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  • 04 Tower Cracks

    Had one of welds on my tower crack last year.......had it repaired by MC.....good job.......went out on saturday and found another one on the same side just above the new weld........i do have a tower boom..anyone else had these problems with their towers....i feel it may be down to the fact that i have a tower boom......both cracks are on the side of the boom......
    KEEP YA TOES UP!!!!!

    2004 X9 MCX ALL BLACK


    http://www.prwb.net/tallington/index.php?id=12


    nice older x-boat at berth in the advertisment above

  • #2
    Sorry to hear about your tower.........hopefully someone will chime-in that may have some knowledge about this happening.

    You could switch to a standard pylon-mounted boom, right?
    I was njskier on here.

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    • #3
      i am gonna revert back to the pylon based boom......
      here is a pic of the newest crack
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      KEEP YA TOES UP!!!!!

      2004 X9 MCX ALL BLACK


      http://www.prwb.net/tallington/index.php?id=12


      nice older x-boat at berth in the advertisment above

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      • #4
        amnyone on here from BAREFOOT INTERNATIONAL got anything???
        KEEP YA TOES UP!!!!!

        2004 X9 MCX ALL BLACK


        http://www.prwb.net/tallington/index.php?id=12


        nice older x-boat at berth in the advertisment above

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        • #5
          Originally posted by sizzler
          i am gonna revert back to the pylon based boom......
          here is a pic of the newest crack
          That's a nasty crack, good luck- hope it works out for you
          In wine there is wisdom,
          in beer there is freedom,
          in water there is bacteria.
          -Ben Franklin

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          • #6
            i have said the same thing to some nasty women
            KEEP YA TOES UP!!!!!

            2004 X9 MCX ALL BLACK


            http://www.prwb.net/tallington/index.php?id=12


            nice older x-boat at berth in the advertisment above

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            • #7
              Originally posted by sizzler
              i am gonna revert back to the pylon based boom......
              here is a pic of the newest crack
              Is there a way to sleeve that area, you'd probably have to do it on both sides just to make it look right. By sleeving I mean a little larger piece of tubing 3-4 inches in length. welded to the bar in stronger areas + getting that crack rewelded...... Just my thoughts....

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              • #8
                took the boat into the dealer yesterday......i'll let you know what transpires
                KEEP YA TOES UP!!!!!

                2004 X9 MCX ALL BLACK


                http://www.prwb.net/tallington/index.php?id=12


                nice older x-boat at berth in the advertisment above

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                • #9
                  I talked to Mike Sieple about this and he said "If the cables are tight the towwer mount boom will not cause this to happen. If the cables are loose it could" So be sure your cables are tight!!

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                  • #10
                    i appreciate.....but i had the cables tightened to their max.....i did this whilst it was on the trailer so i could get some good leverage......i also peridically checked them for stretching...they had stretched considerably......i am not looking to blame.....its a good design and keeps you from banging your shins/knees inside the boat,but i have seen one weld crack before and now another....i am going old school and reverting back to the pylon based design.........

                    not looking to deter anyone else here.....but this is my personal preference
                    KEEP YA TOES UP!!!!!

                    2004 X9 MCX ALL BLACK


                    http://www.prwb.net/tallington/index.php?id=12


                    nice older x-boat at berth in the advertisment above

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                    • #11
                      Thanks for the feedback. I was concerned because I have a tower boom as well and wanted to see wht BI had to say.

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                      • #12
                        all i can say is ...put the boom on the boat ,whilst it is on the trailer...this way you can really get the cables tight....

                        how long have you had it???
                        KEEP YA TOES UP!!!!!

                        2004 X9 MCX ALL BLACK


                        http://www.prwb.net/tallington/index.php?id=12


                        nice older x-boat at berth in the advertisment above

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                        • #13
                          This will be my second year and no problems yet. I did the same thing with the cables and got them as tight as possible.

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                          • #14
                            i hope they have a welding shop do the welding. aluminum is not easy to weld and should be done by someone who really knows what they are doing. my 2 cents...

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                            • #15
                              Sizzler and Prostar19 -

                              I am looking at buying a tower boom also. It will go onto a 2005 X30 Tower. The only people that will use the boom will be kids 10 years old and under so probably not alot of stress put on the system. However, my boat is moored on a lake on a lift and therefore, I can not put the boom on while it is on the trailer. I will be putting the boom on in the water after I lower the boat in the water. Do either of you guys see an issue with this?
                              2002, X30, L-18, Red Metal Flake (the possessed boat)

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