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What is a "universal" wakeboard tower?
"Universal" wakeboard towers have been carefully designed to have an adjustable width which allows them to fit on a wide range of boat models, makes and years. For greater installation options, universal towers also feature locking joints on support arms and pivoting mounting feet. Traditionally, OEM, factory and custom made wake towers are designed with a "fixed-width" construction and are designed specifically for one boat model. Aerial Wakeboard Towers are made with the same high quality materials used in OEM and custom fabricated towers but are considerably less expensive (2 or three times cheaper) and come in several styles and finishes. Universal wakeboard towers can be installed by the average do-it-yourselfer in just a few hours. Once installed properly, Aerial universal wakeboard towers are extremely sturdy, strong and quiet.

How do I know what tower will fit my boat?
Depending on the wakeboard tower model you choose, it will fit any outboard or inboard boat with beam with of 67" to 102". Beam width is distance from one side of your boat's hull to the other, located approximately where your tower will be placed. It is a good idea to take a look at your boat to see where some good options for placing mounting feet are. From there, you can measure distances across and in between front and rear mounting locations. Remember, all Aerial wakeboard towers feature mounting feet that are hinged- this gives you the option to mount to the top of your hull, side or at an angle. There are lots of options.

This chart shows the optimum beam width range for each Aerial tower model. This information can be found in your owners manual, contacting the manufacturer or even look online at NadaGuides.com/Boats

Aerial Ascent Tower : 67" to 96"
Aerial Airborne Tower: 76" to 102"
Aerial Assault Tower: 76" to 102"
Aerial FreeRide Tower: 75" to 100"
Aerial WakeWorks F250 Pontoon Tower: 96" to 102"
Aerial K2 Tower: 70" to 102"

Note that a 102" beam width is the legal limit for towing a boat on a highway. In the rare circumstance your boat is greater than 102", the Airborne and Assualt will extend up to 108" beam width.

Aerial towers feature sliding cross bars, adjustable legs and/or pivoting feet for precise control when mounting the tower to your boat. Please see Aerial's instructions for installing specific towers. If you are not sure, please contact us- our team is very knowledgable about almost every year make and model.

Can I install a tower myself?
Of course you can! Aerial Wakeboard towers and accessories are specifically designed to make it very easy to install by yourself (although we recommend asking a friend to help). Most customers have installed their tower on their own. Average installation takes only about 3-5 hours using very common tools.

Where can I find a place to install the wakeboard tower for me?
For those who would prefer to pay for the service of installing their tower, some customers decide to hire a local boat shop (some are already Authorized Aerial Installers). To get the best service, we recommend shopping around to get estimates on their hourly rates, ask about a guarantee on workmanship, time estimate (again, 3-5 hours max.).

What if I start the installation and run into trouble?
Not to worry! First, the installation manuals are very clear and simple to follow. However, if you need ANY assistance, we offer a very well staffed and knowledgable support team if you have any questions before, during or after the installation. Our team is available by phone, email and even live chat support during our business hours (9am to 5pm PST). Plus, because we are the the #1 Authorized Dealer of Aerial Wake Towers & Accessories, you can also contact Aerial's own sales and support team! Install guides for each tower are available here.

Will the existing folding bimini on my boat work with a wakeboard tower or is there enough clearance below the tower?
Most likely, you will be able to use you boat's bimini as normal without the tower interfering. However, it really depends on the height of your bimini above the sidewall. You need to measure the height of your bimini when it's fully extended. Usually if the bimini is 65" or less, it should be able to fit under all Aerial wakeboard tower models.

What is the weight limit for a wakeboarding tower?
Aerial Wakeboard towers can easily and safely pull 1 to 2 average sized adults weighing up to 250 pounds each.

Can I tow tubes or towables with a wakeboard tower?
Towing tubes or towables from a wakeboard tower's tow point is NOT recommended on any wakeboard tower by any manufacturer regardless of what they advertise- it's just not safe. The point of a wakeboard tower is that it has a high tow point that helps pull the wakeboarder up in the air and, at the same time, doesn't pull them back down like a low point tow-eye. Wakeboarders benefit from an elevated pivot point- not tubers. When a towable is being pulled from a high tow point, it is actually pulling up on the front of the inflatable which allows wind to get underneath and at even relatively low speeds, it can quickly lift up and flip it- very dangerous when friends and family are launching off and smacking onto the water. There are so many variables that come into play: the number of people being towed, speed, driving style, whether or not the driver is "whipping" the towable around, how choppy the water is, on coming wakes, the style of the towable, and even wind speed- all these can contribute to uneven or a sudden jolt of backforce. The wide range of motion created by swinging multiple people around on a tube connected to a high tow point creates excessive strain that towers and the fiberglass hull of your boat were not originally designed to handle. Often times, it is not the tower that is damaged, it's actually the boat's fiberglass hull that becomes the weak point and breaks first. Also, on rare occasions, a towed tube or towable can land in choppy water or in front of an on coming wake and partially submerge under water (also known as "submarining") and at even relatively low speeds, it could act as an anchor creating excessive and abrupt force pulling back on the tower and boat. Regardless of the tower's strength or claims by some tower manufacturers that it is safe, it is definately not recommended. For everyone's protection (and your boat), please use the low elevation stock tow point or tow-eye on your boat for towing tubes. The "annoying" spray riders get from the tow rope spitting up a little spray of water might be solved with a wake tower, but the potential dangers are not worth the risk. Reserve the tower's tow point for wakeboarding, kneeboarding, wake surfing and skiing only.

Are the wakeboard towers folding?
Yes. All Aerial Wakeboard towers are collapsible. Each model folds a little differently but overall it's a very quick and simple process. Folding is a very popular feature to have for storage where minimal vertical clearance is available.

What does it cost to ship to _________ ?
For the most accurate shipping quote, please call us or email sales@h2osportswarehouse.com. We will need your shipping address in order to give you the best quote. We ship all products via FedEx (US) or UPS (worldwide), ground delivery. Complete shipping details are here.

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If you are considering upgrading your boat, let our no pressure and non-commission based sales team help you make the best decision for your specific boat and the watersport you're interested in. There are many product options and pricing levels- let us put a wake tower package together for you that works for your boat and your wallet. We only carry products that we would use on our own boats (and we do!) so you can trust our commitment to great quality, value, performance, reliability and style all for a very fair and affordable price. Why sacrifice quality or safety with a weak and cheap wakeboard tower? Get a great deal on great products at H2O Sports Warehouse! Do it right the first time.

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