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83SuperSlot
05-20-2010, 02:15 PM
My brother is dying for me to put a tower on my boat but I am torn between keeping it original and putting it on. He said he is going to buy it and put it on and everything. I guess he is looking at the Monster MT1.

I am really new to the ski/wakeboard boat arena so I need to know what the advantages/disadvatages are of having a tower... Thanks guys!!

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e187/shadowvt1100/Mastercraft/Maiden%20Voyage/IMG_1176.jpg

:popcorn: :popcorn:

thatsmrmastercraft
05-20-2010, 02:19 PM
Always a hot debate here. Most will say its criminal to put a tower on a classic like yours and suggest a Skylon or some other brand extended pylon. I'm of the same opinion.

ntidsl
05-20-2010, 02:19 PM
Don't ruin a classic!!! jeez! The fact that you are asking means you know the right answer!!! If your brother wants a tower tell him to buy a wakeboard boat and it will come with one.

Double D
05-20-2010, 02:29 PM
I am a firm believer in using a tower and adding it to boats. HOWEVER, let me just say this about your situation: If you mount the Monster to wide it looks stupid on a boat like yours, AND, don't put one on your boat. I totally agree with Peter and NTIDSL that you would screw up a classic boat like you have by putting a tower on it. Go with the Skylon. And, my brother has one for sale. LMK!

russlars
05-20-2010, 02:39 PM
Your boat is a classic SKI BOAT, not a wakeboard boat. Don't ruin it by putting a tower on it.

aremsing
05-20-2010, 02:42 PM
I agree with these guys. I had a ski boat before my current set up and a skylon will suit your needs just fine.
That boat is a classic and should remain the way it looks.

VOLFAN
05-20-2010, 03:05 PM
don't F up a nice boat like that with a tower...

bobx1
05-20-2010, 03:12 PM
Since you asked for opinions.....If you want a tower, buy another boat. If you cant own two boats, then sell the classic and get a boat with a tower.

nascar
05-20-2010, 03:18 PM
Keep your super nice looking SS the way it came from the factory ! Tell your brother to buy a Mastercraft wakeboard boat . Then you will have two Mastercraft boats in the family .

silverblueBP
05-20-2010, 03:33 PM
I have a skylon type of pole and it works great without the added expense (and mounting) of a tower. I just need to get a rack, then I can get the wakeboards out of the way!

Thrall
05-20-2010, 03:40 PM
Coming from someone who put a tower on his PS 190..........that S&S is a nice classic. I'd make do with a Skylon pole and nix the tower. While it adds value to alot of ski boats, I think the old S&S boats would lose value with one.
That said, it's your boat and it's only 4 holes in the glass that need patched to remove it permanently if you put one on and it's no longer wanted later.

americanskierJim
05-20-2010, 04:26 PM
I wouldnt do it keep it like it is.

Kyle
05-20-2010, 04:28 PM
No Tower!!!

thatsmrmastercraft
05-20-2010, 04:30 PM
Had enough yet 83? Pretty overwhelming isn't it?

RiverMC197
05-20-2010, 04:33 PM
No Tower! Let's see some more pics of that thing though!

scott023
05-20-2010, 04:34 PM
That boat wouldn't look right with the tower... keep it original (although all the "stuff" on the dash isn't) IMO.

oxberger
05-20-2010, 04:36 PM
All the work in making it look that nice and you want to ruin it with a tower... FOR SHAME!!!! If you want to wakeboard I'm with the others, go Skylon.

tn-chuck
05-20-2010, 04:40 PM
I went from a pole to a tower because my teenagers wore me down. I held out for 5 years and wish I had stuck with my Fly-High pole......don't do it.

83SuperSlot
05-20-2010, 04:54 PM
That boat wouldn't look right with the tower... keep it original (although all the "stuff" on the dash isn't) IMO.

That "stuff" is some indoor / outdoor. Speakers that the previous owner installed (which will be removed eventually ) my solar trickle charger, and my fuzzy dice.. the dice are non-negotiable... :D

83SuperSlot
05-20-2010, 04:57 PM
Had enough yet 83? Pretty overwhelming isn't it?

I'll say! It's a pretty passionate issue... thanks for all of your input! I'll let you know what happens.... with pics! :D

scott023
05-20-2010, 04:59 PM
That "stuff" is some indoor / outdoor. Speakers that the previous owner installed (which will be removed eventually ) my solar trickle charger, and my fuzzy dice.. the dice are non-negotiable... :D

And why should they be? :D

onejdgreen
05-20-2010, 05:03 PM
83-I hope you choose not to do it. I have a 1980 Stars and Stripes and would never do it! I have a Skylon extended on it and it works great! If your brother wants a boat with a tower, tell him to by the boat and the tower!

