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Old 08-18-2016, 11:58 PM
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New to me 2003 Maristar 230VRS Tower question

I just bought an absolutely immaculate Maristar 230VRS. It only has 168 hrs on it and the interior is perfect. I'm pretty excited. Here's some pictures.

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I want to put a tower on the boat. I like the looks of the forward sweeping towers like this Monster Tower and it looks to be on a boat just like mine.




Here's my question, the forward sweeping towers all seem to mount just a bit behind the windshield frame. That's exactly where I will be getting in and out of the boat on the trailer as well as on the dock. Does anybody have this type of tower? If so, do you find that it gets in the way? A traditional style tower would mount around the windshield frame and not really be in the way.

Just curious what people's thoughts are on this.

Thanks in advance,
Keith

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Old 08-18-2016, 11:59 PM
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Wow, first post and I screwed up the pictures.
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Old 08-19-2016, 12:10 AM
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Here's the tower I'm looking at.

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Old 08-19-2016, 12:10 AM
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A for effort though!
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Old 08-19-2016, 12:15 AM
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Here's my boat.

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Old 08-19-2016, 10:43 AM
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Here's a pic of how it looks installed from the "entry" point behind the driver. It takes a little more acrobatics but its completely manageable and the tower is more than worth a little extra effort.
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Old 08-19-2016, 05:03 PM
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Good to know, thank you Alex.
Did you install the tower yourself? If so what kind of reinforcement is there below where the tower is mounted? It concerns me a little that the load points for this type of tower are so close together. On a traditional tower the four load points are much farther apart. That tower sure does look good though.
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Old 08-19-2016, 05:19 PM
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Good to know, thank you Alex.
Did you install the tower yourself? If so what kind of reinforcement is there below where the tower is mounted? It concerns me a little that the load points for this type of tower are so close together. On a traditional tower the four load points are much farther apart. That tower sure does look good though.
Let me preface by saying thats not my boat. I found that in a local MariStar ad. Also, I did not install my tower either. Lots of owners have installed towers could be much more help to you with those kinds of questions but I can assure you it is solid and safe to install. It's certainly my favorite tower option. Also, keep in mind that most newer towers are this style of close load points. So it's obviously a proven effective and safe design.

btw we need more pics! There's a Maristar picture thread you should find and post some! and Welcome!
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Old 09-28-2016, 11:48 PM
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I ended up going with the Monster MTK Tower.
They had a special with tower, 2 speakers and 2 board racks.
I really like it a lot.

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Old 09-29-2016, 12:09 AM
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Here it is with the over the tower bimini top.

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