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Old 08-08-2012, 11:54 AM
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extended pylon on S&S

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WhaT is the best way to add an extended pylon on 78 S&S without altering the existing pylon. Want to wake board and pull without interfering with the back seat riders. Not interested in installing a tower on the old girl. Cant bring myself to do it.

Thanks for your ideas.
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Old 08-08-2012, 12:06 PM
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Hey
WhaT is the best way to add an extended pylon on 78 S&S without altering the existing pylon. Want to wake board and pull without interfering with the back seat riders. Not interested in installing a tower on the old girl. Cant bring myself to do it.

Thanks for your ideas.
There are a few companies that sell pylons to slide over the top of your existing pylon, then attach to the bow for support via a "ratchet strap" style attachment.

Some brands to look for are:

FlyHigh
Skylon
Ten Foot Pole


This is what it looks like (from another member on here):

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Old 08-08-2012, 12:20 PM
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Does the '78 have the cross bar at the top of the pylon? If so, depending on the length of the bar (> or < 3") you may have to shorten it or remove it. Also, FLITEPIPE made a pylon that runs next to the existing pylon and is secured with clamps.
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Old 08-08-2012, 12:31 PM
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You will need to shorten the cross bar. Cut it the proper length to fit inside and shape the ends round again. I did it to mine and it only took 30 minutes.
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Old 08-08-2012, 12:46 PM
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You will need to shorten the cross bar. Cut it the proper length to fit inside and shape the ends round again. I did it to mine and it only took 30 minutes.
You don't even have to cut. They should come out, and if you ever need to reinsert them, you'll have em.
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Old 08-08-2012, 01:03 PM
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You don't even have to cut. They should come out, and if you ever need to reinsert them, you'll have em.
Without it you can't hang a ski rope on it without the rope falling to the floor.
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Old 08-08-2012, 01:59 PM
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Thanks Guys... Id hate to cut the cross bar. I think the pipe is about 2.5 inches. May see if i can remove the pin. Any problems running the extended pole such as excess stress on the boat, bow,etc.
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Old 08-08-2012, 02:10 PM
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wonder if i could split a piece of schedule 40 PVC and then install a larger diameter fly high pole like one for 3" pylons. need to measure the Cross bar.
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Old 08-08-2012, 02:15 PM
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Thanks Guys... Id hate to cut the cross bar. I think the pipe is about 2.5 inches. May see if i can remove the pin. Any problems running the extended pole such as excess stress on the boat, bow,etc.
I think the MC pylon is 2.5 inches and the interior diameter of many of the extended pylons is 3 inches. Some owners are concerned about using the lifting ring for the cable attachment (because of the angle) You can always use the strap that goes through the bow "D" ring if you prefer.
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I would definitely not use the lifting ring. Use the bow strap, the lifting ring was designed for vertical pull.
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