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Old 06-03-2010, 11:14 AM
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2005 Prostar 197 Tower Mounts (Tightening)

What’s the best way to tighten the driver’s side tower base support (where the tower meets the boat) on the 2005 Prostar 197? Mine is loose and needs to be tightened and I have not figured out how to access the underside to hold the nut during the tightening process…

I tried to access it from the front seating area by removing the cushions – no luck….

I tried to remove the dashboard – cannot access it from there either…

I tried reaching up under the cockpit but cannot access it there either…

I am guessing I will need to remove the carpeted kick panels underneath the cockpit and then reach up with a wrench….

Can anyone offer any suggestions or insight how to accomplish this?

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Old 06-03-2010, 11:17 AM
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Pull out the carpeted kick panel.

I just had mine off a few weeks back to install my new tower pads.
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Old 06-03-2010, 11:33 AM
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Pull out the carpeted kick panel.

I just had mine off a few weeks back to install my new tower pads.
Looking at your pics......I sure don't miss the June gloom of SoCal
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Old 06-03-2010, 11:41 AM
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Sodar -- those pads are sharp.... Where did you get them?

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Old 06-03-2010, 12:33 PM
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Looking at your pics......I sure don't miss the June gloom of SoCal
That was back in Feb.
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Old 06-03-2010, 12:36 PM
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That was back in Feb.
It just never goes away, does it? BTW: those are cool pads, are they a new style?
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Old 06-03-2010, 12:37 PM
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Sodar -- those pads are sharp.... Where did you get them?

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I had them custom made and have a couple extras. If you are interested in them PM me.
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Old 06-03-2010, 12:42 PM
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Pull out the carpeted kick panel.

I just had mine off a few weeks back to install my new tower pads.
Your boat looks pretty good with no tower on it.
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Old 06-03-2010, 12:46 PM
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Your boat looks pretty good with no tower on it.
That is what I was thinking. Anyone else here agree that our 197's look much better without a tower? Of course, the functionality of them drops off significantly with the tower removed.

If it were just me, I would sell my tower in two seconds. But, other people that come to the lake with us use it and it is handy for teaching people to ski/wakeboard, etc.
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Old 06-03-2010, 12:53 PM
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That is what I was thinking. Anyone else here agree that our 197's look much better without a tower? Of course, the functionality of them drops off significantly with the tower removed.

If it were just me, I would sell my tower in two seconds. But, other people that come to the lake with us use it and it is handy for teaching people to ski/wakeboard, etc.
I have been thinking about removing the tower and going with an extended pylon for footing. But the tower holds the speakers that we listen to when floating in the water. That and it is great to hang towels from so they can dry.
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