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Old 05-05-2005, 08:22 PM
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X-Star Tower

How easy/difficult is it to collapse the X-Star tower ?
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Old 05-05-2005, 09:30 PM
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I have an '03 flex tower on a 209 and it is very simple to collapse - I am not sure about the new x-stars - but I bet they are pretty easy.
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Old 05-05-2005, 10:14 PM
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The 2005 X-Star tower is very easy to take down. If you have four tower speakers it is easier with two people because of the weight but it can be done solo.
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Old 05-05-2005, 10:18 PM
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Ok thanks, the dealer guy was making out it was a pain in the a** but sounds like should not be a prob as there will be 2 of us, though the tower does have 4 speakers.
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Old 05-05-2005, 10:48 PM
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I think MYMC has a video of one guy folding the tower on an '05. Looked pretty simple. It did not appear to have speakers though, but I still can't imagine it would be much trouble for 1 or 2 people.
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Old 05-06-2005, 12:45 AM
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I know the tower on the X9 was fairly simple to collapse and could be done alone. Didn't have speakers, did have two lights though.
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Old 05-06-2005, 09:42 AM
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The PITA come from installing and removing the hand screws...stainless steel screws into aluminum threads. I have been waving the red flag at this for years to no avail...
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Old 05-06-2005, 01:26 PM
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I have a 2002 X30 with the new 2005 tower. I find it a PITA to take down with one person especially when the cover is on the boat. My tower does have 4 speakers on it but no lights.

Questions:
1) How do others take their 2005 towers down with the cover on the boat?

2) What do people rest the rear section of the tower on (if anything) to prevent the tower bar from making an indent in the motor cover?

I agree, the tower is ever easy to take down if you are in the boat. However, if you take the tower down while in the boat, you can't put the cover on her. Anyone have any suggestions?

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Old 05-06-2005, 01:30 PM
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We just received a bulletin not to rest the rear section of the tower on the sunpad without some type of padding. Good point about folding with cover in place.
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Old 05-06-2005, 01:54 PM
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MYMC -

I use two (2) flat fenders (36"x12"x3") - one on each side of the ski pylon, to rest the top bar of the tower on so it does not create indentations in the motor cover. I works pretty well.

Does anyone else have any other methods? I was thinking about building a bar that attaches to the trailer guide posts and would be supporting by the ski pylon in the middle so the rear section of the tower could rest on it and not have to even touch the motor cover.
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