View Full Version : Best foldable PS 197 Tower

01-08-2012, 10:53 AM
I put my boat on a lift with a cover (Shorestation). I want a mini tower but I am concerned about the hassle of folding the tower each time I go in and out of the lift. Since I can't be the only one with this issue I was wondering what others did about it. Is there a tower that works well for this?.

I like the looks of the New Dimension tower best but that one looks like it would be particularly hardto fold down. Anyone have this setup?

01-08-2012, 11:14 AM
Four large knobs and it folds down forward about windshield height. Easy to lower with just one person.

01-08-2012, 11:54 AM
CantReat - Thanks! So, you have the New Dimension Mino Tower?

01-08-2012, 01:10 PM
I have the ND mini on my 03 197 and it does fold forward fairly easily.

01-08-2012, 01:47 PM
Nd mini is what I would go with

01-08-2012, 01:57 PM
I have the Zero flex and have to fold mine everytime out and in the garage. Less than 2 minutes by myself!

01-09-2012, 01:54 PM
ND is the way to go. I have the full size ND tower on my 02 197 and it folds easy too. You might want to look at it if you are taller like myself, 6'4". Keeps you from hitting your head...

01-15-2012, 03:07 PM
My 08' 197 has the ND mini-tower, and for most of the summer (I can't after a heavy rain for a day or so) I can get it in, under my aluminum frame roof on my boat lift, without folding. It does take some calculations when installing your boat lift and roof system. During the early/late season I fold it to get the boat up to its' maximum height - and as mentioned by some others here, only takes a few minutes and is easy to manage, especially a mini-tower.

01-16-2012, 08:10 AM
Stop the presses, this looks like Spam...

My concern is it won't fit under the Shorestation cover frame in the folded or unfolded position. My second concern has to do with the ease of folding the tower. I am often going out by myself or with my kids who are too young to help. If I have a tower that takes two adults to put up or down then I am in a bit of trouble.

01-16-2012, 12:24 PM
I'd get the newer OEM or the older zero flex as both accept MC accessories. The ND has proprietary accessories as far as I can tell.