I have a shore station, 4000# capacity for my prostar. I have a canopy, however i do not have a tower, so could not comment on it being tower friendly. I have not have a single problem with mine since buying new in 2000. When purchasing mine, i was originally looking at the 3000# model, as this was less expensive. I was given the tip to get as large of a capacity as you could afford, as it would be heavier duty, so it could handle a lighter boat easier, and last longer. it would also raise your resale value, as it could work for a wider range of buyers
1999 sportstar 19, vortec TBI 310hp, acme 541 prop, 2006 prostar decals, alpine ida-x100m stereo, clarion speakers, kicker sub, and a JL XD600/6 amp.
stick of choice: 66" connelly concept. hey, im old school!