Originally Posted by Nick911
Seipel is who I talked to he said the tower boom is tested and solid whereas the pylon mount may not be as solid. He also said I will be unable to remove the tower mount pole while on the water, whereas the pylon one is easily removed from the boat.
All true, Siepel is the authority on booms.
It all depends on your situation, but if you have a dock you can pull up to and remove the tower boom when you're done using it I still think that's the best option.
Looks plenty strong to me!