My last 2 boats had the power tower. If I was to rank the towers in order of preference it would be;
1 ZFT3 (first choice)
3 ZTF5P (had too many issues)
Honestly, after having the 5P on 2 different boats, I would rather do away with it. Dont get me wrong, being able to lower the bimini during rainy days was awsome, but IMO not worth all the other headaches - not to mention the amount of flex (supposably fixed with braces).
If I had a choice on a new 2013, it would be a ZFT4, even if they offered a 5P for free.
Current: 2009 X-Star, Indmar 6L, 400hp, ZFT3 tower. c/w 1/9 scale R/C PWT X-Star
2009 Moomba LSV
2009 Moomba Outback V
2008 Monterey FS180
Pelican 4 set paddle boat
plastic tug boat when I was 4