Go Back   TeamTalk > Maintenance Tips, How-tos and Refurbishing Topics > Towers

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 03-14-2014, 06:49 AM
alfie623's Avatar
alfie623 alfie623 is offline
TT Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Boat: Mastercraft, Maristar, 1999, 330 LTR
Location: New York
Posts: 110
Looking for pics of ND tower folded down

I'm tower shopping and have pretty much decided that I want a New Dimensions tower for my '99 Maristar 210 but I have questions that I'm trying to iron out ahead of time. One question is: how hard is it to fold this tower and when folded what does it look like and measure? My boat sits in a covered lift all summer and stowing the tower to stow the boat will probably be a daily chore. Does anyone have pics or info to help me?

One other question: I also want to add a tower mounted bimini top and will most likely want speakers in the future. How does this complicate the tower folding?
__________________
'99 Maristar 210 VRS with 330 LTR
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 03-14-2014, 08:06 AM
Traxx822's Avatar
Traxx822 Traxx822 is online now
MC Devotee
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Boat: Mastercraft, Maristar 200VRS, 1995, Indimar 5.7, My first MasterCraft
Location: Chicago SW sub
Posts: 2,469
Just look on NDT website. There is plenty of pics with them down.

I have a 95 maristar with NDT. I can take tower down in about 2-3 minutes. It folds forward.

Sent from my HTC One using Tapatalk
__________________
When I was a child, I used to talk as a child, think as a child, reason as a child; when I became a man, I put aside childish things.
1 Corinthians Chapter 13 - 11
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-14-2014, 08:45 AM
ncskier's Avatar
ncskier ncskier is offline
TT Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Boat: 1999 Prostar 205
Location: Durham, NC
Posts: 168
Quote:
Originally Posted by alfie623 View Post
I'm tower shopping and have pretty much decided that I want a New Dimensions tower for my '99 Maristar 210 but I have questions that I'm trying to iron out ahead of time. One question is: how hard is it to fold this tower and when folded what does it look like and measure? My boat sits in a covered lift all summer and stowing the tower to stow the boat will probably be a daily chore. Does anyone have pics or info to help me?

One other question: I also want to add a tower mounted bimini top and will most likely want speakers in the future. How does this complicate the tower folding?
If your lift is where you dock during the day also check the width with board racks on. The swivel racks are easier if there are lift cables in the way.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-14-2014, 09:05 AM
Dynamite Spike's Avatar
Dynamite Spike Dynamite Spike is online now
TT Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Boat: 1996 Prostar 205
Location: Alabama
Posts: 242
Quote:
Originally Posted by alfie623 View Post
I'm tower shopping and have pretty much decided that I want a New Dimensions tower for my '99 Maristar 210 but I have questions that I'm trying to iron out ahead of time. One question is: how hard is it to fold this tower and when folded what does it look like and measure? My boat sits in a covered lift all summer and stowing the tower to stow the boat will probably be a daily chore. Does anyone have pics or info to help me?



One other question: I also want to add a tower mounted bimini top and will most likely want speakers in the future. How does this complicate the tower folding?

Here is a pic of my ND tower folded. I have the tower mounted Bimini and I wouldn't have anything else. It looks totally integrated with the tower and you can stand completely upright under it. I plan on adding some tower speakers in the next couple of weeks. The routing of the wires will simply follow the wire for the tower nav light inside the tube and exit right at the pivot point. There should already be a pre drilled hole in the machined tube end.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-14-2014, 09:29 AM
Traxx822's Avatar
Traxx822 Traxx822 is online now
MC Devotee
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Boat: Mastercraft, Maristar 200VRS, 1995, Indimar 5.7, My first MasterCraft
Location: Chicago SW sub
Posts: 2,469
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dynamite Spike View Post
Here is a pic of my ND tower folded. I have the tower mounted Bimini and I wouldn't have anything else. It looks totally integrated with the tower and you can stand completely upright under it. I plan on adding some tower speakers in the next couple of weeks. The routing of the wires will simply follow the wire for the tower nav light inside the tube and exit right at the pivot point. There should already be a pre drilled hole in the machined tube end.
Just an fyi, when I ran my wires ND only made small holes. We had to bore them out larger so I could fit the right proper gauge wires. Also use some corrugated insulation when routing around the tower legs/pivot point.

Sent from my HTC One using Tapatalk
__________________
When I was a child, I used to talk as a child, think as a child, reason as a child; when I became a man, I put aside childish things.
1 Corinthians Chapter 13 - 11
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 03-14-2014, 09:39 AM
Dynamite Spike's Avatar
Dynamite Spike Dynamite Spike is online now
TT Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Boat: 1996 Prostar 205
Location: Alabama
Posts: 242
Quote:
Originally Posted by Traxx822 View Post
Just an fyi, when I ran my wires ND only made small holes. We had to bore them out larger so I could fit the right proper gauge wires. Also use some corrugated insulation when routing around the tower legs/pivot point.

Sent from my HTC One using Tapatalk

Yep, that's what I do as well
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 03-14-2014, 10:28 AM
LaRue's Avatar
LaRue LaRue is offline
MC Devotee
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Boat: 2000 Mastercraft Maristar 210 LTR
Location: Midwest
Posts: 1,272
2000 Maristar 210

I don't have photo of tower folded down. But here is NDT tower with bimini extended and folded. Plenty of room for speakers. This bimini is from Towerbiminis http://www.towerbiminis.com/ They provide wonderful customer service and can put bimini at the height you prefer and will adjust as needed if you desire speakers.


To fold tower just unscrew the two oversized screws marked in red and walk tower forward. I do this alone in about a minute. In the folded down position I place tower on two towels to keep it off gel coat.
Attached Images
  
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 03-14-2014, 01:35 PM
TayMC197's Avatar
TayMC197 TayMC197 is offline
MC Devotee
 
Join Date: May 2008
Boat: 2002 ProStar 197 ProTournament Team
Location: Dallas, Tx
Posts: 1,502
Send a message via AIM to TayMC197
Looking for pics of ND tower folded down



Up and down.. I fold my tower back, I put pads on the window frame to protect it.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 03-14-2014, 01:40 PM
TayMC197's Avatar
TayMC197 TayMC197 is offline
MC Devotee
 
Join Date: May 2008
Boat: 2002 ProStar 197 ProTournament Team
Location: Dallas, Tx
Posts: 1,502
Send a message via AIM to TayMC197
Looking for pics of ND tower folded down

I also drilled out the threaded holes and put bushing in them. That way I can use locking pins for faster up and down. No more unscrewing and screwing four knobs.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 03-14-2014, 01:49 PM
JRW160's Avatar
JRW160 JRW160 is offline
MC Devotee
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Boat: 2003 X2
Location: Huntsville, AL
Posts: 1,245
Quote:
Originally Posted by TayMC197 View Post
I also drilled out the threaded holes and put bushing in them. That way I can use locking pins for faster up and down. No more unscrewing and screwing four knobs.
Do you have any pics of that? That sounds like something I need to do. I have to unscrew all 4 knobs on mine when I put it in the garage and that is getting old.
__________________
2003 X2
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:04 AM.