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Old 08-20-2021, 03:24 PM
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205V Tower

Anyone ever put a tower on a 205V hull ? I'm considering it and the wife is coming around to the idea of drilling holes in her baby. I'm asking because I read on a few threads that there are already aluminum backing plates glassed into the hull on some models. I have a 2000 and that year had the crappy jungle-gym tower:
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Anyone every drill into the attachment points of the ND tower ? Any aluminum there ? I'm guessing yes at the front attachment points but no at the rear since they are so different from the stock 2000 tower.
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Old 08-20-2021, 03:29 PM
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very common and new dimensions is the way to go for the 205v. I would also put a beveled edge around every hole you drill using a chamfer bit and it will help prevent spider cracking long term.
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Old 08-20-2021, 03:36 PM
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very common and new dimensions is the way to go for the 205v. I would also put a beveled edge around every hole you drill using a chamfer bit and it will help prevent spider cracking long term.
Yes, this is no problem, just trying to figure out if I'm going to need to glass in backing plates before I drop $2k on a tower. I've read all the posts I could find but found none addressing specifically the 2000 205V.
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Old 08-20-2021, 03:40 PM
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Yep. My 205v has the ND tower from the factory.

You could probably epoxy the backing plates to the hull. Although, I would make them as large as possible.
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Old 08-20-2021, 06:12 PM
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If you go with an ND tower (my recommendation), Wayne includes aluminum backing plates, glass reinforced epoxy, drill bits, instructions and is available for questions if needed.
Buy the New Dimension and enjoy!
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Old 08-26-2021, 04:23 PM
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i added additional AL backing plates on mine a 2001. I made them as big as i could fit in the slot... works great
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Old 08-26-2021, 05:26 PM
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i added additional AL backing plates on mine a 2001. I made them as big as i could fit in the slot... works great
Did you have to add any in the front (base of the windshield) or were there some already there ?
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Old 08-27-2021, 09:26 AM
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they may have been in there i don't recall... but whatever was in there wasn't sturdy enough IMO so I added larger plates to whatever was pre-built into the boat... It certainly made a difference.
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Old 08-27-2021, 09:43 AM
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What racks is everyone using for these towers ? It looks like the standard racks are fixed, are there any swiveling racks that work well anyone has found ?
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Old 08-27-2021, 09:44 AM
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they may have been in there i don't recall... but whatever was in there wasn't sturdy enough IMO so I added larger plates to whatever was pre-built into the boat... It certainly made a difference.
Thanks for the advice.
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