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venetrex
12-18-2009, 08:00 PM
Does anybody with an x2 with a zeroflex tower, actually probably any boat with a tower use dock whips? I havbe them and it is suck a pain in the *** to park and leave the dock. I was thinking about adding the rocker bases to mine, but for $200 just for the rocker bases I want to make sure it is worth it.

venetrex
12-18-2009, 08:03 PM
Photo of whip

Chicago190
12-18-2009, 08:35 PM
http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=33562&page=2

Post #53, you could get in touch with that guy.

CottagerGreg
12-19-2009, 09:21 PM
Nothing too hard about it. you have to learn on how to come into the dock. No issues on mine.

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k212/GTI2lo/Cottage%202009/IMG_0557.jpg

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k212/GTI2lo/Cottage%202008/DSCN5540.jpg

Witness140
12-20-2009, 11:02 AM
Nothing too hard about it. you have to learn on how to come into the dock. No issues on mine.

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k212/GTI2lo/Cottage%202009/IMG_0557.jpg

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k212/GTI2lo/Cottage%202008/DSCN5540.jpg

I think he might be trying to make it as user friendly for other drivers as possible.

Nice pics btw.

CottagerGreg
12-20-2009, 01:55 PM
Key is always park nose out to prevent swamping from large waves and also waves "pushing" the boat forward.

Also with your tie lines ensure to have diagonal lines to prevent movement for/aft.

I recently migrated both front and rear lines to the boat from the whip base to a bungie base boat line to lessen the jarring from the wave action.

as for parking I come into the dock at a 90 degree angle and then "kick" the boat to point the nose out... boat moves in parrellel to the dock.

C36
12-22-2009, 04:38 PM
...as for parking I come into the dock at a 90 degree angle and then "kick" the boat to point the nose out... boat moves in parrellel to the dock.

We do the same thing when approaching the dock. We come in nose first and parrallel to the dock (on a path about 30' off the edge the dock). Swing the boat 180 degrees and it glides to a position between the whips (sometimes takes a minor pop of reverse and/or forward to tweak the flow of the spin).

To exit we push the boat off the dock and wait until the tower and board racks are well clear of the front whip before dropping into gear.

No doubt a little bit of extra care and attention is needed, but we make it work.

venetrex
12-22-2009, 09:07 PM
My dock is smaller than most of the ones in the photo, it is only 14ft long, so it is much more difficult to get in and out. Also I have a hydrofoil rack on the front tower leg with a sky ski on it, I don;t have a picture of it on my x2, but I'll send one of it on my old boat to get a better idea. It is very tight with the rack and the closeness of the whips.

venetrex
12-22-2009, 09:11 PM
First is a closeup of the racks, similar on the X2, and the second is what the boat looks like from the shore. Hopefully the second picture better illuminates my problem.