Dad 2 3
05-20-2010, 05:07 PM
In addition to an X-Star, I kept my old first boat; a 1972 Correct Craft Ski Nautique. 7 years ago, I toyed with the idea of putting a tower on the boat. I ended up buying a Skylon pole and never looked back. I'm thankful I never did it since I've seen some older SN's with towers and they look silly. Don't do it, you'll regret it. In addition, I made a custom board rack which mounts to the pole so I didn't end up losing anything. Keep a classic a classic!

etduc
05-20-2010, 06:16 PM
;);)My brother is dying for me to put a tower on my boat but I am torn between keeping it original and putting it on. He said he is going to buy it and put it on and everything. I guess he is looking at the Monster MT1.

I am really new to the ski/wakeboard boat arena so I need to know what the advantages/disadvatages are of having a tower... Thanks guys!!

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e187/shadowvt1100/Mastercraft/Maiden%20Voyage/IMG_1176.jpg


Tell your brother, to buy his own dang boat!

mchoun
05-20-2010, 06:20 PM
I am also thinking about adding one to my S&S because the only problem I have with the pylon is that you can't use your bikini top with it or does anyone know how to use them both?

classic_speed
05-20-2010, 06:37 PM
DOOO ITT! Im putting one on my 83.

silverblueBP
05-20-2010, 06:56 PM
I am also thinking about adding one to my S&S because the only problem I have with the pylon is that you can't use your bikini top with it or does anyone know how to use them both?


Not true, I had a friend sew in a 12" zipper in the bimini. When I'm not using the pole, I leave it zipped, works great!

Sidewinder
05-20-2010, 07:19 PM
How are you guys with the Skylons mounting them on the ski pole? Don't the little extensions that come off of either side (Yellow arrows in the pic) interfere with the Skylon? They stick out beyond the diameter of the pylon?

etduc
05-20-2010, 07:22 PM
I am also thinking about adding one to my S&S because the only problem I have with the pylon is that you can't use your bikini top with it or does anyone know how to use them both?

Funny, my wife uses her bikini top, all the time.


You mean, Bimini. Cut a round hole in it, are add a zipper. Or sell it, buy a 205. :D :D

83SuperSlot
05-20-2010, 07:41 PM
My pole does not have the two extensions.... I do have the mount for the barefoot boom on there... Does that have to come off to use the Skylon?? These are pics are found that are essentially what mine would look like... We would also be adding lights, speakers, and board racks... What do you think??

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e187/shadowvt1100/4b44049d098df0a65b2548c20.jpg

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e187/shadowvt1100/4b44049cb81cf2a8bb5ad3c79.jpg

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e187/shadowvt1100/4b44049c724a0e7f4d9d145a9.jpg

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e187/shadowvt1100/4b44049c2b7d15549747e4d46.jpg

Miss Rita
05-20-2010, 08:03 PM
The boat looks great. The tower? Well, if you can't say anything nice....

The tower doesn't match anything. It's polished instead of black. It has big curvy lines that don't match the lines of the boat. it's fugly. (sorry)

Don't do it.

83SuperSlot
05-20-2010, 08:12 PM
The one we'd get would be white... I should have said that...

ntidsl
05-20-2010, 08:57 PM
We all said "no"...now if you are going to put it on anyway, don't ask! lol...

Double D
05-20-2010, 09:14 PM
My pole does not have the two extensions.... I do have the mount for the barefoot boom on there... Does that have to come off to use the Skylon?? These are pics are found that are essentially what mine would look like... We would also be adding lights, speakers, and board racks... What do you think??

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e187/shadowvt1100/4b44049d098df0a65b2548c20.jpg

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e187/shadowvt1100/4b44049cb81cf2a8bb5ad3c79.jpg

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e187/shadowvt1100/4b44049c724a0e7f4d9d145a9.jpg

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e187/shadowvt1100/4b44049c2b7d15549747e4d46.jpg

Like I said in my original post, you put a MT on wrong, or to stretched out, it looks like crap, just like this one does. It would look really bad on yours.

As for the Skylon question, my brother had a boom bracket that he had to raise to use the boom and lower to use the Skylon. No big deal.

We all said "no"...now if you are going to put it on anyway, don't ask! lol...

Exactly!! Buy my brothers Skylon!!!

83SuperSlot
05-20-2010, 09:15 PM
It's not like that... I just also wanted put the pics up just so you guys know....

Double D
05-20-2010, 09:20 PM
It's not Luke that... I just also wanted put the pics up just so you guys know....

I know it "might" not LOOK like that. But it could....

I am not cracking on your boat or the MT tower. I own the original MT. But I did some photoshop work with my tower and boat to make sure it looked good prior to buying it. My 205 has a bigger nose which helps the tower look better.

Its hard to find the perfect tower for a real ski boat like yours.

83SuperSlot
05-20-2010, 09:24 PM
Double D - thanks! That's exactly what I needed to know.... I'll let you know about your brothers skylon. .. :D

83SuperSlot
05-20-2010, 09:36 PM
And that "Luke" was suppsed to say "like" - cell phone mistake...

ShamrockIV
05-20-2010, 09:55 PM
DON'T kill a classic!!! no tower please.

phickman
05-20-2010, 10:01 PM
A friend just bought and 86 like mine that had a tower gone wrong, he is in for some fiberglass and gelcoat repairs. The mounting holes on the gunnels and on the front deck cracked and it just got bigger. The boats were not designed and reinforced for mounting these things on there. If your boat is indeed a "Super Slot" that means a big block (440 Chrysler or 454 Chevy?) This is a rare boat that someone will gladly buy and let you upgrade if indeed you feel a tower is what you need. Hard to find classic......Let it be as Maryville birthed it Engine mods are tolerated better than towers on your classic.

Double D
05-20-2010, 10:12 PM
And that "Luke" was suppsed to say "like" - cell phone mistake...

I know, couldn't resist. :rolleyes:

André
05-20-2010, 10:40 PM
No tower.
Kill your brother.


Just joking!:)

robin
05-20-2010, 10:46 PM
leave the ski boat alone. have your brother buy a vintage vdrive / xstar, then youd have best of both worlds.....large beer cooler in the vdrive and serious skiing in the s&s

oldairboater
05-20-2010, 10:47 PM
I have the the extended pylon. Good enough for me and a tower would look out of place in my opinion.

ahhudgins
05-20-2010, 10:50 PM
The boat looks great. The tower? Well, if you can't say anything nice....

The tower doesn't match anything. It's polished instead of black. It has big curvy lines that don't match the lines of the boat. it's fugly. (sorry)

Don't do it.

I 100% agree. I normally don't care what other people do with their boats, but as a previous owner of a 79 S&S, I would hate to see that tower on your boat.

cdstukey
05-20-2010, 11:06 PM
Bottom line, it's your boat do what you want. I put a ND mini tower on my '01 190 and loved it, but it was more in line with the 197s look-wise. I personally wouldn't put a tower on a S&S like yours, go with a skylon, I'm pretty sure you can even get board racks for it and you can modify your bimini to work with it too.

Kyle
05-20-2010, 11:57 PM
Bottom line is DO NOT PUT A TOWER ON THAT BOAT.....PERIOD!!!!

It will look totally rediculous and look like a childs jungle gym.

If you wat to see a pic of a skylon that has a bimini top with board racks added look through my pics in my albums under my profile. I have also made a speaker inclosure that is made with a board rack. I used a factory skylon board rack and removed the mounting screws for the rack not the clamp for the pole. I then made the inclosure to fit where the origional rack was and then installed the factory rack on the outside of the inclosure using longer bolts. I have 2 JL 7.7 with led lights and they are loud for 2 speakers. You will ruin that boat with a tower. If you need help on ideas on building something like what I have I will describe how I made mine. I did it myself and it took some time but was not too costly. The speakers were the expensive part.

scott023
05-21-2010, 12:07 AM
My pole does not have the two extensions.... I do have the mount for the barefoot boom on there... Does that have to come off to use the Skylon?? These are pics are found that are essentially what mine would look like... We would also be adding lights, speakers, and board racks... What do you think??

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e187/shadowvt1100/4b44049d098df0a65b2548c20.jpg

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e187/shadowvt1100/4b44049cb81cf2a8bb5ad3c79.jpg

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e187/shadowvt1100/4b44049c724a0e7f4d9d145a9.jpg

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e187/shadowvt1100/4b44049c2b7d15549747e4d46.jpg

Oh no, say it ain't so.

H20skeefreek
05-21-2010, 08:28 AM
Do what you want. I personally would put something that fits a little better though, not the Monster Tower. Someone here has a ZeroFlex on a Stars and Stripes and it looks good, do a search. You are looking at a lot more money, but it won't look like an added on monkey bar. I've got a skylon for mine, which works fine, you just don't get any storage to get stuff off of the floor.

