So at the boothbay races i was rafted up to a guy, and his brother had the tower that was originally built for my boat. I went over to see it the following day and it was on my boat monday afternoon. I absolutely love the thing, its great up there!! Whats everyone else thing of towers, or have pictures of them? Dont see too many out there on downeasters.
This wesmac looks pretty sick but it is also 46 feet long. I think a tower on a smaller size boat say less than 35 feet sort of looks weird. But I really do like the idea of an upper helm station for an improved view of the water. Not to hijack the thread but what are some thoughts on flybridge vs tower on a down east hull. I would love to hear some opinions on the advantages and disadvantages on both keeping in mind form must meet function.
Theres a couple stick boats in newburyport with towers ang flybridges that look killer...both 38 Hollands.... "impulse" and "high test"
Super the mast tower is significantly lighter and less cumbersome than a full tower do to it being 7 or so feet shorter in height. Most al the real weight is at the bottom of the tower because that is where the largest material is. The tower is easily moved with three people, one person on each leg and one on the base. Hope this helps.
I think I know at least one of the boats you're talking about....I like to refer to those types of rigs as "gentlemen's stickboats". Not a knock on harpooners, just some of those boats are finished at a higher level than normal commercial boats.
So that would be a tower that is mounted on the wheelhouse roof? Most of the mast towers I worked around were mounted to the cockpit floor just aft of the house, making them longer/higher in total than a four-legged structure.