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Old 07-24-2016, 10:19 PM
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Lowering an 07-11 x2 tower

If you have an 07-2011 x2 with this tower would you please do me a great service and make a video of you lowering the tower and then raising it buy yourself. I have searched and searched for a video but can only find pics and instructions. Some people say it's a PIA and some say it's a simple one man job. However the video camera does not lie. Please please pretty please someone make a video or post a link to one. I will have to raise and lower it every time I use it by myself so it's a serious deal breaker.
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Old 07-24-2016, 10:30 PM
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I have an 07 X1, but I think it's the same tower. I'll probably be lowering it tomorrow and putting it up. I will video it unless I'm in a huge hurry for some reason. Until then, here's a couple of pics of how I lay mine down without it completely laying on the sundeck.



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Old 07-24-2016, 11:14 PM
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Thanks man I look forward to your video
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Old 07-24-2016, 11:21 PM
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I have an 07 X1, but I think it's the same tower. I'll probably be lowering it tomorrow and putting it up. I will video it unless I'm in a huge hurry for some reason. Until then, here's a couple of pics of how I lay mine down without it completely laying on the sundeck.



IMO here is a better way to support that tower when folded.

https://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk...ad.php?t=69637
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Old 07-24-2016, 11:33 PM
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Thanks man I look forward to your video
Since you said pretty please I ran outside and lowered it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5wxHzr2rSw
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Old 07-25-2016, 12:32 AM
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You the man. That is even quicker than I could install my extended pylon on my old sportstar. I'm not sure why anyone would say that's PIA. Thank you so much.
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That was a well practiced procedure that went well for sure. Not all go this well and a lot will depend on what you have attached to your tower as well.

I have 4 Wet Sounds speakers on my tower that came with the boat. These things are very heavy and can make that transition from being in front of the tower to behind it can be very,,,, interesting. Let's just say you wouldn't want to do it impaired. Also putting the tower back up and getting the front tower legs to align properly can be challenging also. Now I only put my tower down/up once a year so I would expect that as with most things the more you do it the better you can get at it but this still isn't an easy process.

One other thing you may want to invest in is a pair of cutting boards to rest the tower on. While I would like to take credit for this another member actually did this last year and I used the idea for my winter lay up which worked surprisingly well.....
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Old 07-25-2016, 08:07 AM
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Since you said pretty please I ran outside and lowered it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5wxHzr2rSw
To show my apreciation for your most excellent video I'm going to send you a MC steering wheel emblam I never used. PM me your address and I will get it out today.
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That was a well practiced procedure that went well for sure. Not all go this well and a lot will depend on what you have attached to your tower as well.

I have 4 Wet Sounds speakers on my tower that came with the boat. These things are very heavy and can make that transition from being in front of the tower to behind it can be very,,,, interesting. Let's just say you wouldn't want to do it impaired. Also putting the tower back up and getting the front tower legs to align properly can be challenging also. Now I only put my tower down/up once a year so I would expect that as with most things the more you do it the better you can get at it but this still isn't an easy process.

One other thing you may want to invest in is a pair of cutting boards to rest the tower on. While I would like to take credit for this another member actually did this last year and I used the idea for my winter lay up which worked surprisingly well.....
So what you are trying to say is that I could possibly wind up dead on the sun deck with four wet sounds speakers on top of me lol
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Old 07-25-2016, 10:29 AM
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IMO here is a better way to support that tower when folded.

https://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk...ad.php?t=69637
Nice work. Mine only sits like that for a few minutes, though. I pull it in the garage and then put it back up. My door is about 6 inches too short, but the tower will fit once inside.
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