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PostPosted: Sep 29, 2010 6:05 am    Post subject: New tower installed !! Reply with quote

Super stoked! Got my new Aerial Assault tower on the other day, took it out and it rides awesome!

The tower installed fairly easily, but took us prolly 10-12 hours before we got it set the way I wanted. My boat has 4 factory thickened areas inside the hull (for tower mounting I assume), but only 2 of the 4 thickened areas aligned with the tower mount locations. So we added plywood backing to the other two areas. The back mounts perfectly flush, but we couldn't find a spot on the front for the front mounts to lie perfectly flush. The tower came with 3/16" or 1/4" hard rubber "washers" that help take up some of the gap, but not all. I need to get a machined washer (anyone know where to get some? I recall seeing some tower manufacturer comes with some concave thick spacers?). Anyway, we got it all tightened up nicely and I polished the crap out of the thing about 5 minutes before it rained LOL. Anyway, it looks killer!!

Took it out to ride only once and this is prolly my last time this season since they've drained the stuff outta the lake. I feel like I just turned 21 but now have to wait 6 more months to drink Crying or Very sad It seems rock solid and I've never jumped higher - no question.

I then had to modify my bimini frame. I had to rebend two of the 3 C-shaped 7/8" aluminum pole frames. I just rented a 1" dia pipe bender for $9, and started bending. I had to cut the 2 modified frames right in the middle of the "C", then bent the sides, then epoxied a wooden dowel to splice the ends back together. It worked beautifully and I was kinda shocked we were able to do it.

Pics below...I'm super stoked and can't wait till next season. Maybe I'll try to sneak out just once more this week tho Very Happy .
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PostPosted: Sep 29, 2010 7:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

that looks awesome. great job!
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PostPosted: Sep 29, 2010 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

can you sand the washers to make them fit? and great job! looks good, which two lined up?
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PostPosted: Sep 30, 2010 3:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah I guess I could get two thick aluminum washers and try to grind them down. The front two lined up perfectly.
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PostPosted: Oct 04, 2010 5:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

really nice man!
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PostPosted: Oct 04, 2010 6:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very cool! Congrats.
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PostPosted: Oct 04, 2010 2:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pop Addict, i was thinking maybe just some plastic or hard rubber ones/urethane, and it would of been better if you could of got the back tweo to line up but oh well
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PostPosted: Oct 07, 2010 7:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks wonderful! someone else from georgia besides me Smile
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PostPosted: Oct 28, 2010 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

very nice. Great looking colors and overall look.
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PostPosted: Oct 28, 2010 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

very nice. Great looking colors and overall look.
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PostPosted: Oct 29, 2010 11:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice choice, it looks great!
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PostPosted: Nov 09, 2010 1:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks awesome!
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