SDA, I must say that your install of the New Dimension tower is AWESOME!!! Your did a great job and still maintained the quality and good looks of the MC! You deserve a pat on the back for all that you had to go through and hopefully when somebody else in the future attempts the same thing you did they will have a little easier expierence! The boat looks awesome and you should be proud of the final result. Nice shine on that thing as well!!!! Have a GREAT 2007!!! :headbang: :smile: :dance: :woohoo:

beatle78
01-01-2007, 10:18 PM
SDAHockey21,

NICE Tower!!!

I noticed the PROSTAR etched in to the side plates. Does the board racks mount over that or do you just buy to arms ro put the boards in?

The reason I'm asking is b/c the NDT Board Racks say Prostar on the front.

SDAhockey21
01-01-2007, 11:00 PM
the board racks are arms that mount on the "prostar" backing plates. I haven't recieved my racks yet and when i do all i have to do is screw the two arms of the racks on the the "prostar' backing plates. And if you need to take them off you just unscrew them. The holes are to mount the arms on are predrilled so you don't have to worry about drilling them!

Note: I am am pretty sure that all the towers say prostar. Even if you buy a tower for a maristar it still says prostar.

jimmer2880
01-02-2007, 06:55 AM
It looks really nice.

What kind of a bit did you use for the counter-sink? Was it a spade bit, or a forestener (sp?) bit?

CHaus21
01-03-2007, 12:57 AM
Looks awesome SDA. Too bad you couldn't have come down to Central FL and put my ND tower on for me last summer!

SDAhockey21
01-03-2007, 01:06 AM
It looks really nice.

What kind of a bit did you use for the counter-sink? Was it a spade bit, or a forestener (sp?) bit?


used the forestener and would recomend it.. very easy to use

drilling is the easiest part

finding the prefect place and fiberglassing the backing plates in is the worst

beatle78
01-03-2007, 02:50 PM
Thanks SDAHockey21!

So it's $210 for 1 pair of "Arms" from ND? Hmmm... I REALLY like the "Prostar" though. Even if it's more than the $147.50 at Wakeside.

hmmm I winder if the arms from this set would bolt into place on your tower?
(they must be out of stock of the XTP racks for $147.50, but this is a scratch and dent version)
http://www.wakeside.com/page/W/PROD/wakeboard_racks_closeouts/xtp_double_up_wakeboard_rack_scratchdent

SDAhockey21
01-03-2007, 04:34 PM
the backing plate that says "prostar" is part of the tower even if you don't order arms the plates that says prostar is on there. it acts as a suport bar. im not shure if those arms would work the would have to line up with the holes on the plate so i dont know... its probly worth it to get the ones made for the tower from ND that way you get the custom look.

beatle78
01-03-2007, 09:11 PM
yah, true and with the 15% off it's totally worth it :)

singletary209
05-12-2008, 03:31 PM
Anyone know how this turned out?

SDAhockey21
05-12-2008, 05:30 PM
what is it that you need to know?

SDAhockey21
05-12-2008, 05:36 PM
or actually

http://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=13575