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Old 10-24-2013, 01:25 PM
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Didn't they do a trick where the boat would do a tight turn or power slide and a skier would swing around the bow and then towards the stern and keep going? In that scenario, the ski rope needs to pass over the windshield. I wonder if the windshield bar talked about earlier in this thread was to help with that perhaps??
Yes and some boats like mine are equipped with a taller pylon to assist in clearing the windshield.
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Old 10-24-2013, 01:35 PM
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It's got a gear reduction trans that needs checking out too. I'll give the Last Chance guys a call and see what they have to say.
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Old 10-24-2013, 01:40 PM
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Missed this thread. Super cool project, and a boat with a lot of history to boot.
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Old 10-24-2013, 01:46 PM
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Didn't they do a trick where the boat would do a tight turn or power slide and a skier would swing around the bow and then towards the stern and keep going? In that scenario, the ski rope needs to pass over the windshield. I wonder if the windshield bar talked about earlier in this thread was to help with that perhaps??
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Yes and some boats like mine are equipped with a taller pylon to assist in clearing the windshield.
Don't need a tall pylon to do a 360 around the boat, but it keeps the observer from having to assist the rope past the windshield.
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Old 10-24-2013, 02:43 PM
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Not sure what standard height is but mine stands 36" off the floor...seems tall to me. Also can't figure out why there's six holes drilled through it. One you can't see in this pic, it's down low and looks like it was probably for an old style boom. These five up in the taper though...I don't know but whatever was there did some damage to the engine box.
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Old 10-24-2013, 02:43 PM
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Old 10-24-2013, 03:48 PM
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I asked that question with mine. The consensus was ski show apparatus like a quick release to make it easier to change from one event to another. I will measure my pylon when I get home and post it here. edit: my pylon is 35 1/4" from the floor to the tip of the ball.
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Old 10-24-2013, 04:17 PM
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Nice pictures TR, and even better links! Literally thousands of awesome old pics of CG. Here's one I found...no metal strips on windshields. Must have been prior to some sort of window related incident. Not sure that mine is one of these...the pylons and mirrors look like aluminum...maybe, and thinking those might be small blocks, hard to tell? Also no sign of a MC logo on the inside back of mine. Are these '83's?
Try removing your rear seat. The logo, at least on mine and the ones in the photo, is on the blue gas tank cover. edit: I see an earlier pic you posted of that area with a 2 in the corner . . . I guess yours doesn't have it. Weird. Maybe it was removed later? It's just a sticker like the one on the side of the boat.
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Old 10-24-2013, 06:37 PM
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Old 10-26-2013, 12:27 PM
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Before I get ahead of myself removing decals and stickers was wondering if anyone knew where I could get my hands on a couple of these babys. Must be the ying-yang symbol I've heard talked about. Sounds like BAWS is a good place to start but haven't seen it specifically mentioned.
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