83SuperSlot
05-21-2010, 08:42 AM
Do what you want. I personally would put something that fits a little better though, not the Monster Tower. Someone here has a ZeroFlex on a Stars and Stripes and it looks good, do a search. You are looking at a lot more money, but it won't look like an added on monkey bar. I've got a skylon for mine, which works fine, you just don't get any storage to get stuff off of the floor.

Thanks H20- That's exactly what I am looking for. The advantages/disadvantages. Thanks again!

ntidsl
05-21-2010, 08:46 AM
Advantages of putting a tower on your boat...if you are married you won't have hot chicks trying to get with you because of your boat.

Disadvantages of putting a tower on your boat: if you are single, you wont have hot chicks tryig to get with you because of your boat.

oxberger
05-21-2010, 08:50 AM
Advantages of putting a tower on your boat...if you are married you won't have hot chicks trying to get with you because of your boat.

Disadvantages of putting a tower on your boat: if you are single, you wont have hot chicks tryig to get with you because of your boat.

ntidsl, those are the two best reasons I've heard so far! The third being don't wreck a classic.

Barefooter92
05-21-2010, 08:51 AM
dont do it! go with a Skylon or tell him to go get his own boat to ruin!

Tell me this...back in the day how did they ski? Right with that ski pylon mounted in front of the motor and we liked it!

Keep it clean, keep it original!

Jerseydave
05-21-2010, 09:09 AM
Would you take a '69 GTO and put 22" DUBS on it and a big stainless wing on the trunk?

I SAY NO TOWER ON ANY S&S MASTERCRAFTS!!!

H20skeefreek
05-21-2010, 09:25 AM
Dubs on a GTO......Some people would, and they'd like it. And you can always change it back.

loeweb
05-21-2010, 10:11 AM
I think the true question that needs to be answered here is
"How good are the wakeboarders that are going to ride behind your boat?"
If they are weekenders and just want a tower because that is what everyone else has and they think it will miraculously get them inverted, then go with the skylon.
if they go inverted consistently, and need the balance and boat stability that a tower adds and the skylon cannot, then tower it up.
If it were me, I know some good wakeboarders, and the chances of them riding behind my boat is slim to none. No tower for the weekenders in my boat.

ttu
05-21-2010, 10:20 AM
while i am not a fan of towers on classic ski boats, here is one that "abe" put on his 90 prostar that i do think does not look bad.

ccowell
05-21-2010, 10:56 AM
why buy one when you can build it? If your going to put a tower on a classic it should at least look good. Im sure that these guys would share their plans. My vote is no but in the end it is your boat.

CantRepeat
05-21-2010, 11:01 AM
No, I would not put a tower on your boat if I owned it. That said, it's your boat.

83SuperSlot
05-21-2010, 11:28 AM
LOL! Nice....

captain planet
05-21-2010, 11:39 AM
My brother is dying for me to put a tower on my boat but I am torn between keeping it original and putting it on. He said he is going to buy it and put it on and everything. I guess he is looking at the Monster MT1.

I am really new to the ski/wakeboard boat arena so I need to know what the advantages/disadvatages are of having a tower... Thanks guys!!

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e187/shadowvt1100/Mastercraft/Maiden%20Voyage/IMG_1176.jpg

:popcorn: :popcorn:

I'm late to this party however I have to say........for the sake of all that is holy and in the name of solid resale, good taste, and preservation of a classic American Icon DO NOT put a tower on that boat.

Yes the boat is yours and you can do what you want but I will ask this question; would you put a spoiler and hood scoop on a 57 Chevy?

Tell your brother to go and buy a 1980's ski antique "2001" and put a tower on it if he wants to ruin an older ski boat. :D

captain planet
05-21-2010, 11:44 AM
My pole does not have the two extensions.... I do have the mount for the barefoot boom on there... Does that have to come off to use the Skylon?? These are pics are found that are essentially what mine would look like... We would also be adding lights, speakers, and board racks... What do you think??

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e187/shadowvt1100/4b44049d098df0a65b2548c20.jpg

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e187/shadowvt1100/4b44049cb81cf2a8bb5ad3c79.jpg

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e187/shadowvt1100/4b44049c724a0e7f4d9d145a9.jpg

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e187/shadowvt1100/4b44049c2b7d15549747e4d46.jpg

Well....now I have to eat breakfast again.

