Originally Posted by Double D
Unfortunately thats not the MTK tower. I have the original MT, similar to yours Razzy, and did not have to add any extra steel to the back sides. The Mounting brackets came with backing plates already and the glass is typically thick enough to handle the load. With the MTK I am sure MT provides direction on if extra plating should be used.
The MTK looks like this on that vintage of boat. Direct from the MT site.
if that's the correct mounting point for that tower it looks like it would interfere with getting wide on the buoy when you run the course especially when getting in to shorter line lengths