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Ski pylon for Whaler 15 Sport?
|Author||Topic: Ski pylon for Whaler 15 Sport?|
posted 04-26-2000 08:07 AM ET (US)
Although I'm a fisherman at heart, my wife and kids have become addicted to being pulled around behind our Whaler... on tubes, skis and kneeboards. They want a ski pylon instead of using the current harness that attaches to a pair of eyes on the transom.
Does anybody know if somebody makes a ski pylon for a Whaler 15? Does anybody have one on their boat? Mounting suggestions?
Any help will be immensely appreciated!
posted 04-26-2000 01:45 PM ET (US)
Boston Whaler has offered elevated ski pylons for the 17' Bass Boats & Newports, but not for the 15's. I KNOW that they are not approved for the 13's, because of fear of flipping the boat or causing unstability & loss of control. This could also be the case with the 15. Those elevated pylons, high enough to get the rope over the engine, can exert a lot of rotational force on the boat, and the hull needs to be large enough to resist this overturning moment. I'd stay with what you are currently using.
posted 04-27-2000 08:26 AM ET (US)
Fair enough. Better safe than sorry.
Now I have my first reason to consider a future upgrade to a larger Whaler. Just don't tell my wife! :-)
posted 04-26-2001 06:19 PM ET (US)
Someone might stil be interested in this subject.
posted 04-26-2001 09:21 PM ET (US)
Larry, are you acctually posting all of these "Preserving the Topic" posts? You have really never done this before and are doing it alot now? Something tells me we have a hacker on the site! There is a post by suposedly by me on a White Rubrail subject, that I don`t think I posted! Then someone sent e-mails out about a Whaler for sale to alot of members e-mails? Something seams fishy here? Regards-Jack Graner.
posted 05-03-2001 02:27 PM ET (US)
The guy that was still interested in the thoughts and topic was me... I actually appreciated lhg for posting the comment that others might be interested, after he posted his comment against using a pylon. :)
I still think a pylon in a 15' would be OK if it was only slightly taller than the engine. A Tower, would be too much... :) Note that a Ski Nautique isn't all that much wider than most BW models 15-21', but it does have much more mass with a 351cid/454cid in the bilge.
posted 05-03-2001 07:13 PM ET (US)
I purchased a brand new 15 back in 1986 and If memory serves me well I remember that the
posted 05-03-2001 08:49 PM ET (US)
lately i saw lots posted with the wrong date and years on it ,is any one know that, what had been wrong????
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