CIPA marine mirrors are different from trailer mirrors. Marine grade mirrors are more durable and designed to withstand salt water, motor vibration, impact, and in most boat mirrors, with convex to help the wide angle view. CIPA rear view boat mirrors are the highest quality in the marine supply market and available with or without brackets. If all you need is the mirror to mount on your existing wake tower, WaterSkiWorld is one of the few resellers offering the CIPA Marine Mirrors only without a bracket. All CIPA wakeboarding mirrors are compatible with most wakeboard tower mounts (sold separately).
A rear view boat mirror is required by law in most states. Use of a rear view mirror does not exempt you from the boating law which requires you to have one person as a spotter ready with a florecent orange ski flag. An excellent marine mirror improves the safety of wakeboarding, waterskiing, kneeboarding, and other watersports by enabling the driver to be more aware about where the rider takes his fall, thus helping the driver to know which direction to pick up the fallen rider. A good rear view mirror also helps the driver glance up and see other activity inside the boat without turning his head.