Anodized Aluminum Finish

To help determine if an anodized finish is your best choice, we should start with a little research…

  • What is anodizing?

According to anodizing.org, anodizing is an electrochemical process that converts the metal surface into a decorative, durable, corrosion-resistant, anodic oxide finish. Aluminum is ideally suited to anodizing, although other nonferrous metals, such as magnesium and titanium, also can be anodized.

Let’s put that in terms us normal beings can understand… Anodizing covers the aluminum surface with a durable finish. This finish bonds to the aluminum and will not chip or flake off.

  • What is the anodizing process?

Anodizing is accomplished by immersing the completely polished piece of aluminum into an acid electrolyte bath and passing an electric current through the medium. A cathode is mounted to the inside of the anodizing tank; the aluminum acts as an anode, so that oxygen ions are released from the electrolyte to combine with the aluminum atoms at the surface of the part being anodized. Anodizing is, therefore, a matter of highly controlled oxidation—the enhancement of a naturally occurring phenomenon.

  • Why should I choose an anodized aluminum wakeboard tower?

The main benefit we see from the anodized finish for our aluminum towers isits ability to withstand harsher elements, such as salt-water. Aluminum has a tendency to oxidize over time. The anodized finish is a chemical coating over the aluminum that protects it from the oxidation process.

Another great benefit is durability. You can touch, grab, flick, or climb on an anodized tower and it will not be easy to see. This also creates a more “maintenance-free” appeal. The same cannot be easily said about a nice chrome-like polished finish.

So to bundle all of this up into a short sentence…
Anodized finish means a longer lasting finish and less maintenance cleaning it up!

Current towers available in an anodized finish are:
Ice tower, Vapor tower, Torrent Tower, X Tower, Predator Tower, Cuda tower, and the Haus Tower.

 

Tips to Choose Your New Wakeboard Tower!

Some of the best compliments that we get from customers is when they tell us, “it (wakeboard tower) totally changed the look of my boat” , “adding the tower to my boat took years off of it” or “the new tower definitely turns heads!”


Finding the right wakeboard tower for your boat can seem like a task, we understand. There are so many to choose from and many options with each model.

If you are still deciding on a purchase, or know someone who is we are here to help.

First things first – PRICE!
Determine your price range and let us know what it is. Does that price range include accessories too? We can find a tower in your price range that you’ll love.

Next – DESIGN!
If you have a certain style or design you like, let us know. We can work with that.
Some prefer a standard windshield mount style like a stainless steel H2O tower or an aluminum Vapor tower, while others like the more modern look of aluminum billet plating shown on the Torrent and Wave towers. With over 10 different models to choose from, we are sure to find a wakeboard tower style you like.

Finally – BOAT
Our towers are extremely universal. This means that almost every wakeboard tower will accommodate almost every boat. We do not make one certain tower for one style of boat. We make several styles for all boats!

Best of all, we urge you to research.

With several different manufacturers out there, we try to maintain the best record. With over 20 years under our belts, we have set the bar high and expect you to expect that from us.

Here is hoping that the new year brings you much joy and many blessings, on and off the water!