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Old 04-27-2012, 05:02 PM
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Buying a new tower PS 190

Buying a new tower they all seem to be made in china. It will be mounted to a 1987 Prostar 190.I am looking at an Aerial airborne, Vapor, and a MT1

MT1 is a little short

Vapor is 2.25 aluminum

Aerial looks almost identical to the Vapor

Roswell Area 51 is the only one I have seen in person but will not powder coat

Difficult shopping without seeing in person my fear is to buy it and it shows up as a box of junk.

thoughts??
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Old 04-27-2012, 05:24 PM
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I have the airborne. It's decent but I made the mistake of letting the sales person talk me out of the anodized version due to the accessories not being available in anodized. The bare polished surface looks great for a week or so and then becomes a maintenance headache. If left outside for 6 months or so it will look like it spent a year on the ocean compared to anodized.

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Old 04-27-2012, 05:27 PM
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I am thinking about having it powdercoated black

I wonder what the difference will be?

how about sturdiness? I have a couple of 270 pounders I have to pull out
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Old 04-27-2012, 05:55 PM
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I've hear that the aerial black powder coat isn't very good. Fades after a short amount of time and becomes powdery. Must not be very UV resistant. I've been thinking about having my tower powder coated to reduce maintenance though.

Mine is very sturdy. I'm 6'1", 210 lbs and I don't bother it. I did pull a dude that was like 250+ lbs once and I didn't even think about it until now. I didn't hear anything from the tower. With any universal tower you will need to retorque the bolts once or twice a season.
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Old 04-27-2012, 08:18 PM
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great

I will let you know how it goes I think I am going to get the vapor with the black powder coat

and put some Roswell r 6 speakers with a roswell 500 watt 4 channel amp I am not sure about a sub yet?

updates and pics to come
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Old 04-27-2012, 11:12 PM
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Just curious you didn't mention New Dimension. Do you not like the shape of them or too dear?
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Old 04-27-2012, 11:29 PM
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http://www.samsonsports.com/ Give these guys a try, they make good stuff here in Washington State
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Old 04-28-2012, 08:11 AM
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Samson would be my first choice but $300 shipping to get to texas makes this one a little high.

The new dimension has good shape as well but again a $2,000+ tower The vapor installed is $1,400 I know you usually get what you pay for but I am hoping that the vapor is ok

thanks for your comments it is difficult to buy without seeing or putting your hands on the material so all comments are appreciated
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Old 05-01-2012, 07:17 PM
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not sure where in the south you are located..... but i'm getting ready to get mine done in North Carolina at Modlins Welding (http://www.modlinswelding.com). He builds everything to the boat and it is custom. I've seen a lot of his stuff and an area dealer recommended him as an aftermarket tower. I'm having mine built and installed in a few weeks. I will post a picture as soon as I get it. May be worth it for you to try and find someone local that welds..... just a thought I didn't think about until it was suggested to me. I was really close to getting an Aerial.
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Old 05-14-2012, 10:36 PM
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Can you post some pics

I just got the airborne polished aluminum for my 88 prostar. I'll post pics when I mount it up.
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