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Old 01-20-2012, 08:24 PM
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Question Tower Advice for an 81 Stars and Stripes



Hi there,

I'm new here. I have a blue stars and stripes and we're looking to install a tower onto it this year. Just had the upholstery done so its looking great and we think adding a tower will finish it off.

Any suggestions to get a nice sturdy tower that looks great on an older boat?

Thanks in advance!
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Old 01-20-2012, 08:27 PM
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Hmmmm.... you sure you want to throw a tower on it? Its nice to keep those old classics.... well classic.
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Old 01-20-2012, 08:29 PM
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Hmmmm.... you sure you want to throw a tower on it? Its nice to keep those old classics.... well classic.
Yeah we do. We have a ten foot pole right now and it looks dumb, gets in the way, and isn't very sturdy.

I do love my boat though, it is a looker.
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Old 01-20-2012, 08:30 PM
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I think youll find a good majority of the guys on here with older prostars/proskiers will use the fly high pole rather than add a tower.... They were not originally designed for that kind of stress on the fiberglass. If you do it you will have to glass in supports; either wood or steal to hold up to the stress the tower puts on it.
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Old 01-20-2012, 08:37 PM
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in case anyone is curious about the upholstery:







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Old 01-20-2012, 09:17 PM
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The interior is incredibly clean - great job.

I would, too, suggest that you think long and hard about adding a tower for the following reasons: Not made for a tower (already stated) and resell (a classic the way it is; aso, already stated). If you plan on upgrading to another boat, the tower may become an albatross to selling.

If you do install a tower - I sure wanna see it
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Old 01-20-2012, 09:38 PM
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You will take a lot of crap about putting a tower on that boat, so be prepared. But to each his own. Sweet looking interior. Lets see the exterior.

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Old 01-20-2012, 09:52 PM
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Very nice S&S.
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Old 01-21-2012, 03:48 AM
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I have yet to see a S&S that I thought looked good with a tower. That interior is sweet btw.
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Old 01-21-2012, 02:05 PM
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Great looking boat, and dont put a tumor on it.

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