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Old 08-27-2012, 12:34 PM
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how is he going to use it if he doesnt have a tower?
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Old 08-27-2012, 12:39 PM
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A little JB Weld and Duct Tape outta do the trick!

(I'm sure that would be covered under warranty of 'materials' from the vendor.)
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Old 08-27-2012, 12:45 PM
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Nothing other than my the usual - kids on tubes - wakeboarders. The weld is situated about half way up the top above the ski rack...and the crack is clearly above the weld on the tube and not the weld. I rarely use the tower - heck boat has a little over 100 hours over 5 years....the crack has really spooked me as to what "could of happened"...
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Old 08-27-2012, 12:50 PM
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Nothing other than my the usual - kids on tubes - wakeboarders. The weld is situated about half way up the top above the ski rack...and the crack is clearly above the weld on the tube and not the weld. I rarely use the tower - heck boat has a little over 100 hours over 5 years....the crack has really spooked me as to what "could of happened"...
No I see what they are saying where it looks like a bad weld stressed the material. Do you have tower braces installed?
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Old 08-27-2012, 01:04 PM
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I would never tow a tube from a tower. Seen too many failures resulting in driver and passengers getting hurt and cut and major damage to the boat from a tower or top deck failing due to pulling a tube.
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Old 08-27-2012, 01:15 PM
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Tubes are bad, tubs are really bad
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Old 08-27-2012, 01:39 PM
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Nothing other than my the usual - kids on tubes......

Ouch, mystery solved. I am guessing that is what did it..... You wouldnt think towing a tube would be a lot more stress, but it is. I have heard of so many tower failures from that.


Still sucks though. Hopefully you can get it fixed up easy enough!!
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Old 08-27-2012, 01:45 PM
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Nothing other than my the usual - kids on tubes - wakeboarders. The weld is situated about half way up the top above the ski rack...and the crack is clearly above the weld on the tube and not the weld. I rarely use the tower - heck boat has a little over 100 hours over 5 years....the crack has really spooked me as to what "could of happened"...
Thats how it happened. Pulling tubes is the worst thing you could have ever done. I've seen several towers crack, break, or collapse from pulling tubes. Thats way to my resistance for those towers to withstand. The bigger boats can handle it a little better but the smaller aren't designed for that kind of pull. You are lucky you gel coat and fiberglass didn't give.

The tower is fixable, will you have problems in the future from it.. its hard to tell...
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Old 08-27-2012, 01:46 PM
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does it say not to pull tubes from the tower?!
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Old 08-27-2012, 01:49 PM
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Does it say not to drive in the wrong lane of traffic? If you read the disclaimer for the towers it says not to pull tubes or a cetain amount of weight but who actually reads that stuff? I did cause I was on the toilet bored.
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