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Old 04-22-2005, 01:37 PM
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pylon replacement 83 S&S

I removed the center floor sections on my 1983 S&S to replace the carpet. The front one was a bear to get out because the plyon corroded enough to mushroom around the fiberglass. I chisled the corrosion out and used a wire brush clean it up. The pylon has taken on a slight hourglass shape where it meets the crossmember. I'm worried it has weakened the bar.
Has anyone replaced their pylon? Where can I get one? Dealers can't get them. I called DIM & they can't either. I guess I can have one made at a machine shop.

Any ideas would be appreciated.
Thanks.
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Old 04-22-2005, 01:42 PM
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I sold mine on Ebay some time ago. Might be an option, although I haven't seen a lot of pylons on there either.
Now it's not a ski boat, but a Sky Ski boat.
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Old 04-22-2005, 02:07 PM
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I bot a pylon from Texas Mastercraft after I purchased my used '94 225VRS.
It was an option that did not come w/ the boat.
I called MC in Tenn, and got the part number, then called dealer and ordered. MC in Tenn, said they had part numbers from like 40 inches up to 55 inches.
Paid like $300, I think, for 48 inch pylon. (total length)
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Old 04-22-2005, 02:12 PM
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I bet you could have that done at a local machine shop for a very reasonable price. Might check there. You could pick your materials then too!
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Old 04-22-2005, 02:30 PM
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Thanks for the tips. I'll check with a local machine shop. Are the special materials I should I ask for?
Thanks, Tom
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Old 04-22-2005, 02:39 PM
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I agree with local machine shop.
I believe the OEM’s are either 2024 or 6061 aluminum.
The machine shop probably knows of a local place to get it black anodized also.
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Old 04-23-2005, 01:56 AM
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I removed the center floor sections on my 1983 S&S to replace the carpet. The front one was a bear to get out because the plyon corroded enough to mushroom around the fiberglass. I chisled the corrosion out and used a wire brush clean it up. The pylon has taken on a slight hourglass shape where it meets the crossmember. I'm worried it has weakened the bar.
Has anyone replaced their pylon? Where can I get one? Dealers can't get them. I called DIM & they can't either. I guess I can have one made at a machine shop.

Any ideas would be appreciated.
Thanks.
Maybe this will help:

http://www.skidim.com/forum/forum_po...p?TID=229&PN=1

P.S. I considered buying that boat earlier this year. It looks like it has a lot of potential. Also, the trailer is great. Please keep us posted on your restoration progress.
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Old 04-23-2005, 09:20 AM
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The only pylon that I see for sale is probably too short?? Its 37" tall and for a V drive. But thats all I got, sorry.

http://www.barefootcentral.com/pre-owned_sales.htm
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Old 04-25-2005, 12:19 PM
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Maybe this will help:

http://www.skidim.com/forum/forum_po...p?TID=229&PN=1

P.S. I considered buying that boat earlier this year. It looks like it has a lot of potential. Also, the trailer is great. Please keep us posted on your restoration progress.
Thanks for the link. I think the crossmember is shot too & I think I'll have to get one made @ a machine shop.
BTW - how did you find the boat's condition when you inspected it?
Do you have any history on the boat?
What kept you from buying?
Thanks, Tom
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Old 04-25-2005, 01:08 PM
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The only pylon that I see for sale is probably too short?? Its 37" tall and for a V drive. But thats all I got, sorry.

http://www.barefootcentral.com/pre-owned_sales.htm
Thanks for the link - it looks like one from a new prostar will fit. I'm investigating.
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