View Full Version : Lowering the Tower - how easy

07-06-2011, 09:05 AM
I can't find a video anywhere that shows what it takes to put the tower down on ZFT 1 (or 3 or whatever they were called a few years back) tower. Where I boat, this tower would most likely need to be lowered at least twice, if not 4 times, each time we took the boat out. Can this be done easily and by one person?

DJ 50
07-06-2011, 09:46 AM
Which tower is that? Is it the one before the power tower?

07-06-2011, 09:47 AM
It's pretty easy compared to some of the old schol towers. Undo a few bolts w/ knobs and unplug spkr and light connectors. Back half gets a little heavy w/ 4 spkrs but still ok for 1 person.
Not sure if you'd have to pull the boards out of the racks, probably. Don't drop one of the knobs in the water. I'd say 5 min total down and up once you have it figured out.

07-06-2011, 11:28 AM
Thrall is correct. Depending on what tower you actually have, it can be pretty easy. I dont lower mine when trailering. Its a lot more stable up then folded down IMO.

DJ 50
07-06-2011, 06:07 PM
If it's the newer one like mine it is easy for one person to take down. However I have had problems getting everything to line up when putting it back up and have to use two people most of the time.

07-07-2011, 08:30 AM
i wouldn't say easy w/ one person but do able. I would much prefer 2 people. However, once you get the hang of it i'm sure you'd come up with a good technique with 1 person

07-07-2011, 08:31 AM
if its the new style of tower its very easy with 1 person. I do it almost 2 - 4 times a day if i boat into work.

07-07-2011, 11:47 AM
if i boat into work.

WHAT??? you live AND work right on the water? I'm jealous, what field are you in?

07-07-2011, 12:39 PM
Information technology.

Boat docked at the back of our community at the private docks.

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Boat docked at work:


07-07-2011, 12:43 PM
I have the zero flex from 02. It takes me less than 2 minutes to undo 4 knobs and fold down by myself. I usually have a beer between the knobs and folding!