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Old 10-18-2006, 02:18 PM
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threadJack.....

mitch, what did you put on top of the tower to make a TENT when you covered your boat???

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Old 05-19-2008, 11:11 PM
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mitch, what did you put on top of the tower to make a TENT when you covered your boat???

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sorry for the 18 month late reply I removed the tower in the winter
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Old 05-19-2008, 11:13 PM
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update: My father-in-law got w/ a local welder he's fond of, and here's the finished product. I also spoke to Matt at Xtreme, who can supply a replacement part for $330 bucks, with an 8 day lead time, and 40$ for shipping. I thought that was pretty reasonable. This weld was 20 bucks. I was pretty happy w/ it. Whatta ya think? No idea what kind of welder he used but Dad-in-law said the machine (<--technical term) was huge. Guy mentioned he did not want to connect the welds as he thought it might too much heat for very little benefit

Props to Mike @ 'MC of Charlotte' for rummaging thru his scrap piles trying to hook me up.

Thanks all, appreciate the input.....

Weld cracked but for 20 bucks it did last 2 years. Pulled the arm off tonight and father in law is taking it back to the same guy. Oh well.
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Old 05-20-2008, 12:09 AM
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i have an 02 X-star as well, and don't have any issues like that with mine? if you get the thing to WI i would gladly T.I.G. weld it for you? i love welding Aluminum, don't know why so many people don't like doing it?

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the weld that was on there, was too hot, moved too slow, not enough filler rod. it should have been welded on both sides of the repair weld as well

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Old 05-20-2008, 11:10 AM
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Thanks for the feedback guys! The crack runs right along the heat line from the orig weld. Father-in-law, who's a mechanic and welds a lot, said manf defect all the way, too much heat. Looking ahead to a weld failing, I sent a note to my fav MC dealer (pssst in NC) asking how much to replace the driver's side base, and I will email ND, good idea. I doubt water got in there, as it was tented good for the winter. I even covered the only small hole in the base w/ a coozie, as to not rip the tarp. Every time I checked the boat, it was bone dry. That being said, I can not understand how I missed it in the fall, when I took the tower off. Hmmm, maybe
How do you tent the tarp like that? looks like a great way to protect it.
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Weld cracked but for 20 bucks it did last 2 years. Pulled the arm off tonight and father in law is taking it back to the same guy. Oh well.
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Old 05-21-2008, 09:32 PM
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I was thinking that! It was the 1st spring I looked at the boat and said it's starting to look a little old
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Old 05-21-2008, 09:35 PM
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the weld that was on there, was too hot, moved too slow, not enough filler rod. it should have been welded on both sides of the repair weld as well

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Thanks for the offer of help. I got it back from the guy and it looks pretty much the sale. Not sure what's making it crack, He said to drill a 1/8" hold to let any moisture out. I was not wet.
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Old 05-21-2008, 09:43 PM
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How do you tent the tarp like that? looks like a great way to protect it.

I used 2 saw horse kits. Basically it's 2 large saw horses, connected by 2 10' 2x4's connected by a couple of 3 ft sections. I never have to remove snow for either boat- seems to works well.
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