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Old 06-21-2012, 11:46 AM
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Wake pylon rotating- how to stop it?

I've got a Skylon pylon with board racks on my 190. When we put boards in the racks, the pylon has a tendency to turn with the wind. It doesn't spin, but it does rotate through a 30-40 degree arc. Any ideas how to eliminate this? I thought about putting a bolt through it, but I don't want to drill through the ski pylon. I've got the bow strap tight, but it doesn't keep the pylon from rotating.
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Old 06-22-2012, 01:51 AM
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u cant. its what they do
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Old 06-22-2012, 02:05 AM
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Hmmm...not sure I like that. I already had a friend just about get whacked in the head by a board that had shifted. Seems dangerous.
I did have a friend suggest drilling and tapping a hole for a set screw down by the base of the pylon. Might scratch up the ski pylon, but maybe if I drilled the hole low enough. Or drill slightly in to the ski pylon, so it can't rotate and score the aluminum. Thoughts?
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Old 06-22-2012, 08:49 AM
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I guess you could drill, but I wouldn't want to drill into my pylon, i'm sure it wouldn't hurt it, but just a personal thing, but then again, I added a tower to my 190 and a lot of people wouldn't do that. you can always find a new pylon if you messed it up i guess.
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Old 06-22-2012, 08:59 AM
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Once the proper tension is applied, my pylon doesn't rotate.
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Old 06-22-2012, 09:01 AM
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Do you have the two piece pylon or the one piece?
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Old 06-22-2012, 11:16 AM
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My 2-piece BI pylon rotates slightly as well. Since you mentioned you have a board rack on it, my best advice would be to balance the load side to side. It seems to rotate less this way (aerodynamics).
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Old 06-22-2012, 11:54 AM
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My fly high doesnt rotate at all. I have that sucker tight though. I have to have someone push the pylon forward just to attach the caribeaner to the bow strap, then I tighten the buckle down - that thing doesn't go anywhere.
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Old 06-23-2012, 12:31 AM
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I have board and ski racks on mine and rand a zip tie around the tension strap and the longer ski rack. I'ts not perfectly centere, but it stays put and doesn't rotate.
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Old 06-23-2012, 12:57 PM
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Duck tape?

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