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  • Low Hours Boat - Tower Crack!

    My fourteen year old says to me yesterday as we are crossing the lake "that thing looks weird" pointing to the tower. To my utter amazement I notice a nasty crack extending three quarters around the tower.

    The boat is a 2007 yet only has about 100 hours on it. I don't want to even think about that thing breaking and landing on someones head in my boat!

    Should I be speaking to MC HO about this? I won't even take the boat off the lift now - certainly won't tow anybody with it.
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  • #2
    thats uh... not right.

    talk to your dealer

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    • #3
      Yep, not a good thing..........
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      • #4
        I'm no metallurgist, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night and that is not a good thing... Can you post a picture that shows where on the tower the crack is? Kind of hard to tell where it is.

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        • #5
          What all have you towed from the tower?

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          • #6
            if thats an NDT tower, It is another I am not impressed with their welding, expecially considering you pay a premium for them. That crack failed due to the weld/welding process.

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            • #7
              Since it's an 07 just curious, do you have the tower braces?

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              • #8
                I would contact your dealer and MC HO. I would have a local welder look at it as well...just to make sure the crack can be nailed down to failed weld....looks like a little oxidation at the well crack...IMO
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                • #9
                  Take the tower off and takle to dealer. No reason not to use the boat.
                  2 at 32' off 34 mph PB July 2006

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                  • #10
                    Looks like the tube cracked and not the weld (except for the very bottom peice). That is strange for sure, you think it would take a lot of force to crack and aluminum pipe like that. Not sure if MC is obligated to fix something like that since its out of waranty, unless they have a lifetime garantee on the towers.
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                    2009 Moomba LSV
                    2009 Moomba Outback V
                    2008 Monterey FS180
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                    • #11
                      how is he going to use it if he doesnt have a tower?

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                      • #12
                        A little JB Weld and Duct Tape outta do the trick!

                        (I'm sure that would be covered under warranty of 'materials' from the vendor.)

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                        • #13
                          Nothing other than my the usual - kids on tubes - wakeboarders. The weld is situated about half way up the top above the ski rack...and the crack is clearly above the weld on the tube and not the weld. I rarely use the tower - heck boat has a little over 100 hours over 5 years....the crack has really spooked me as to what "could of happened"...

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Overdraft View Post
                            Nothing other than my the usual - kids on tubes - wakeboarders. The weld is situated about half way up the top above the ski rack...and the crack is clearly above the weld on the tube and not the weld. I rarely use the tower - heck boat has a little over 100 hours over 5 years....the crack has really spooked me as to what "could of happened"...
                            No I see what they are saying where it looks like a bad weld stressed the material. Do you have tower braces installed?

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                            • #15
                              I would never tow a tube from a tower. Seen too many failures resulting in driver and passengers getting hurt and cut and major damage to the boat from a tower or top deck failing due to pulling a tube.

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