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rlwiley
03-10-2011, 09:28 PM
Anyone have the new power tower? Just wanted to get some reviews before our order goes red.

ddanenberger
03-10-2011, 09:47 PM
Haven't had it in the water yet, but it seems to work smooth. Still waiting on the bimini. I have not seen the "shake" everyone is commenting on. the trailer and all moves if you grab it, but it is still high thirties and rain so actual use may be a while.

Huskie05
03-10-2011, 09:56 PM
Have my boat coming next Wednesday, I talked to Parks when he was at the boat show, he loves it, so if its good enough for Parks, good enough for Golden. I have not seen the bimini as well, but holding high hopes. Pull the trigger, go for it.

magnum
03-11-2011, 12:55 AM
I have heard from a boat show that the new tower is much lower and you have to duck your head down when stepping from the back sun pad down into the cockpit area

Huskie05
03-11-2011, 06:25 AM
I have heard from a boat show that the new tower is much lower and you have to duck your head down when stepping from the back sun pad down into the cockpit area
maybe if you are 6'8", I was just on the new x 55 with the power tower last night. When I was getting on I could reach over after putting my foot into the boat off the sun pad and still have room enough for a reach out to grab the power tower. I would have to really stretch forward and up with my head to hit the tower. I am 6'4" and I have no issues. if the tower was in the 2nd down position, then yes, but if its up all the way, then I don't see how.

ddanenberger
03-11-2011, 07:32 AM
two settings. I'm 6'0 and have a good 10-12" at the highest stop point. At the middle point it is forehead height.

ddanenberger
03-11-2011, 07:33 AM
by the way our's is a x25.

j4rowell
03-11-2011, 09:11 AM
I shook the daylights out of the thing at the show... It only pissed people off sitting in the boat. The tower was secured soundly to the boat and it just ended up shaking the people inside.

After doing some research, the video's I found on the internet were boats that had brackets taken off. Probably Malibu dealers. I wouldn't worry.

TX.X-30 fan
03-11-2011, 10:10 AM
I shook the daylights out of the thing at the show... It only pissed people off sitting in the boat. The tower was secured soundly to the boat and it just ended up shaking the people inside.

After doing some research, the video's I found on the internet were boats that had brackets taken off. Probably Malibu dealers. I wouldn't worry.




That makes sense............:rolleyes:

jbkriss
03-11-2011, 11:10 AM
I haven't seen any pictures of the new power tower with a bimini and was curious to see how it attaches. Anybody have some they can post?

mastercraft210
03-11-2011, 02:03 PM
i found one on the internet.

JulioX2
03-11-2011, 02:11 PM
Looks good. I like it!

scott023
03-11-2011, 02:17 PM
I hope that it has the ability to be straight out from the tower... by the looks of the angle on that pic, I may not be able to walk under it without catching my head.

captain planet
03-11-2011, 02:26 PM
I shook the daylights out of the thing at the show... It only pissed people off sitting in the boat. The tower was secured soundly to the boat and it just ended up shaking the people inside.

After doing some research, the video's I found on the internet were boats that had brackets taken off. Probably Malibu dealers. I wouldn't worry.

Go figure....nice 'vented' stringers.

tex
03-11-2011, 03:19 PM
maybe if you are 6'8", I was just on the new x 55 with the power tower last night. When I was getting on I could reach over after putting my foot into the boat off the sun pad and still have room enough for a reach out to grab the power tower. I would have to really stretch forward and up with my head to hit the tower. I am 6'4" and I have no issues. if the tower was in the 2nd down position, then yes, but if its up all the way, then I don't see how.

Good to be 5-9 on a good day!

ShawnB
03-11-2011, 04:02 PM
I hope that it has the ability to be straight out from the tower... by the looks of the angle on that pic, I may not be able to walk under it without catching my head.

Looks like the tower is at the midpoint and not the highest height.

scott023
03-11-2011, 04:33 PM
Looks like the tower is at the midpoint and not the highest height.

Even with the tower in it's highest position, the bimini will still be slanting downwards, limiting clearance. Just hoping that they maximize headroom...

flipper
03-11-2011, 04:35 PM
For what Scott? What are you? 5'6" 135 lbs?

captain planet
03-11-2011, 04:57 PM
Looks good. I like it!

I have to agree. I like the looks of it with the bimini up better than without the bimini.

Jim@BAWS
03-11-2011, 05:59 PM
I have heard from a boat show that the new tower is much lower and you have to duck your head down when stepping from the back sun pad down into the cockpit area

What weighs more a ton of feathers or a ton of rocks...on earth???

RaeRay
03-11-2011, 09:32 PM
I haven't seen any pictures of the new power tower with a bimini and was curious to see how it attaches. Anybody have some they can post?

I have the power tower, it does shake, but not anymore than the old tower. I have also seen Bimini, looks awesome it folds down with tower and does not hit anything. The tower is awesome, money well spent!

scott023
03-12-2011, 09:08 AM
For what Scott? What are you? 5'6" 135 lbs?

I think you confused me with Prambold...

TX.X-30 fan
03-12-2011, 09:59 AM
I think you confused me with Prambold...




Must have talked to you over the phone eh??

scott023
03-12-2011, 12:50 PM
Must have talked to you over the phone eh??

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA