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help on G5 tower - how to lower?


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OK Total bonehead question but I can't figure out how to lower my g5 tower?  I do see the two handles on both interior sides of the tower.  They are super tight and don't budge.  The use manual is useless.  It simply states "On each interior side of the tower legs is a large lever. During operation, the lever must be secured on each side in the locked position."  

Anyone have any helpful hints on how to actually operate the tower?

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Rotate the lever in the direction of the unlock icon arrow.  If it is difficult to turn, push or pull on the rear of the tower frame just above the lever.  The lever must be rotated fully until it stops to reset the latching mechanism.

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So my g5 only has a lock direction on the arrow. So I imagine to lower it you’d turn opposite of lock. I couldn’t get mine to budge. 

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If you have a second person stand on either the helm or observer seat and push the tower *up* it will reduce the pressure on the latches and they should loosen enough to rotate. The back feet of our lift sat on soft ground (until we put a dock section under the back legs), so for a while I had to pull the tower down every time in and out. The latches release much easier with use, but like anything on a boat they’ll get sticky if they sit untouched.

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ok got it to loosen - wow was it tight.  kept thinking I was going to break the handle but got it to work.  thx for the help fellas.

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