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Jersey Jim posted 02-06-2001 01:02 PM ET (US)   Profile for Jersey Jim   Send Email to Jersey Jim  
I have a new Montauk on order. BW does not
offer a ski pylon as a factory option. I know
I don't need the pylon to pull a skier but I
had one on my Dauntless and would like one.
Can a pylon be used on a Montauk without
damage to the boat? If so, is there an after-market pylon I can buy?
Thanks for the help

triblet posted 02-08-2001 12:38 AM ET (US)     Profile for triblet  Send Email to triblet     
I think there used to be a factory option
for a ski pylon. You might ask the factory.

Also, I ski a little with mine. I use a
bridle between the lifting eyes. This is
fine in a reasonably straight line, but
tight corners (like turnarounds on the delta)
are a problem because the force of the
skier keeps the boat from turning. A more
foreward position would help. So would a
bridle with a pully but not as much. I've
got one, but haven't tried it yet.

Chuck

eolson posted 02-08-2001 08:33 AM ET (US)     Profile for eolson  Send Email to eolson     
I use the same bridle setup that Chuck mentioned. The ski pylon is superior because it is higher above the water line. The skiier is pulled "up" out of the water. Also, it's easier to get air on a kneeboard or wakeboard when the tow rope is attached higher up on the boat - notice the popularity of wakeboard towers on that genre of boats.

The bridle does work, though. Even on my 15'.

Happy skiing!
Eric
Gainesville, FL

Dick posted 02-08-2001 08:23 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dick  Send Email to Dick     
Take a look at www.swivleze.com
They make some very good ski pylons and they will work well in most boats.
Dick

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