Ski-me
05-21-2010, 11:53 AM
I'm late to this party however I have to say........for the sake of all that is holy and in the name of solid resale, good taste, and preservation of a classic American Icon DO NOT put a tower on that boat.

Yes the boat is yours and you can do what you want but I will ask this question; would you put a spoiler and hood scoop on a 57 Chevy?

Tell your brother to go and buy a 1980's ski antique "2001" and put a tower on it if he wants to ruin an older ski boat. :D

I agree. Don't put a tower on that baby. You've worked too hard to "ugly it up" with a tower. Just get a Pole that can be removed. My friend from Castle Rock always wants me to get a tower put on my 205 but he seems to do OK with the pole.

kbob
05-21-2010, 11:57 AM
It can be tastefully done...saw this awhile back...the guy did an awesome job in my opinion...

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa6/kdwall44/watermarkphp.jpg

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa6/kdwall44/watermark1php.jpg

83SuperSlot
05-21-2010, 01:08 PM
That really is nice...

captain planet
05-21-2010, 01:14 PM
It can be tastefully done...saw this awhile back...the guy did an awesome job in my opinion...

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa6/kdwall44/watermarkphp.jpg

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa6/kdwall44/watermark1php.jpg

Well....now I have to eat lunch again. :(

I wonder if the guy got a "Mr. T starter kit" to go along with the tinted windshield? 8p

Speaking of Mr. T, today is his 58th birthday. Happy B-day "T".

94PS190
05-21-2010, 01:16 PM
I think That boat is a disaster. Maybe he should add some chrome trim to jazz it up a little.

thatsmrmastercraft
05-21-2010, 01:45 PM
Well....now I have to eat lunch again. :(

I wonder if the guy got a "Mr. T starter kit" to go along with the tinted windshield? 8p

Speaking of Mr. T, today is his 58th birthday. Happy B-day "T".

Here is the birthday boy!

H20skeefreek
05-21-2010, 01:50 PM
Well....now I have to eat lunch again. :(

I wonder if the guy got a "Mr. T starter kit" to go along with the tinted windshield? 8p

Speaking of Mr. T, today is his 58th birthday. Happy B-day "T".
he is a member here.

TayMC197
05-21-2010, 01:51 PM
Here is the birthday boy!

Hey that used to be my avatar. I went back to ol' Joe Dirt.

Seriously, thats a classic well kept boat. Don't ruin it. I haven't once seen a tower that looks good on the older style MC's. Sell me your S&S. Take the money and get a new boat with a tower on it or put one on it. I'd hate to see your boat altared.

Better yet, Tell your brother to buy a boat. I did, sept he went and picked up a Malibu and he still uses mine cause he can't get the fuel injection issue solved.

captain planet
05-21-2010, 02:19 PM
he is a member here.

I thought about that right after I hit submit. Probably not my best judgment move, however if feelings are hurt I can post a picture of my boat with the ugly bimini I have for it and he can crack on it. :o

Ski-me
05-21-2010, 02:32 PM
Hey that used to be my avatar. I went back to ol' Joe Dirt.

Seriously, thats a classic well kept boat. Don't ruin it. I haven't once seen a tower that looks good on the older style MC's. Sell me your S&S. Take the money and get a new boat with a tower on it or put one on it. I'd hate to see your boat altared.

Better yet, Tell your brother to buy a boat. I did, sept he went and picked up a Malibu and he still uses mine cause he can't the the fuel injection issue solved.

Please....keep Joe Dirt. :headbang:

Kyle
05-21-2010, 05:19 PM
Advantages of putting a tower on your boat...if you are married you won't have hot chicks trying to get with you because of your boat.

Disadvantages of putting a tower on your boat: if you are single, you wont have hot chicks tryig to get with you because of your boat.

Now this guy knows priorities and is right on

Kyle
05-21-2010, 05:22 PM
If you put a tower on your boat it will look like you are trying too hard to have a wake boat. Buy a skylon, and I did notice that you dont have the wings on your current pylon in the pic, so the bottom pipe will fit just fine.

thatsmrmastercraft
05-21-2010, 05:40 PM
Even if you do, the cross-piece can be shortened or driven out to accommodate an extended pylon.

Kyle
05-21-2010, 06:31 PM
Even if you do, the cross-piece can be shortened or driven out to accommodate an extended pylon.

