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Old 11-02-2016, 11:27 AM
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I recently yanked off my 1/2 tower in preparation for a new one. The old one had a floor at 4'3". The new one will be right at 6'. It will be a fixed tower. I'll post pics as I get em.


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Wheel placement. ;-)
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Old 11-02-2016, 11:33 AM
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Rear legs bent in one piece then cut in half.

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Rear leg on the table. The holes in the table are where the steps go.
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Old 11-02-2016, 12:30 PM
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Front leg, rear leg, and ladder leg fitted and top of the legs are fitted for the top ring.

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Old 11-02-2016, 02:24 PM
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Think I've been in that shop. Either way I'll bet you'll enjoy not looking through the platform when you drive from the lower station.
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Good looking build. Nice facility
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Thanks guys. It will get the rigging in the front legs which is why that pipe is bigger than the rest. It's getting 11 rod holders like the last tower. However, they will be in 2 rows instead of 3.
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that dude is hardcore if he's welding barefoot. Looks good
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Originally Posted by swaddict View Post
that dude is hardcore if he's welding barefoot. Looks good
Haha. He puts socks on with his flops. The whole thing gets tacked together then when it's all done he goes back and welds it all at once. Not sure if he rocks the socks and flops for that.
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There's no slag falling with TIG welding. Been welding in flip flops for 15 years.
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I'm pretty sure he wears the same steel toed flip-flops that I do.
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Jason has made pretty good progress today. Both sides of the tower are tacked together.

All the steps pre-cut and ready to go.

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One side of the tower tacked together on the table.
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Both sides face-to-face. From here they will get screwed to the jig vertically and the rest of the tower will be tacked together.
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Looks good. Nice setup.
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Is the shop Quality in Tarpon?
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No it is OTS welding in Bradenton.
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Originally Posted by mikefloyd View Post
Think I've been in that shop. Either way I'll bet you'll enjoy not looking through the platform when you drive from the lower station.

Have you seen Nate? He was looking under the platform of his old one
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Originally Posted by SouthShoreSlayer View Post
Have you seen Nate? He was looking under the platform of his old one
Pretty much.

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Moving right along...


Here's the floor as seen from the front...
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This guy is incredible. There is no unbent aluminum anywhere. Even the foot rest in the tower is crowned...
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I picked up the helm box from Epic Marine Manufacturing today...
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Looking real good!
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