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For those who have Skylon Tuna Towers

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Hi Guys-

Over the winter I took off my Tuna Tower as one of the welds had broken above where the removal piece is on the bag leg to weld it up.  While I was at it I had that weird joint above the pivot on the front leg welded too.  WHAT A DIFFERENCE THAT MADE!  The tower is sooo much stiffer now.  I don't know what the function of that joint was- I guess it was just to allow some movement when folding the tower down, but that's where all the lame flex was coming from.  The tower used to shake all over.  Made me nervous towing over bumps at speed.  I'll post a pic of what I'm talking about, but for those who still have these towers (mine's on a 2001 SS Lxi) I highly recommend this!  It was one of the weak points of an otherwise great boat!

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Please post some pictures. I have the same tower. Did it stop the metal squeaks?

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Yes it stopped the squeaks.  I’m going out tomorrow- I’ll take some pics.

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