Do I Need A Navigation Light?

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With every customer we speak to, we can almost guarantee that the question about needing a navigation light on their wakeboard tower will be asked. The answer is always yes. Especially if you are going to be out past sunset. Specific lighting configurations are required for boats operating between sunset and sunrise, or in times of restricted visibility. Do not assume that your boat came from the factory or showroom with all the proper equipment. In other words, it’s your responsibility to make sure your boat shows the proper lights. This is dependent upon the size of the boat and the waters in which you are operating, because requirements are different for each state. To see the regulations for your state, you can visit the US Coast Guard page for reference to your states boating laws.

For most boating areas, it is a requirement to have a light at the tallest portion of your water craft. Therefore, when you install a tower this generally becomes the tallest portion of the boat. The ability to integrate the navigation light into the tow knob of your Big Air tower keeps a nice, clean, sleek look. All Big Air wakeboard towers from 2013 to present have the ability to integrate a Big Air navigation light. But, if you opted out of this addition during your tower purchase don’t fret, the Big Air navigation light can be added after your tower has been installed. For those with 2012 or older Big Air tower models, feel free to contact us for upgrade options.

Unsure what year and/or model you have? Feel free to email us a photo of your tower and a photo showing the top of the tow knob. We will be more than happy to help you out.

If you’re in need of additional navigation lights for your boat, check out West Marine’s video. They will show you how to choose the right lights for your boat.

These requirements hold true for most areas, but local regulations are intricate. In conclusion, be sure to check with your local government for marine safety regulations in your area and the Navigation Rules.

Want to see how simple it is to add our navigation light to your Big Air Tower?
Watch the video below!

Be The Star with the GoPro Mount!

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We’ve all been there.
You have been trying, and trying, and trying to land that new trick. Then, when you do, no one was recording…. DOH!
Now you don’t have to rely on anyone else! Just hook up your GoPro (or equivalent) camera to our GroPro Swivel Mount and it will follow your every move! The GoPro Mount will always ensure that you, or your riders, are the star of the show.

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Installation of the Big Air GoPro Mount is really easy and quick.
Just replace one of the spools on the tow knob and you are good to go! The GoPro Mount will work on all 2014 or newer model Big Air wakeboard towers, but if you want to use on another manufacturers tower, just send us a photo or two of the tow knob section and we will be happy to let you know if it will accommodate.

Added bonuses:

  • Keeps your rope off your bimini top
  • Keeps the rope off of your racks. especially once your rider is down and your circling around to pick them up… if you’ve done this before, you know what we’re talking about!

Once you have the addition of the Big Air GoPro Mount to your wakeboard tower, you have no excuse not to get all those awesome trips, oops, we meant TRICKS on video! Can’t want to see them!

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!

Highlights of the Vapor Wake Tower

vapor-wake-tower-highlightsThe Vapor Tower carried by Big Air is one of the most attractive and sturdy wake towers available on the market today. If you need the reliability of a rigid pull in order to practice your most difficult tricks, the Vapor Tower may be exactly what you are looking for. Here are a few product highlights:

Appearance

The Vapor Tower is a very stylish wake tower, thanks to its swooped design and factory-polished finish. Made from high-quality polished flex-reducing aluminum, this is one wake tower that will definitely add to the overall style of your boat. The tubing is rigid and thick, which gives The Vapor Tower a strong and impressive appearance. The tower is available in polished anodized, polished, or black powder coat finishes, depending on your preference.

Design

The Vapor Tower is designed to fit any boat that is between 72” and 108” wide. This means that almost any boat on the market will be able to accommodate the versatile Vapor Tower. Product design highlights include:

• Very easy installation (normally two or three hours for installation)
• A telescoping top section makes it easy to install The Vapor Tower on any boat
• Secure design does not moan, rattle, or creek in choppy water
• Tower is fully collapsible and can lay down flat within 60 seconds for low clearance areas or for storage
• From mounting points, the tower stands approximately five feet, with an inward taper of 12 degrees
• Swivel rope head design boasts free rope movement
• Pre-drilled for wiring installation ease
• 66″ – 70” front-to-back stance. *Due to UPS ship-able boxed dimensions, newer revisions of the Vapor tower will have a 66 inch front to back stance, instead of 70 inches.
• Tower flexure is reduced with the help of finite element analysis structures
• Capability of accommodating the Big Air Bimini, Collapsible Bimini, and Super Shadow Bimini
• Backing plates and mounting hardware included
• Accessories and wakeboard racks are sold separately

Warranty

The Vapor Tower offers an impressive 5-year warranty, so you do not need to worry about receiving a poor-quality wake tower that will not withstand heavy and frequent use. If something happens to your Vapor Tower within the 5-year warranty time-frame, you will be taken care of.

Optional Integrated Tow Point Navigation Light

Big Air offers a tow point navigation light for those who are interested in improving visibility while on the water. The light boasts a 2-mile nautical radius and is certified by the U.S. Coast Guard. Integrated into the tow knob section of the wake tower, it is compatible with towers that are 2013 or newer. Available in a standard halogen bulb or an LED option.

Learn More

If you are ready to increase your ability to perform wakeboard tricks with ease, contact Big Air to find out more about the Vapor Tower today.