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Old 04-21-2014, 04:08 PM
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Skylon Pole Modification

I have a single skylon pole that measures about 5ft. When installed its only about 6 ft in the air. I keep on bumping my noggin on the bow strap. I want to raise the pylon in the air by drilling a hole halfway down the skylon pole and installing a pin to make it sit higher on my mastercraft factory ski pylon. My question is how low can I go with the pin. If I make the Skylon only slide down about 12 inches over the mastercraft ski pylon will that be good enough or does it need to slide down farther.
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Old 04-21-2014, 04:43 PM
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For what it's worth...The bow strap should be taking the brunt of the tow. The pin would only hold it up to where you want it. I will say though, the more bearing you have on the pylon you can get is always good.
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Old 04-21-2014, 05:55 PM
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How much does the skylon pole 'overlap' the ski pole? I'd think you'd want a good 10" or more of solid contact. Yes, the bow strap will take most of the load, but if there's not enough overlap, you risk flexing the base of the skylon, which could lead to ovaling out or cracking the metal.
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Old 04-21-2014, 06:14 PM
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My skylon covers all but 2 inches of my pylon... I personally would not want to add more leverage the cable pulling the pylon forward. A good face plant could spring really put some real force on the pylon itself..IMO
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Old 04-21-2014, 07:56 PM
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I did a mock lift and its not going to work due to the factory pylon tapering at the top. Plan b now is to saw it towards the top and weld an extra 2 ft on.
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Old 04-21-2014, 09:28 PM
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You can put a barefoot boom clamp on the pylon to space it up.
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