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-   -   Pylon in an older boat? (http://www.wakeworld.com/forum/showthread.php?t=84639)

boardinbeast 10-01-2003 6:43 PM

Well, I started wkaeboarding this year and I love it. I really want to put a pylon in my boat but its pretty old and my dads worrying about damaging the floor with the force of pull by the pylon. We tore the boat apart two years ago and we added two stringers and replaced a lot of the floor because it was rotting. We also had to replace the engine support (where the engine is bolted to) anyways I was just wondering how much force is exerted by the pylon on the floor, and if you think I'd run the risk of doing some damage to the boat by installing a pylon. Any help is appreciated. <BR>

nj_alex 10-01-2003 6:51 PM

I had an old boat and I wanted to put a highpole on it, but the windshield would have gotten in the way of the support cables. So I put a universal tower on it instead. Have a look at this crazy thing. I bought a new Supr Air Team Edition last year, but this baby is still sitting in storage in my driveway. <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65919/84642.jpg" alt="Wakeboard Fiesta Pleasure Cruiser">

wannagowakin 10-01-2003 7:11 PM

my cousin put a xpole on his 77 MC not to much force is put on the floor mostly on the bow where the strap goes around

ryin 10-04-2003 1:30 PM

there really isnt much force on the floor, its all on the bow of the boat. the base plate just holds it in place and the cables do the work.

boardinbeast 10-04-2003 5:51 PM

Thanks guys =)

hyperlitenrd 10-04-2003 6:31 PM

we put a tower on our 87 fourwinns, and we are very happy <IMG SRC="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/happy.gif" ALT=":-)" BORDER=0> <IMG SRC="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/happy.gif" ALT=":-)" BORDER=0> <IMG SRC="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/happy.gif" ALT=":-)" BORDER=0> <a href="http://www.wakeboardcentral.com/photos/displayimage.php?album=random&amp;cat=4&amp;pos=-20" target="_blank">http://www.wakeboardcentral.com/photos/displayimage.php?album=random&amp;cat=4&amp;pos=-20</a>

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