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PostPosted: Jun 09, 2005 5:48 am    Post subject: v-drive pylon issue Reply with quote

A friend in my crew just got a vlx and asked me if he could run a extended pylon on his new boat. To the best of my knowledge before towers they had a tri-pod that would go over the v drive pylon. Now fast forward to today is it possiable to rock a extended pylon on a v-drive with only a bow stap? And is it possiable to use an extended maybe a cut down version without a bow strap?
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PostPosted: Jun 09, 2005 6:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

On some boats, you probably could. You'll want to check the rigidity and strcuture that the pylon is secured in. It should be bolted to an all aluminum frame which is secured to the stringer system of the boat.

Depending on the year of the VLX, it may not be so secure...definetly don't do it on a tige!

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PostPosted: Jun 09, 2005 7:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

04 BU sunsetter lsv

Where's shawn madison he would know wouldn't he?

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PostPosted: Jun 09, 2005 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

why no tower??
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PostPosted: Jun 09, 2005 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Jun 10, 2005 6:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had a 7' tall pylon on my old Skier with just a bow strap, no tripod or rear straps. It was put in place of the ski pylon, not over it. And with a few twists of the turnbuckle to keep the strap tight, it wasn't ever a problem even at that height.

But if you're using the V-drive pylon location, a strap to the bow would possibly get in the way of everyone walking around in the boat...especially with anyone sitting in the bow seats. I would think it would be easier to use two side straps or some other invention in lieu of the one strap to the bow.

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PostPosted: Jun 10, 2005 11:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've seen a guy with a sanger v-drive with an extended pylon with only a bow strap out on the delta a couple times. Besides looking funny I don't think he had any problems. It should work exactly the same as if the pylon was in the middle of the boat. except you have a much longer strap out front.
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PostPosted: Jun 10, 2005 12:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://store.barefootcentral.com/browseproducts/SKYJAC-V-DRIVE-EXTENDED-PYLON.HTML
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PostPosted: Jun 10, 2005 2:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was thinking of trying like a four or five footer no strap I know this will increase the torque put on the factory pylon but I don't know if its bad. Maybe I should call scarpa at bi.
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PostPosted: Jun 23, 2005 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i have a 85 four winns just put a joystick rollbar pylon on it. works good one strap that gos to bow looks good works great. www.joystickpylons.com
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PostPosted: Jun 23, 2005 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

can afford a 50,000 dollar boat but not a 1200 dollar tower ?
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PostPosted: Jun 23, 2005 6:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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can afford a 50,000 dollar boat but not a 1200 dollar tower ?

How is this helpful I find it antagonistic and childish if you would have looked on the malibu website you would know the lsv is no were near 55 grand. Shut your mouth until you know what your talking about.
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