Thread title is incorrect. Not only is this the "ugliest tower", but "ugliest tower on one of the best ski boats", which you imply w gold medal....
I do love my 205, but will take a pull from a tsc2 anyday, especially at -22. Disclaimer - I have no time behind a 197 to compare, and fully expect a 2004 boat to be better than my 94 open bow whether mc or cc.
That makes me cry.