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sleddog
02-08-2012, 01:54 AM
Hi

New to the forum, I am looing at purchasing a new Mastercraft X14V and would like to know if anyone has added a barefoot boom to the X14V with the ZFT 2 tower. Can you attach a boom to the removable centre pylon?

Thanks

duckguy
02-08-2012, 10:38 AM
A BI Straight boom is the ticket and yes thats how it would attach!

Redline Watersports has one in stock- 608-838-0838

GT500 MC
02-08-2012, 10:41 AM
sleddog - If you are ordering a new x14v, and looking to barefoot, make sure you look at that new windshield they are offering. Believe it's called the BTS.

captain planet
02-08-2012, 10:42 AM
sleddog - If you are ordering a new x14v, and looking to barefoot, make sure you look at that new windshield they are offering. Believe it's called the BTS.

Yup, that is the way to go if you want to use a boom.

Forrest-X45
02-08-2012, 01:57 PM
I would double check with Mike and the guys at BI before ordering your boom. When I ordered mine Mike said the pylon booms would not work with removable pylons and that's why I have the tower boom. You might be better off ordering the tower boom since if I recall correctly the pylon in the X-14V is removable. Their reasoning was the removable pylon could not handle the forces of the boom like a solid pylon.

sleddog
02-08-2012, 04:17 PM
Thanks for the replies, I appreciate it. I will contact Barefoot international.

BlueRidge
02-08-2012, 08:42 PM
I purchased a used 2009 X-14v and it came with a Barefoot International boom that attaches to the removable center pylon. The boom has a double bend and rests on the gunwale and clears the tower mount. The ZFT-2 tower may mount in a slightly different location - contacting BI to confirm the fit is wise.

I haven't used it yet (purchased the boat at the onset of winter) but the previous owner says he used it a lot. The quality of the BI equipment is very good.

CruisinGA
02-09-2012, 09:02 AM
Hey BlueRidge- are you on Lake Blue Ridge?

2RLAKE
02-09-2012, 03:09 PM
i have an X14 and talked directly to Mike and he set me up perfectly

Ron Scarpa is another source .. he makes terrific booms too

BlueRidge
02-09-2012, 06:17 PM
CruisinGA - I am not familiar with Lake Blue Ridge. We're located in southwest Virginia.

kyfooter
02-09-2012, 08:57 PM
You can also call Keith St. Onge...he used to be sponsored by MC and used a 214v.

Also, you can call Jack Beeman from Beemans Custom Design in Florida. He makes the booms Scarpa used to sell. Ron recently closed his school. Beeman's booms are light weight, and only use one cable.

Jerseydave
02-09-2012, 09:15 PM
CruisinGA - I am not familiar with Lake Blue Ridge. We're located in southwest Virginia.

SML? We love it down there even though it's 8 hours from us. Hoping to rent a house down there this summer.

Threadjack over.......

JJN
02-26-2012, 02:18 PM
Mixed messages? - relative to center removeable pylon as it relates to booms?

Looking at a 2012 X14v w/ BMS wind shield. I have a BI boom today. Can I use it safely on this pylon?

BlueRidge
02-27-2012, 11:09 AM
JJN - Suggest you contact Barefoot International and explain which boom model you have (there are several different styles) and the details of the X14v you're looking at. They can tell you whether yours or a different model is required.

My boom is the "quad contour" model and it clamps to the pylon close to the floor.

JJN
02-27-2012, 12:38 PM
Thanks! - Will do.

thatsmrmastercraft
02-27-2012, 01:02 PM
Mike Seipel is a great guy and knows his stuff. And he answers the phone most every time I call.

Barefoot International
3879 N. Richards Street
Milwaukee, WI 53212

phone:
414-964-3668

JJN
02-27-2012, 01:16 PM
Just spoke with Mike. For the record, no safety concern with using a BI boom on a removable pylon. Of course, making sure its installed correctly. - Thanks again.

thatsmrmastercraft
02-27-2012, 03:58 PM
Good to hear that this will work out for you.

This thread is terribly lacking of pictures.:(

2RLAKE
02-28-2012, 06:39 AM
You can also call Keith St. Onge...he used to be sponsored by MC and used a 214v.

Also, you can call Jack Beeman from Beemans Custom Design in Florida. He makes the booms Scarpa used to sell. Ron recently closed his school. Beeman's booms are light weight, and only use one cable.

I had one of those for my '02 197 TT .. awesome boom ... why did Ron close his school?