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h2oskiluvr
02-17-2012, 06:30 AM
I am just wondering if MasterCraft intends to offer the new ZFT-4 with the Prostar 197. Anyone know anything about this?

I would be very interested in adding it to my boat. I would love a tower but I need one that can be easily folded. Our friends over at Ski Nautique developed a nice "hinged" tower for the SN 200 Sport that reminds me of the ZFT-4.

CantRepeat
02-17-2012, 06:52 AM
From the press release.

The ZFT 4 is now available for any new 2012 MasterCraft Boat orders.

BMG
02-17-2012, 10:09 AM
The zft-4 is on the design a boat application, but not showing on the prostars. Not sure if that means its not available or if they just haven't updated the prostar section???

captain planet
02-17-2012, 12:33 PM
I have to be honest, I can't see that tower looking proper on a 197/190. It barely looks like it fits on a 214DD. I would get the New Dimensions tower or the mini tower if still available.

Sodar
02-17-2012, 12:36 PM
I have to be honest, I can't see that tower looking proper on a 197/190. It barely looks like it fits on a 214DD. I would get the New Dimensions tower or the mini tower if still available.

Exactly my thoughts!! Anything more than the new style Mini tower is too much for the 190/197.

ncsone
02-17-2012, 01:33 PM
I would think that the base of the ZFT4 tower would be too far back on a 197 hull, causing interference with the rope. It may be a moot point unless you are skiing deep into short line lengths, though.

Plus, I think weight might be a factor. It looks like that tower is going to be noticeably heavier than the old style towers. It is not such a factor on a bigger boat such as a X2, X25, etc., but on a light 197, it might have a negative effect.

h2oskiluvr
02-17-2012, 01:56 PM
Great advice everyone. Thanks!!!

rkhodges21
02-17-2012, 02:21 PM
Just wondering if that tower is offered on the X7? Am I right that the X7 is a 197 with ballast and a tower? If so then the ZFT4 should fit.

h2oskiluvr
02-17-2012, 07:40 PM
Just wondering if that tower is offered on the X7? Am I right that the X7 is a 197 with ballast and a tower? If so then the ZFT4 should fit.

The X7 is a 197 with ballast and a tower. I checked the Design a Boat thing and it doesn't have it as an option though.

I would absolutely want to see what it looks like on a 197 before I would ever put down cash on that bad boy. The comments about weight, balance, and shortline slalom issues are all good things to consider.

Did I hear right about the tower costing $2k. That can't be right, I thought their other towers cost far more than that.

snork
02-17-2012, 07:49 PM
you can get everything on a 197 as the X7 but the X7 graphics

jason95gt
02-18-2012, 11:54 AM
The 197 only has the ZFT3 and mini tower available. The decks are reinforced for the two point design, so putting a ZFT4 or any other 2 point tower on a previous year boat could cause damage to the hull and structure. There is about a 6ft piece of metal fiberglassed into the deck on the new boats.

jason95gt
02-18-2012, 11:55 AM
The $2000 price that is going around is the upgrade price from a standard X series boat with the ZFT2 tower.

h2oskiluvr
02-18-2012, 01:44 PM
That makes sense.

Thanks for the information everyone. I would love to see a mini-tower with a hinge that makes it easy to fold.

People have told me the New Dimension min tower is easy to fold too. Still nervous about it though. Considering how many times I go in and out of the lift that could be a huge pain if it is too hard.