Origin Wakeboard Towers > Installation Guide > Origin Advancer (OWT-I) Wakeboard Tower
Unpack and check the contents of the box. Check the parts list and the Instruction Guide correspond with the product you purchased. Ensure you have the correct tools to complete the Installation. If you do not have the skills to complete the installation hire someone who can install for you. Please Read all Instructions prior to starting installation. If you are NOT sure of any part of the guide or you have any questions please contact us.
Attaching the end fittings to long curved Front Legs
Note there is a left and right front leg. You will also see that one end has a welded lap joint already.
At the opposite end of the front leg insert the raised circle base of the fitting into the counter sunk area.
Use the M12 bolt and split washer inserted through the center and tighten.
Attaching the front legs to the to L shape Elbow sections.
The front legs have a Square shaped Lap joint already welded onto the top end.
Note: There is a Left and Right front leg and a Left and right elbow L shape also. Attach the lap joint with the two threaded holes of the front leg to the two open holes of the lap joint of the elbow section.
Check the shape of the legs are correct. If you are in doubt you can always swap them over and check.
Insert 1 x open hole fitting with the raised circle base of the fitting into the counter sunk area at one end of the short curved rear leg. Use the M12 bolt and split washer inserted through the center and tighten. Repeat this to the second rear leg.
At the other end of the rear leg insert 1 x threaded fitting with the raised circle base of the fitting into the counter sunk area at the end of the short leg. Use the M12 bolt and split washer inserted through the center and tighten. Repeat this process to the other rear leg.
Step 6: Installation of Front Deck Mounts onto Boat.
Distance between Front Mounts across the boat up to 2m wide. We recommend to use extra plate of (ply or Alloy) underneath the deck between the our alloy plate and the the hull of the boat. Spread over the largest possible area to reduce gel coat cracking. WARNING: Check that you have clear access to the area for drilling and tightening bolts. Check for objects, wires or other hazards you could damage when drilling. Do not measure from or use windscreens, cleats, vents as a reference point. These objects are not always square and the same as the opposite side. It is best to use the front of the boat as the reference point and also the top edge of the deck mould or similar if possible. Always triple measure and check before drilling. Tighten the deck mounts firm but not locked into position as you will still need to rotate and align at a later point during installation.
(a) Now built up the front legs and and top tube and lay on the ground. Check that the front mounts
can adjust to fit your boat at the distance you require.
Note for narrow boats you my have to cut the top tube to allow the legs to insert in further for the correct mounting distance.
TIP: it is a good idea to grab one side leg and hold up against the boat and move forwards and backwards and in front of the screen. Whilst someone stands back to see what looks the best to suit your boat. Mark this position and then check the other side for objects, wires etc before drilling these areas.
(b) Drill and Attach the front deck mounts (ref to assemble diagram) Use the front of the boat as ref point. Position deck mounts on a "at surface on as close as possible to "at. If on the side position close as posible to the top edge/corner of the deck for the strongest port of the boat and least amount of "ex in the side of the boat. Use small pilot hole !rst and drilling in revesere can help stop chipping gel coat.
If you have 2x S knuckle joints you need to attach the knuckle joint to the front deck mounts. You can play with the deck mounts
rotating them so the "at surfaces faces up on one side and down on the other. Then attach the knuckle joint
to the deck mounts. Leave the deck mounts so they can still slightly rotate under pressure for positioning.
NOTE: There is no left or right knuckle so one deck mount will face forwards the other will face backwards.
Note: If you don't find the S knuckle in your mounting kit, it means you have a swivel deck mount which doesn't need the S knuckle.
Attaching the front legs to the deck mounts and telescopic top section. At this stage it is
good to mark you elbow section with a reference mark which will come in handy later. Measure from the
tube end on the elbow towards the corner bend and make a mark or tape.
(a) Attach one of the front legs to the deck mount or knuckle joint. You should be able to still rotate
the deck mount at this time. It should be firm and solid but not locked into position.
(b) Lay the front leg down towards the back of the boat.
(c) Now slide the tow point top tube over the elbow section of the front leg. Careful do not scratch.
(d ) Slide the other front leg into the single top tube and then attach to the front deck mount.
(e) Centre the tow point and tape the tube so it does not move and scratch your legs.
(f) Tighten the front deck mounts and knuckle joints. Check you can freely lift and lower the tower.
If you are confident in the positioning of the rear deck mounts and the look you will have.
You can just measure back a distance between 1.5m to 2m from the front deck mounts and follow the deck mount assemble like the front deck mounts.
or with a couple of friends
Attach one of the rear legs to your tower. Lift the tower and one person can adjust the position of the rear leg backwards,forwards, up and down to position you like. You stand back and look from the side to see what you like the best.
Mark the deck mount position you like. Take measurements mark out the opposite side of the boat.
WARNING: Before drilling check for objusts, wires etc under the deck where you are going to drill.
INSTALL BY YOURSELF.
You might have to do some guess work with the location of the rear mount. As a guide1.75m from the front and position the mount near the top edge of the deck for the strongest area of the boat.
Make sure the front knuckle joints are square so you can pivot and lower the tower from the front.
Using the reference marks you made earlier. Have the tow point vertical or leaning slightly forwards.
STEP 13: Double check everything is inline and looks correct. Now you can go around to every fitting mark
across the !tting to the tube. Once you have marked all the joints. Remove one fitting at a time, use lock tight on the centre bolt and re attach each bolt. For the bolt you need to loosen to fold do not use lock tight.
CARE AND MAINTENANCE
Be sure to check and tighten all fastners and connections prior to every use.
Be cautious when towing or driving under obstacles, low hanging structures or trees.
Leave tower in the erect position when towing behind a vehicle Use soap and water to clean your tower.
Always rinse and wipe down tower after contact with salt (brackish) water.
You will have to keep this tower polished to keep its nice shine.
If Powder coated tower wipe and keep clean do not use abrasive materials or liquids to clean.
Check before using cleaning agents on tower.
How to fold the tower
I. Disconnect tower from rear mounts
II. Loosen the front mounts
III. Fold tower back to down position
IMPORTANT NOTE FOR INSTALLATION
The construction of your boat, design of the deck, thickness of deck and walls and overall design may cause movement at the mounting points.
If the construction of you boat causes movement at the mounting points or incorrect mounting location creates added pressure on joints increasing movement of the tower it voids warranty. If in doubt do not install the tower or seek a professional to install for you.
Always read the warning labeled on the tower prior to each use.