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xstaraus
12-05-2012, 06:12 PM
Hey,

Im looking for a tower boom to suit the new ZFT-4 Tower, has anyone got one or seen one and have any photos you can share.

Thanks

Nick911
12-05-2012, 06:44 PM
Call Mike at international barefoot. The W207 supposedly fits ZFT-4.

fz1dba
05-05-2013, 01:18 PM
Has anyone actually put a tower boom on a ZFT-4?

I plan to order one in June, once my new X10 arrives.

pap
05-05-2013, 01:51 PM
Interest here as well including ease of install and use.

fz1dba
06-05-2013, 11:21 PM
Interest here as well including ease of install and use.

I talked to Mike at BI today and he said the W207 would fit. I plan to order it tomorrow and I'll update once I get it installed.

pap
06-06-2013, 02:13 PM
Please update, I called them and got a very brief explanation but wasn't at all convinced I could/would install this. Seeing one installed and having a first hand report would mean a lot to me, we'd like to have it installed if we're going to do it by early July for teaching at camp this year.

fz1dba
06-06-2013, 10:20 PM
I ordered mine today ... hope it really fits.

Every BI product I have ever bought ( a tower, boom, ropes, handles and fat sacks) has been first rate. While I forgot to ask about a return policy, I did talk to Mike Seipel and he spoke to the differences between the 2012 ZFT-4 and the 2013 ZFT-4. He also told me to call him personally when I did the install so I can be sure to get it setup properly.

fz1dba
06-15-2013, 11:49 PM
Ok the boom has been installed. It is seriously canted forward compared to what I am used to. It has to be that way to clear the shock on the side.

I talked to Mike at BI and he said it will work fine.

Unfortunately I am not going to be able to do the final adjustments and test it on the water for a week or two due to other commitments.

http://s20.postimg.org/57yozrfot/IMG_20130615_181551_590.jpg (http://postimage.org/)

http://s20.postimg.org/jsfrulanh/IMG_20130615_181611_170.jpg (http://postimage.org/)

http://s20.postimg.org/bkdu9lir1/IMG_20130615_181625_025.jpg (http://postimage.org/)

snork
06-16-2013, 09:16 AM
I would not even think about mounting that apparatus on my boat with a zf4 tower, wrong in so many ways

fz1dba
06-16-2013, 10:11 AM
Well the X10 is supposed to be an 'All Purpose' boat. It is not like I leave the boom on all the time.

I can't wait to try out the 6.0 and see how it performs.

pap
06-16-2013, 02:32 PM
It looks quite high - going to be reachable?

fz1dba
06-17-2013, 08:26 PM
We will have to adjust it some one we get it on the water to get it where it needs to be. We used set up my old boom at chest to head high

rodltg2
06-17-2013, 08:31 PM
I would be very surpised if it it works in its current set up.

fz1dba
06-17-2013, 08:35 PM
I would be very surpised if it it works in its current set up.
I think it is going to work with a short rope... not so sure about just the boom. MikeS said it was fine up to a 45 angle... but we will see.

fz1dba
07-21-2013, 08:59 PM
A quick update.

We finally got the boom sorted. I ended up putting all 3 mounts on the large main tower tube. This required us to put one adjustable arm on above the main mount and the other below. We also ran the boom straight out behind the 'shock' for the tower and not in front of it canted so far forward.

There is a good bit of spray on the side of the X10 but it is not that much more than we used to get on the old 205.

I made a quick test run on just the boom and then with the short rope. My son made a couple of runs and we got his friend up for the first time.

I did not take any snaps today but I'll try and post some pictures next time we go in 2 weeks. If anyone wants to see the mount points before then let me know and I'll take some pictures while it is on the trailer.

Cloaked
07-22-2013, 06:46 PM
........I talked to Mike at BI and he said it will work fine.






http://s20.postimg.org/bkdu9lir1/IMG_20130615_181625_025.jpg (http://postimage.org/)That guy will tell you anything for a sale. That is not right. Period. I stopped doing business with BI years ago when he tried to feed me a crock about a boom. Best of luck but that is not a correct application (IMHO).

Not trying to insult your set-up at all. If it works for you, that's all that matters....
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Mastercraft13
07-23-2013, 10:15 AM
I have a 2013 x-10 also since it is as you said the "all round boat" and was looking into a boom. This one just does not look right, from the photos the bar is above the windshield which is great for some upward pull but I think it would be impossible to have a small child hang from it and have their feet even touch the water.

Let us know what you find out on this. Just based off of my boat having it mount somwhere around the base of the tower would still give plenty of height, but I know mounting spots are hard to find.

fz1dba
07-23-2013, 09:55 PM
I have a 2013 x-10 also since it is as you said the "all round boat" and was looking into a boom. This one just does not look right, from the photos the bar is above the windshield which is great for some upward pull but I think it would be impossible to have a small child hang from it and have their feet even touch the water.

Let us know what you find out on this. Just based off of my boat having it mount somwhere around the base of the tower would still give plenty of height, but I know mounting spots are hard to find.


I ended up changing the setup a lot different than the original pictures. I am not going to get back to the lake until next weekend, but I'll try and post some updated pictures after that.

fz1dba
08-01-2013, 12:18 AM
Ok, here is our final setup.. and it is working perfectly - http://s21.postimg.org/9u2nv4txj/IMG_20130731_194148_201.jpg

hotrod
01-11-2014, 03:42 AM
Any update on this setup? How's the spray with the boom in this position? Especially on the short line.

Thanks!

fz1dba
02-20-2014, 12:23 AM
It is working well. There is more spray than we had on the old 205 but it is not that bad. I don't have any issues with tumble turns or anything like that.