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amcmac
05-30-2012, 04:15 PM
We are planning on reliving a memory this summer. Some childhood friends are coming to the lake with us this summer. As kids the 4 of us skied together at the same time behind the boat. This was back when we were all around 10-12 years old. Now we are all in our mid 30s and a fair amount heavier wanting to try it again. Will the ski pylon handle around 600lbs? Should we put 2 on the pylon and 1 one each transom eyelet?

cpr05xtr
05-30-2012, 04:57 PM
it could most likely take it but i would recommend on putting two on the transom eye.

Fletchx7
05-30-2012, 05:06 PM
I've had 2 people on mine and my brother and I are not exactly small (295 and 230lbs) without any issues. I would think it would also depend on what you were doing and how much force you were exerting on the tow point in addition to the weight. 300 lbs pulling hard on a slalom would be a lot more force than 300 lbs riding around on 2 skis. But I'm not a physics person either..... :D

2RLAKE
05-30-2012, 05:13 PM
have had four barefooters several times on my '02 197 ... probably over 900 lbs and it was fine

for managing ropes, you could put two on the pylon and two on the tower

amcmac
05-30-2012, 05:28 PM
Sorry I forgot to mention we will all be on slalom skis. I don't like to put alot of weight on the tower. I guess I could put the 2 girls on the tower.

pmkkdx
05-30-2012, 06:17 PM
not that I would do it again, but I pulled up 6 people from the pylon on my '83 S&S to prove a point (3 on slalom, 3 on doubles all in the 160-220 lb range) at my wife's family reunion years ago. There wasn't anyone doing any hard cutting, merely following along behind the boat. They didn't believe the boat would have the power to pull all of them up (I questioned it myself before doing it, but it was almost like a dare from all her aunts & uncles that taught me to slalom during my teenage years when the wife & I started dating ... so I had too at least try :rolleyes:)

lettmeknow
05-30-2012, 06:30 PM
Go for it , no problem.

bpinhigh
05-30-2012, 06:43 PM
We pulled up 5 slalom skiers last weekend just to see if we could. 2010 x7 had 3 on the pylon and 2 on the tower. No issues

tph
05-30-2012, 09:04 PM
Don't they pull pyramids and parasails from pylons?

cdstukey
05-30-2012, 09:17 PM
not that I would do it again, but I pulled up 6 people from the pylon on my '83 S&S to prove a point (3 on slalom, 3 on doubles all in the 160-220 lb range) at my wife's family reunion years ago. There wasn't anyone doing any hard cutting, merely following along behind the boat. They didn't believe the boat would have the power to pull all of them up (I questioned it myself before doing it, but it was almost like a dare from all her aunts & uncles that taught me to slalom during my teenage years when the wife & I started dating ... so I had too at least try :rolleyes:)

+1, I pulled my brothers family (brother,his wife and their four high school/college sons) up for a family picture. No worries about the pylon. The real issue, as noted by the others, is rope management. You can get up on doubles and drop right away to ease the strain on the boat if needed.

TRBenj
05-31-2012, 10:40 AM
Don't they pull pyramids and parasails from pylons?
Yep.

The pylon should be able to handle any load the boat is capable of pulling out of the water.

amcmac
05-31-2012, 11:19 AM
Thanks guys. I'm confident now the pylon will handle the load. Next concern is whether or not my RTP will have the balls to pull that many people up on slalom.

jhall0711
05-31-2012, 11:54 AM
Pulled 10 kneeboards off pylon last wknd (89 PS 190).....No issues whatsoever...

My logic has always been the pyramid... They pull 12 man pyramids off pylon

thatsmrmastercraft
05-31-2012, 12:21 PM
Thanks guys. I'm confident now the pylon will handle the load. Next concern is whether or not my RTP will have the balls to pull that many people up on slalom.

You can certainly reprop for more power. Give Eric at O.J. Props a call.