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FlatH2O
01-17-2011, 12:54 PM
went to the PDX boat show - checked out the MC's - there were a couple with Samson towers - prices were pretty decent- anyone out there have a Samson on thier MC ?

thoughts?

FancySauceRules
01-17-2011, 07:25 PM
If it is like the one posted in the 2012 X1 thread, it looks like a cheap rip off of the Malibu tower. Congrats to PSBC for trying something new to get the cost down, but wow, looks so wrong.

sand2snow22
01-18-2011, 01:21 AM
IIRC the V215 and V200 at the boat show are the only ones that currently have this tower. They seem strong and look pretty good. I would like to see what the bimini looks like and how it all comes together on the water. Kudos to PSBC for thinking outside the box and keeping prices as low as they can. BTW I think MC is offering 3 or more trailers now. The base trailer has metal fenders. Then there is the one with fiberglass fenders, then the low pro trailer....

rgardjr1
01-18-2011, 01:26 AM
You guys talking about this setup I saw over at wakeworld?
http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s258/adaltalo/2011-01-04_15-52-11_613.jpg

sand2snow22
01-18-2011, 02:08 AM
Yep, I took that picture :)

JohnE
01-18-2011, 09:23 AM
Yep, I took that picture :)

And posted it here too iirc.

medicmoose
01-18-2011, 09:25 AM
Does that tower fold?

vision
01-18-2011, 10:04 AM
The Sampson towers I have seen on other boats folded. Not sure if they have a dampner to assist folding as due the CCs and Malibus.

Put a Z5 cargo rack/bimini on that tower and throw away those swivel racks and it is a good looking set up.

DryHop
01-18-2011, 02:04 PM
I really liked that boat... I watched the Samson rep lower that tower with one hand while standing outside the boat (the tower has a dampening mechanism). Not sure how solid it is or when a bimini will be available (which is a requirement in my book) and it looked like the interface material between tower and boat may not be fully developed yet...

FancySauceRules
01-18-2011, 03:37 PM
it looked like the interface material between tower and boat may not be fully developed yet...

That's one of my biggest issues with this tower. Doesn't look right where it meets the boat.

I heard they did real well selling MB's this past year, so maybe offering lower cost options is the way to go for them. Kind of funny though....I watch those MB's go by all summer on the river, and it is nothing but loud music and tubes in tow. Never once seen a wakeboarder on one.

tr6coug
01-21-2011, 12:57 AM
I think it looks pretty good. I'd rather have that than the motorized one. Anyone shake to see how sturdy it is? How much less than a standard tower? The mount does look a little weak, probably isn't, but looks it.

sand2snow22
01-21-2011, 01:16 AM
I shook it, it is sturdy, but no bimini.

shek
01-21-2011, 03:47 PM
I had a Samson Tower on my 97 prostar 205. There were no towers available from Mastercraft for that boat, so I bought the Samson. I was very satisfied with the fit, workmanship and customer support.