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onejdgreen
04-10-2013, 08:52 AM
So apparently I have a one of kind special tower on my 2002 PS197TT, because I cannot find anyone that manufactures a ski rack that mounts using the existing holes. I was told that it is a ND tower that ND built and installed at the factory before MC built their own towers. So I called ND and they told me they don't make one for it but to call another company. I called them, never heard back...

So here is what I am looking for, 1) Best case scenario, someone has a ski rack that will bolt right up and is willing to sell it. 2) Share some pics of what you have on your towers for ski racks. 3) Opinions on what to install incase #1 doesnt work out, i.e. the attached pic of the Cannon Rack.

bturner2
04-10-2013, 09:58 AM
Can you have an adapter plate made to work with your existing set up? I guess I can't picture what you're trying to bolt up and how far out you are on the bolt pattern.

BrooksfamX2
04-10-2013, 10:05 AM
I had the Samson rack you show on my Samson tower (different boat). They do custom work and may be able to help.

russlars
04-10-2013, 10:44 AM
Can you post a picture of your tower and its mounting plate? I have a feeling that it may be like mine and I used the ND ski racks, it just required me to drill 2 holes in my mounting plate.

onejdgreen
04-11-2013, 07:47 AM
I'll post a picture of the mounting location when its not snowing and I get the boat out of storage!!! Thanks guys!

onejdgreen
04-22-2013, 05:51 PM
So still haven't peeled the shrink wrap off the boat yet, supposed to get 6-8 inches of snow tonight. So I dug through my pics and found a couple that I think will show how a rack is supposed to mount. Let me know if you have any questions.

russlars
04-22-2013, 06:09 PM
You have the exact same mounting plate on your tower that I have. I also called ND and they said that their waterski rack would not fit which is partially correct. The ND ski rack will work just fine. It just requires that you drill the bottom holes in your mounting plate to match up with their mount. The other option is to use the existing holes in your mounting plate and then tap and drill 2 new holes in the ski rack. Here is a photo. Not very close up but you get the idea.

onejdgreen
04-22-2013, 08:10 PM
You have the exact same mounting plate on your tower that I have. I also called ND and they said that their waterski rack would not fit which is partially correct. The ND ski rack will work just fine. It just requires that you drill the bottom holes in your mounting plate to match up with their mount. The other option is to use the existing holes in your mounting plate and then tap and drill 2 new holes in the ski rack. Here is a photo. Not very close up but you get the idea.

ROCKSTAR!!! :headbang: I was hoping that was the case. I know LaRue on here bought the ND rack, but he has a ND tower. We hit the same lake alot during the summer, but I haven't had a chance to look at them close. Glad to know that it can be done!

russlars
04-23-2013, 12:04 AM
Here are a couple more close up pics showing the front and back side of the mounting plate. The bottom holes are the ones that I drilled to match up with the rack.

onejdgreen
04-23-2013, 08:36 AM
Sweet! Thanks again for the pics and info, going to order the rack this morning!