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Old     (brycejb328)      Join Date: Aug 2009       02-25-2015, 1:45 PM Reply   
Saw this on the local craigslist... hmmm... a little strange looking to say the least
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Old     (jamespjackson95)      Join Date: Jul 2012       02-25-2015, 1:47 PM Reply   
That tower is to big for that boat IMO
Old     (jhartt3)      Join Date: Jan 2012       02-25-2015, 2:31 PM Reply   
i dont think its too bad. little weird could swoop forward a bit more and be 5inches lower but its not terrible
Old     (xstarrider)      Join Date: Jun 2007       02-25-2015, 2:47 PM Reply   
I disagree. That thing is absolutely terrible. Geezus. How can people wreck such classic ski/wakeboats with crap towers. Just because someone makes it doesn't mean you should buy it.
Old     (Expedite03)      Join Date: Dec 2014       02-25-2015, 4:04 PM Reply   
Looks like a late 80s basketball goal. Just take the rim and backboard off, and you've got a tower!
Old     (boardman74)      Join Date: Jul 2012       02-25-2015, 4:07 PM Reply   
I agree with Swat..terrible. Shape is Ugly and to high for the boat.
Old     (501s)      Join Date: Feb 2010       02-25-2015, 6:14 PM Reply   
Ya, that's hideous. I have to agree. Tough to find a worse looking tower on that boat.
Old     (sambo13)      Join Date: Jun 2009       02-25-2015, 10:16 PM Reply   
I really want to know the thought process behind this one.
Old     (xstarrider)      Join Date: Jun 2007       02-26-2015, 2:57 AM Reply   
Oh man. Just when you think it can't get worse. That poor BF Nautique
Old     (brycejb328)      Join Date: Aug 2009       02-26-2015, 5:22 AM Reply   
I think it's safe to say that any of the Classic ski boats are not meant to have forward sweeping towers.
Old     (grant_west)      Join Date: Jun 2005       02-26-2015, 6:08 AM Reply   
It's great for everyone to have a diffrent opinion but some things we should all agree on hands down that's a ULGY ULGY looking tower and the guy has wrecked that boat, same with the other link to the Nautique. That tower is a close 3rd or 4th in the ULGY tower contest.
. That malibu would be a great canidit for a $900 monster tower.
Old     (Bakes)      Join Date: Mar 2010       02-26-2015, 9:58 PM Reply   
The samson blade has looked pretty decent on some of the 'classic' boats.
Old     (tripsw)      Join Date: May 2006       02-26-2015, 10:45 PM Reply   
Both worth more money without the towers.
Old    Paxdad            02-27-2015, 12:35 PM Reply   
Thanks for posting a picture of my boat. My son and I purchased the tower and did a father and son install project. Man that brings back great memories we had working on that boat. God rest his soul he has passed on to a much better place. I am lonely without him and these types of projects to take on together.
Old     (NoNceNse)      Join Date: Nov 2013       03-04-2015, 9:20 AM Reply   
Well this post just turned dark : (

I kind of like the black version mounted on the sides of the boat so it doesn't sit so high

Old     (Redheadd)      Join Date: Apr 2014       03-04-2015, 10:34 AM Reply   
Wow! Sorry for your loss brother.
Old     (phathom)      Join Date: Jun 2013       03-04-2015, 10:54 AM Reply   
The tower on that Tahoe isn't bad.
On that Malibu, you know they were definitely thinking about getting a tower, and also about head clearance since it's so damn high. It doesn't look good, but they probably had a practical purpose for it, like the owner is 6'6 or something :shrug:

R.I.P. Ski Nautique...
Old     (john211)      Join Date: Aug 2008       03-04-2015, 2:41 PM Reply   
"God rest his soul he has passed on to a much better place."

Five years ago, the wrath of WW -- or, more gently, the comedic farce WW can muster -- came down on you if you grabbed elsewhere on your board than between your bindings ... or else ... clean on the tail or nose.

Now, it's after-market tower mounting choices.
Old     (john211)      Join Date: Aug 2008       03-04-2015, 2:43 PM Reply   
OK Ok ok ... that barefoot nautique is atrocious.
Old     (slowwwflowww)      Join Date: Mar 2011       03-04-2015, 3:21 PM Reply   
That is one of the nicest designs I have ever seen.Very modern looking.Come on people think outside the box.Worth every penny.As a matter of fact I think that's all its WORTHhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah ahahahahahahahahahahaha
Old     (rallyart)      Join Date: Nov 2006       03-04-2015, 4:25 PM Reply   
From a practical standpoint that Nautique is actually quite good.

The tow point is right over the center of mass for the boat so it won't move much with a load.
It's tall to give the best air time and you can't hit your head on it.
The entire side of the boat is open for loading.
Boards on racks would be right where you want them so nobody gets clipped passing them back and forth to stow.
It's a very stiff part of the hull so the mount is stable.

Isn't there any value in Function before Form?
Old     (williamburell)      Join Date: Sep 2011       03-05-2015, 2:08 PM Reply   

Old     (t6tech)      Join Date: Mar 2015       03-16-2015, 3:08 AM Reply   
Just goes to show you people will buy anything even if it is butt ugly.

Last edited by t6tech; 03-16-2015 at 3:15 AM.
Old     (wakechango)      Join Date: Aug 2014       03-17-2015, 3:28 PM Reply   
Here's another one not sure the installation was thought out
Old     (phathom)      Join Date: Jun 2013       03-18-2015, 1:58 PM Reply   
I just saw this one just now and had to snap a pic and post it up. All the towers above aren't great, but this one takes the cake. On an outboard Bayliner too.
It is made of rusting square steel tubing with a ball hitch on top.
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Old     (john211)      Join Date: Aug 2008       03-18-2015, 2:15 PM Reply   
Umm ... it's fine.

I'm feeling guilty about the disparaging of other peoples' towers (which I partook in) when all they want to do is wakeboard ... but ... their budget is ... what it is.
Old     (viking)      Join Date: Sep 2009       03-18-2015, 7:20 PM Reply   
WOW..................just WOW! the race is on now to find one to beat that. I doubt highly it'll happen. Sweet find.
Old     (phathom)      Join Date: Jun 2013       03-18-2015, 7:52 PM Reply   
That was just one I drove by today. A quick google search revealed these gems.


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