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dakine4321

What brand of tower is on my 98 sunsetter lxi

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dakine4321

I am looking to add a Bimini top to my tower for this next season. I have a little boy that will be 2 years old and he loves to be on the boat but we get way to much sun for him. I need to know what brand tower is on my boat so i find some thing that will work right. I am pretty sure that it was silver when it was new but then i think it got painted..... then when i bought it i had it powdered and at that time i don't remember seeing any brand name or logo. this is my 1st post. IMG%5DIMG%5DIMG%5D   

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kerpluxal

I believe it is Tuna Tower.. However.. you are going to after do a custom bimini or a universal bimini.. I put a universal one on mine.. it is tricky to put and down with the tower speakers

Monster makes 2 styles of Universal biminis:

https://www.monstertower.com/tower-accessories/bimini-tops.html

There are other manufactures that do custom also

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dakine4321

I would like one that goes on top of the tower like the newer ones. 

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h2oratJR

Tower  looks like a Skylon Fat Tuna tower 

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Ronnie

Looks like a Skyline Tuna Tower. I don't recall the corner braces shown in these pictures but it's been a while since I looked at one. They may have been added to stop the swaying that was a characteristic of those types of towers. This was the tower Malibu used before they went to the "Collapsable" Skyline Swoop Tower and the Titan. Over the top bimini was easiest with tower speakers back then.

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Steve B.

Sweet looking ride !  And you included pics in your first post !  Your stock just shot up !  I am looking at getting a towerbimini like John posted above. I'll bet they can hook you up with exactly what you are looking for with a phone call and pics.

I'm looking at getting one too for my 2002. Please let us know what you find out,

Steve B.

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Bill_AirJunky

I don't recognize the tower. Maybe a Roswell?

I had my bimini custom built based on some pics I hoarded of above the tower biminis that I liked.

Heres a design drawing & Photoshop pic before I pulled the trigger.

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And what I ended up with when it was done.

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Really happy with the result. I'm 6'1" and can stand under all but the leading edge. 

Good luck with whatever you end up doing.

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Choiceind

2nd generation Skylon Tuna, yours has those corner braces though. 

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Steve B.

Despite that being kinda high, it looks like it provides awesome shade. Thanks for the pic Bill.

Steve B.

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Bill_AirJunky
1 hour ago, Steve B. said:

Despite that being kinda high, it looks like it provides awesome shade. Thanks for the pic Bill.

Steve B.

Yea, it is high. But we're not running from the sun, just getting a little break from it. My wife would prefer not having it at all. But my bald head loves it. Its a good compromise. Plus it makes the boat easily identifiable from a long way off.

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Nitrousbird

I have a Skylon Swoop and did a universal under tower unit.  Fits great and has held up really well.

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hethj7

@Nitrousbird Good looking setup!  The wheels really update the look and you can never beat the look of clean teak!

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atolman

Here's mine on my 99. Not sure who made this as it came with the boat when I bought it but we love it. 

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Steve B.

Like both of those. Nitrous, do you know the manufacturer of yours?

Thanks in advance,

Steve B.

 

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Nitrousbird
8 hours ago, Steve B. said:

Nitrous, do you know the manufacturer of yours?

Nope, generic new unit I scored off of eBay in 2011. 

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Stevo

With younger kids, I really liked the lower Bimini, always had good shade. And because it was low I. Never really walked into it. (Can't say that about the slider on our 14')

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dakine4321
On 12/8/2016 at 8:37 PM, Bill_AirJunky said:

I don't recognize the tower. Maybe a Roswell?

I had my bimini custom built based on some pics I hoarded of above the tower biminis that I liked.

Heres a design drawing & Photoshop pic before I pulled the trigger.

biminiplan.jpg

And what I ended up with when it was done.

20130505_144734_zpschs13qra.jpg

Really happy with the result. I'm 6'1" and can stand under all but the leading edge. 

Good luck with whatever you end up doing.

who made this for you?

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