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Old 08-05-2013, 08:44 PM
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Found the solution to this one on my boat today. Last year, it was tough and I used veggie oil. This year was tougher and veggie oil did not work well enough.

Try removing the top trim piece from the pylon hole on the boat floor (cant remember- six or eight phillips screws). Then try inserting the pole in place without that top ring. If its easy to do, then the problem was that the trim ring was not exactly lined up with the lower part of the hole.

I've reinstalled mine by putting the pylon in place, turning the ring by a partial turn to undrilled fiberglass, and then drilling new mounting holes.

This is a 15 minute job. My pylon has gone from impossible to being a single handed installation.
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Old 08-06-2013, 10:35 AM
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Maybe I'm a simpleton, but why would you want to remove the pylon?
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Old 10-09-2013, 01:40 PM
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Maybe I'm a simpleton, but why would you want to remove the pylon?
Sorry - didn't notice this question until now.

The pylon is meant to be removable on the 14V model. Since its a V drive, a tow pylon in 'the usual' ski boat pylon location is right in the middle of the walking area. We definately remove it when not skiing. There's a floor cap that covers the hole when the pylon is out.

You can see the pylon location to the left and slightly behind the driver's seat.
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Old 10-09-2013, 03:31 PM
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Found the solution to this one on my boat today. Last year, it was tough and I used veggie oil. This year was tougher and veggie oil did not work well enough.

Try removing the top trim piece from the pylon hole on the boat floor (cant remember- six or eight phillips screws). Then try inserting the pole in place without that top ring. If its easy to do, then the problem was that the trim ring was not exactly lined up with the lower part of the hole.

I've reinstalled mine by putting the pylon in place, turning the ring by a partial turn to undrilled fiberglass, and then drilling new mounting holes.

This is a 15 minute job. My pylon has gone from impossible to being a single handed installation.
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Old 10-09-2013, 07:04 PM
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I delegate ski pylon installation/removal to one of my ski buddies, doesn't hurt my back at all.
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