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Installation
Do you do installations?
 
Yes we do! Installations are done right here in our shop!

How hard is the tower to install?
 
The towers generally will take two people around 4 to 6 hours to install.  Most of that time will be drilling the various installation holes.  Please contact our sales office at sales@wakeessentials.com or 580-658-6800 and we will gladly email a copy of the instructions to you.

My boat’s hull is less than 3/8” thick, can I still install your tower?
 
Yes, for hulls under 3/8" thick, you will need to reinforce.  Recommended reinforcement materials are aluminum sheeting (scrap yards are good places to find this), marine grade plywood, or a fiber glass kit.  Reinforce the hull until the hull thickness is 3/8" or greater.  The optimum area to reinforce is roughly 4" by 8" but we understand that you will probably be working with a limited space, so just do the best you can with what you've got.  If you use aluminum, or marine plywood, we do recommend that you put a little epoxy or some other sealant between the hull and the reinforcement material and then use the gasket and backer plate that we provide. Wake Essentials also offers a reinforcement kit.

Will the tower crack my gel coat?
 
The most common cause of a tower damaging the gel coat is abuse. The more accessories you put on the tower (racks & boards, speakers, lights, etc) the more stress there will be on the boat. Wake Essentials is not liable for any incidental or consequential damage caused by installation or use of the tower