You can drive the cross piece out? Is it a one piece or 2. Can you cut it in half and then trim from the inside so you dont have an ugly surface on the ouside but a nice rounded pretty one. Then press both pieces back into the pylon so you can have a skylon fit.

strad
05-21-2010, 07:02 PM
From the perspective of somebody who's starting to survey the market's S & S offerings, whenever I see one for sale with a tower installed, I nix that one from the list. The boat was not designed for wake boarding, and it was not designed to carry the load from a tower. If I wanted a wakeboard boat, I'd go out and buy one. An S & S is a classic boat, and if you happen to have one that is so far relatively unmolested, you should enjoy it the way the designers intended, and not try to re-engineer it.

AZDave
05-21-2010, 07:49 PM
The tower will only be good for an advanced wakeboarder. The resale will be affected negatively for any discriminating buyer. Like it or not, wakeboarding = slow speeds in rough water with a usually overloaded boat, that is called upon to stop and start an excessive amount of time. Great to see all the opinions of us old-schoolers, but it's your boat. Do whatever floats it!

mastercrafty
05-21-2010, 08:16 PM
If you do decide to go with the tower, I have one for sale w/ board and ski attachments that fits the S&S and probably others also

thatsmrmastercraft
05-22-2010, 01:35 AM
You can drive the cross piece out? Is it a one piece or 2. Can you cut it in half and then trim from the inside so you dont have an ugly surface on the ouside but a nice rounded pretty one. Then press both pieces back into the pylon so you can have a skylon fit.

Its pressed into place. I'm not sure if its solid or hollow in the center. To drive it out I would take the plyon out of the boat and put it in a solid workbench. You could try trimming either end without driving it out, then machining it back to a rounded smooth finish. Its aluminum so its relatively easy to work with. If trimming doesn't work, you could always have a machine shop make one to the correct dimension. Wouldn't be much of a project.

jaked7138
01-07-2014, 01:31 AM
Your aren't going to get a much better ride behind that boat by putting a tower on it and the add on towers look dumb.


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scott023
01-07-2014, 01:37 AM
Your aren't going to get a much better ride behind that boat by putting a tower on it and the add on towers look dumb.


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Thread is three and a half years old. And I don't think they were looking to improve the ride behind the boat.

Table Rocker
01-07-2014, 01:38 AM
Everyone has opinions...
I'm guessing it is about three and a half years too late to have much of an influence on the tower decision.

scott023
01-07-2014, 01:39 AM
I'm guessing it is about three and a half years too late to have much of an influence on the tower decision.

Lol, caught me changing post. We were on the same line. :D

madcityskier
01-07-2014, 11:01 AM
A tower on a ski boat is no more useful than an extended pylon performance wise. The only thing I've seen them be great for is to add a variety of racks to get stuff off the floor. You can make a small boat much bigger by getting the clutter stored out of the way. It's like having the garage organized onto shelves instead of boxes laying where you want to park. For the amount of $ you will put into a good tower, ski racks, board racks etc., it might be worth putting it toward the right boat for your intended use? Then again, I could be wrong.

Snipe
01-07-2014, 06:24 PM
Always a hot debate here. Most will say its criminal to put a tower on a classic like yours and suggest a Skylon or some other brand extended pylon. I'm of the same opinion.

If it aint broke.......don't fix it. In other words do not mess with a beautiful boat like that.

mzimme
01-07-2014, 10:36 PM
That's a gorgeous s&s... leave it as is. Noting is worse than ruining a well preserved classic, no matter what context we're talking about.

scott023
01-07-2014, 10:56 PM
You guys realize this thread is almost 4 years old, right?

mzimme
01-08-2014, 01:07 PM
No... ****.

Damn noobs necroposting :lol:

madcityskier
01-08-2014, 01:35 PM
You guys realize this thread is almost 4 years old, right?

I did, but that doesn't bother me. Long term, someone will think about adding a tower, google, stars and stripes mastercraft tower, and find this. Could save us all some time.

scott023
01-08-2014, 01:37 PM
I did, but that doesn't bother me. Long term, someone will think about adding a tower, google, stars and stripes mastercraft tower, and find this. Could save us all some time.

True, but I'm sure the OP has already made his decision. ;)

madcityskier
01-08-2014, 01:39 PM
I would hope so. Otherwise the what oil, and what octane gas questions will make his head explode.

SunCoast 83
01-11-2014, 12:23 PM
Nice Ride!
No tower on a boat like that!! I owned an 83 Stars & Stripes for 9 years and not once would I have entertained it. A lot of folks on here are divided on the issue and I respect the ones that chose otherwise, however for classic appeal and looks. I found that a fly high works just fine.

I even sold the fly high to the new owner to ensure the tower stays off! :D