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    Buying a new tower they all seem to be made in china. It will be mounted to a 1987 Prostar 190.I am looking at an Aerial airborne, Vapor, and a MT1

    MT1 is a little short

    Vapor is 2.25 aluminum

    Aerial looks almost identical to the Vapor

    Roswell Area 51 is the only one I have seen in person but will not powder coat

    Difficult shopping without seeing in person my fear is to buy it and it shows up as a box of junk.

    thoughts??

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    I have the airborne. It's decent but I made the mistake of letting the sales person talk me out of the anodized version due to the accessories not being available in anodized. The bare polished surface looks great for a week or so and then becomes a maintenance headache. If left outside for 6 months or so it will look like it spent a year on the ocean compared to anodized.
    Last edited by Jeff d; 04-27-2012, 05:26 PM.

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    • #3
      I am thinking about having it powdercoated black

      I wonder what the difference will be?

      how about sturdiness? I have a couple of 270 pounders I have to pull out

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      • #4
        I've hear that the aerial black powder coat isn't very good. Fades after a short amount of time and becomes powdery. Must not be very UV resistant. I've been thinking about having my tower powder coated to reduce maintenance though.

        Mine is very sturdy. I'm 6'1", 210 lbs and I don't bother it. I did pull a dude that was like 250+ lbs once and I didn't even think about it until now. I didn't hear anything from the tower. With any universal tower you will need to retorque the bolts once or twice a season.

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        • #5
          great

          I will let you know how it goes I think I am going to get the vapor with the black powder coat

          and put some Roswell r 6 speakers with a roswell 500 watt 4 channel amp I am not sure about a sub yet?

          updates and pics to come

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          • #6
            Just curious you didn't mention New Dimension. Do you not like the shape of them or too dear?

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            • #7
              http://www.samsonsports.com/ Give these guys a try, they make good stuff here in Washington State

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              • #8
                Samson would be my first choice but $300 shipping to get to texas makes this one a little high.

                The new dimension has good shape as well but again a $2,000+ tower The vapor installed is $1,400 I know you usually get what you pay for but I am hoping that the vapor is ok

                thanks for your comments it is difficult to buy without seeing or putting your hands on the material so all comments are appreciated

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                • #9
                  not sure where in the south you are located..... but i'm getting ready to get mine done in North Carolina at Modlins Welding (http://www.modlinswelding.com). He builds everything to the boat and it is custom. I've seen a lot of his stuff and an area dealer recommended him as an aftermarket tower. I'm having mine built and installed in a few weeks. I will post a picture as soon as I get it. May be worth it for you to try and find someone local that welds..... just a thought I didn't think about until it was suggested to me. I was really close to getting an Aerial.
                  People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf - George Orwell

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                  • #10
                    Can you post some pics

                    I just got the airborne polished aluminum for my 88 prostar. I'll post pics when I mount it up.

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                    • #11
                      BTW, the airborne is 1100 shipped with 2 racks!. Nice deal.

                      http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-WAKEBOAR...ht_6071wt_1025

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                      • #12
                        this is a pic of my tower that was custom built. everything was built, bent, welded in house. couldn't be happier with it. adding my speakers hopefully this week is weather will be nice enough for me to pull it out and work on it.
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                          not sure why it's sideways.....i'm computer challenged
                          People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf - George Orwell

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by charrison327 View Post
                            this is a pic of my tower that was custom built. everything was built, bent, welded in house. couldn't be happier with it. adding my speakers hopefully this week is weather will be nice enough for me to pull it out and work on it.
                            How much did that cost and did they install?

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                            • #15
                              2100 out the door installed
                              People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf - George Orwell

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