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Old 07-25-2011, 07:10 PM
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Old 07-25-2011, 08:21 PM
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All I can say is wow thats a mutt ugly tower
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Old 07-25-2011, 09:17 PM
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At least the bottom part looks like a power tower.



BARF

BTW never did see that guy post pics of a revised tower on WW like he said. Think he was from TXMC as well.
Who would drop well over $100k for a brand new X55 and crap out on the good tower anyway? Did it come with a 5.7L engine too?

I see a new market for Maristar models with ballast and New Dimensions needs to start making new MC model specific aftermarket towers for those that don't want the expense/hassle of a power tower.
Still not diggin the '11/'12 grafix either, looks like stock car numbers, but to each their own.
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Old 07-25-2011, 10:15 PM
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I am so glad we have the now "old school" tower on our 2010 X2.... We were in rough water, outrunning a storm, twice this past weekend, us getting beat to death and the tower held strong the entire time with not much flex at all..... I will take the extra few minutes collapsing it to get it into the garage with no complaints, thank you. It has way more advantages than disadvantages.. and the bimini... in the words of the brits... is "spot on".
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Old 07-25-2011, 10:25 PM
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Yep.....REALLY loving my 08 X-2!
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Old 07-25-2011, 10:34 PM
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I'm not feeling the graphics either
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Old 07-25-2011, 10:36 PM
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That thing looks like it belongs on a mid 80's scarab.
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Old 07-26-2011, 10:54 AM
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Seen a couple big cruisers out on Lk Washington this weekend that had similar looking towers mounted darn nrear on the stern of the boat.
They must be sweet wake boats too.
Can't imagine powering up, killin hte throttle(s), turning around, 50x a day in one of those behemoths. Then again, maybe it's just a towel rack or something.
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Old 07-26-2011, 11:17 AM
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I dont think this whole tower re-design is about convenience to lower it. I think it is about taking costs out of the boat. I dont think that many people need to lower their tower on these big boats. Especially on an X55 that can't fit in a garage even when the tower is lowered anyway. The latest version of the manual tower (like what is on my 2010 X45) is tremendously expensive with all the machining. But this is what makes it "MC" and I love it. To completely change the design so it can easily lower makes no sense unless it is a cost saving measure to help keep the company profitable during low volume years. I realize some people may need to lower it on the fly due to bridges and what not but why change the complete line for a few when most dont lower theirs so often that it needs to be "automatic". So this is why I think it is about lowering costs.
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Old 07-27-2011, 12:49 AM
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This tower is getting a LOT of negative publicity.... deservingly so. WHOever approved this design has got to be sweating.
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