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Old 10-10-2019, 05:30 AM
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Tower for Prostar 190 - 1987/1990

Hello,

I am french and i've got a Prostar 190 1990.

For you, which is the best Tower for my boat ? Monster Tower ? With photo please.

And how should it be mounting ? because I see some different positioning with the same tower on the net...

Thank you.
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Old 10-10-2019, 06:21 AM
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The tower brand is most preferred.
https://www.newdimensiontowers.com/g...ostar_190.html
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Old 10-10-2019, 07:35 AM
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Thank you for the answer.
I looked at the website, but it is 2195 $ against 549 for the monster tower...
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Old 10-10-2019, 08:55 AM
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Thank you for the answer.
I looked at the website, but it is 2195 $ against 549 for the monster tower...
Money well spent though. It really depends on just function or function and styling that you may be after.
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Old 10-10-2019, 09:57 AM
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You asked for the best, best isn’t always the cheapest.

My old ProStar had a one size fits all tower like the Monster one and I hated it. Made all sorts of creaking noises going down the lake, scary to fold, tower legs would always catch the docks and trailer guide poles. ND tower is better built, better user experience while you have the boat and better investment when it comes time to sell.
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Old 10-15-2019, 06:42 PM
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I have contemplated a tower for my boat as well. I think these look decent and are a good price and good reviews. I think the silver looks best. There are a bunch of ski boat pics with towers on their site (and on here). Also, I think they usually have a sale around thanksgiving though don't quote me on that.

joystick towers

https://teamtalk.mastercraft.com//sh...ad.php?t=29711
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Old 10-15-2019, 07:12 PM
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Thank you for the answer.
I looked at the website, but it is 2195 $ against 549 for the monster tower...
There is a big difference in looks and desirability between a monster tower and a new dimension. However, I will say that I bought an '88 Tristar in '06 with a Monster tower, and the tower was rock solid. The monster will work well, the question is whether the aesthetics and resale of the extra $1500 is worth it for you to go ND.
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Old 10-15-2019, 07:28 PM
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I’ve had Monster towers before on IOS, and really never had a complaint. The towers were strong, folded away and went back up easily. Customer service was (and I assume still is) outstanding. Personally I thought they looked good 15 years ago, but are pretty dated now. You probably won’t find a cheaper serviceable tower anywhere else. I never really liked the looks of the ND towers — yes they look stock for the time period, and maybe a bet better that some of the hideous Nautique towers of the era.

If I was retrofitting a tower onto a boat today, my first choice would be the Roswell Cam RT, but admittedly, it is 4.5x the cost of a Monster Tower.

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Old 10-15-2019, 07:55 PM
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The tower also needs to fit the lines of the boat. Nothing really fits an '80's prostar. The ND is perfect for the 2000 - 20005 MC's, and the prostars right up to 2013.
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