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spikew919

G4 folded question

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spikew919

I'm new to the G4 on this M235. When folded should both latches fully seat? 

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23LSVOwner

From memory only one side locks when folded.

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Ottomatic

No only one side locks

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Fman

One side fully locks, the other side should have the yellow indicator showing.

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wbama387

I was wondering the same. I was also wondering if the G4 can be towed down?

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23LSVOwner

It can be towed in the down position. Just make sure it is locked.

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Fman

Yeah towing with the G4 folded is great, no bugs on the tower and less wind drag.

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The Hulk

Seems odd that both sides don't lock , like what are the sophisticated mechanics that couldn't be mirrored to the other sides.. hopefully they change this in the future.. 

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spikew919
21 hours ago, Fman said:

One side fully locks, the other side should have the yellow indicator showing.

What about the tow pylons on sides of tower, are they standard on G4 tower in 2017? I was assuming they were. Anyone know? 

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Suggy
2 hours ago, spikew919 said:

What about the tow pylons on sides of tower, are they standard on G4 tower in 2017? I was assuming they were. Anyone know? 

They are not.  They're on option and a terrific one if teaching new people to surf.  I am pulling this out of my rear but I want to say they're $300, maybe $500...?

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23LSVOwner
9 hours ago, The Hulk said:

Seems odd that both sides don't lock , like what are the sophisticated mechanics that couldn't be mirrored to the other sides.. hopefully they change this in the future.. 

I would say they researched it and found that one side locking was plenty as the load in the lowered position isn't as large as the load when it is in the up position.

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ahopkinsVTX
11 minutes ago, 23LSVOwner said:

I would say they researched it and found that one side locking was plenty as the load in the lowered position isn't as large as the load when it is in the up position.

But it is Hulk's idea, so clearly he is right.

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spikew919
7 hours ago, Suggy said:

They are not.  They're on option and a terrific one if teaching new people to surf.  I am pulling this out of my rear but I want to say they're $300, maybe $500...?

We demoed the M, it had them, took build sheet from that boat, beacuase wanting everthing it had just different colors, no where on that build sheet does it mention the pylons on tower. I still have that build sheet, fast forward, we ordered new M same build as one demoed, every option it had. No pylons on new one.  ??‍♂️???? 

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Fman
12 hours ago, The Hulk said:

Seems odd that both sides don't lock , like what are the sophisticated mechanics that couldn't be mirrored to the other sides.. hopefully they change this in the future.. 

Both sides do lock, one side will show a yellow bar and the other fully engages.  Trust me this tower is not going anywhere.  It's honestly probably the most advanced engineered tower on the market today.  Especially after pulling some of it apart to look inside.  So far rock solid on the water, no shakes or rattles.

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Fman
11 hours ago, spikew919 said:

What about the tow pylons on sides of tower, are they standard on G4 tower in 2017? I was assuming they were. Anyone know? 

I think they are standard.  I don't think you can actually change the G4 specs other than the board racks.

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spikew919
1 hour ago, Fman said:

I think they are standard.  I don't think you can actually change the G4 specs other than the board racks.

My dealers Rep is having them shipped to me. Undoubtedly just forgot them. 

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Fman

One question on the bimini on the G4, anyone else notice it was very tight to deploy?  Mine is stretched to the max, I am hoping it loosens up a little.   I left it up this week deployed to hopefully help stretch it out.  I also noticed the two short stainless poles were difficult to get into the ball joint and keep the pin engaged.  I finally figured out the pin needs to be rotated 180 degrees to hold in place.  I am sure it will get easier once to the bimini is deployed a few times, first time was definitely a learning experience.

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The Hulk
3 hours ago, Fman said:

One question on the bimini on the G4, anyone else notice it was very tight to deploy?  Mine is stretched to the max, I am hoping it loosens up a little.   I left it up this week deployed to hopefully help stretch it out.  I also noticed the two short stainless poles were difficult to get into the ball joint and keep the pin engaged.  I finally figured out the pin needs to be rotated 180 degrees to hold in place.  I am sure it will get easier once to the bimini is deployed a few times, first time was definitely a learning experience.

Agree took me a sec to figure it out, had it pop out once but might not of been fully correct ..hasn't since.. little fancy for my liking as it's difficult to also anyone else to do it for first time but seems pretty slick. 

Mine was also very tight but I leave it up all year except a few times it will stretch out and get a tad easier. 

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The Hulk
9 hours ago, Fman said:

Both sides do lock, one side will show a yellow bar and the other fully engages.  Trust me this tower is not going anywhere.  It's honestly probably the most advanced engineered tower on the market today.  Especially after pulling some of it apart to look inside.  So far rock solid on the water, no shakes or rattles.

Your sure both sides actually latch in down position? Doesn't seem that way seems like one side is definitely looser than the other as if not locked. Simulation of bouncing it seems that one side is not latched and moves much more than the locks side... not fully sure on internals though.

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spikew919
1 hour ago, The Hulk said:

Your sure both sides actually latch in down position? Doesn't seem that way seems like one side is definitely looser than the other as if not locked. Simulation of bouncing it seems that one side is not latched and moves much more than the locks side... not fully sure on internals though.

Definitely only one side locked while down. The yellow line on other catches tower when you raise it back up.  Actually read the manual ??‍♂️ My towers lift struts are so strong still will lift tower on its own slowly. And with just the yellow showing it lifts and catches. Pretty nice set up tho 

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The Hulk

I see so one side locks the other stops half way up. Makes sense.. so both sides are slightly different mechanisms

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spikew919

Exactly, makes it easier for one person to do it, they say.  mine is a beast to Lower. And I am not a small guy. 

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Fman
1 hour ago, spikew919 said:

Definitely only one side locked while down. The yellow line on other catches tower when you raise it back up.  Actually read the manual ??‍♂️ My towers lift struts are so strong still will lift tower on its own slowly. And with just the yellow showing it lifts and catches. Pretty nice set up tho 

I stand corrected...I figured the yellow side was actually locking in as well because you do press handle and engage it.  Guess I should read the instructions :)

Do you have tower speakers on the G4?  with upper ptm racks and 4 exile speakers my tower stays folded down, if anything it feels heavy lifting it back up.  I wonder if the G4 can be ordered with different style shocks on it?

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spikew919
9 minutes ago, Fman said:

I stand corrected...I figured the yellow side was actually locking in as well because you do press handle and engage it.  Guess I should read the instructions :)

Do you have tower speakers on the G4?  with upper ptm racks and 4 exile speakers my tower stays folded down, if anything it feels heavy lifting it back up.  I wonder if the G4 can be ordered with different style shocks on it?

Yes I have one set of clamping racks and 4 rev8's. I believe I have read somewhere they have a heavy set of shocks for the ones ordered with tower speakers from factory. I could be wrong. Mine definitely won't stay down. Hard to hold down and latch the latch off to one side for sure. I'm sure once they wear a little will get weaker. 

 

 

 

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The Hulk

If I recall mine will fly back up quickly takes a bit to hold down, 4-rev 8s and ptm

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