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Old 07-26-2012, 11:49 PM
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Tower for a 93 Prostar 205

Hi guys I'm new here, I just got my first Mastercraft 2 weeks ago. Just a beautiful boat.

I was wondering what towers most people put on these.
Anyone have any pictures with different towers mounted?
The tower will be a fall project but I'm ready to buy one now If the price is right.

Also is there anything I should be wary of buying a used tower other than obvious damage?

I was looking at roswell towers as they're made here in Alberta, but I'm open to suggestions

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Old 07-27-2012, 09:45 AM
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New Dimensions seems to be the default for this era of boats.......
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Old 07-27-2012, 09:55 AM
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Ski-me - That tower looks great.
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Old 07-27-2012, 11:35 AM
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If you have $2300 the New Dimensions tower is the way to go, well built with a factory look. If $ is a concern I would recommend looking into the Joystick Pro-Series tower, it will run you about $700. I have seen them on a few boats on TT and they look good. My parents have one and it is very solid with no creaks or rattles.
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Old 07-27-2012, 11:41 AM
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Is that the '93 Prostar from Boise? Did you travel down to get it? Do you have more pics, interior, etc? My dad was considering that one after going out in my '92 PS205.
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Old 07-27-2012, 11:57 AM
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Hey Monty,

Welcome to the forum. Where are you at?

I didn't know Roswell was in AB, for some reason I thought they were made in BC. IMO, new dimension is the only option appearance wise, but obviously most people wouldn't be able to justify a tower that is 20% of the value of the boat. I've seen some decent "next best" towers on the forum, there's quite a few threads with photos.

It looks like you will have to be a little particular about your tower in order for it to still fit on your lift.
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Old 07-27-2012, 11:58 AM
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ND vote here.
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Old 07-27-2012, 01:45 PM
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I just put a Roswell tower on my Maristar, and I like it. But if I could of afforded the New Dimension I would of gone that way. I love the look of the ND towers, but couldn't justify spending 2400 on a tower for a 9000 boat. Anyways, there is a picture of my Roswell tower in the "finally Installed" thread if you want to check it out.
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Old 07-27-2012, 04:16 PM
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Robert Oswell is the owner of Roswell and is (at least was) based in Edmonton and they do make nice towers or great towers considering the price.
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Old 07-27-2012, 04:46 PM
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New Dimensions seems to be the default for this era of boats.......
That Looks amazing.. Just have to figure out if it looks, 1500 more amazing than the Roswel lol

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Is that the '93 Prostar from Boise? Did you travel down to get it? Do you have more pics, interior, etc? My dad was considering that one after going out in my '92 PS205.
It is the boat from Boise, I went down on the 12th and picked it up. Interior is in amazing shape, one split seam, one discoloured panel and some odd cracking on the engine cover. My mom has done quite a bit of upholstery in the past and said she wouldn't mind recovering the interior in the winter.. I think I may update the design as I've seen some pretty nice inspiration on here.
The boat never got much use the last 3 years so I was a bit hesitant, but he brought it into the local dealer who said it needed an new starter, battery, carb cleaning, fresh gas and filter. He had the battery and starter done before I came down but had issues getting carb gaskets.

I was able to rebuild the carb, change the filters and gas as well as oil. The boat runs great now, really shows that he looked after it...

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Hey Monty,

Welcome to the forum. Where are you at?

I didn't know Roswell was in AB, for some reason I thought they were made in BC. IMO, new dimension is the only option appearance wise, but obviously most people wouldn't be able to justify a tower that is 20% of the value of the boat. I've seen some decent "next best" towers on the forum, there's quite a few threads with photos.

It looks like you will have to be a little particular about your tower in order for it to still fit on your lift.
I'm in Edmonton, well I live in Edmonton but I'm currently in Scotland for work.
Thank you, it seems like theres a great group here, tons of knowledge gained from just reading the last few weeks.
I remember reading somewhere Roswell was in Edmonton, I know there's a few dealers in and around the city that stock their stuff.

Yeah it's pretty tight to the top bar the way it sits, I can come down about 4-5 inches by dropping the side to side supports a few bolt holes.
The lift was free, I may look at getting a new one next season, but it works for now. It's just a workout cranking it up, needs a bigger gear in it or something.
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