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prm1177 posted 06-17-2003 02:55 PM ET (US)   Profile for prm1177   Send Email to prm1177  
I just got a great deal from my local dealer on the ski pylon accessory for my 97 Outrage 17. It came from BW with no instructions (of course). I want to check my assumtions with those of you who have one and know how to use it.

#1 Installed with the ring hook facing forward
#2 Must be used with the locking pin inserted (bottom hole in the pylon bracket; the fishing station uses the top hole of the bracket).

Is this correct?

fjjpal posted 06-17-2003 10:14 PM ET (US)     Profile for fjjpal  Send Email to fjjpal     
Mine came installed already. I think you are correct. If I use the top hole my ring faces port starboard. I didn't know it was for a fishing station. Now you have my curiosity up.
Frank
RLSmith posted 06-17-2003 10:36 PM ET (US)     Profile for RLSmith  Send Email to RLSmith     
Does your pylon have the two "arms" that provide additional support towards the transom? If so, what do they connect to and are they easy to release when removing the pylon?
fjjpal posted 06-18-2003 12:04 AM ET (US)     Profile for fjjpal  Send Email to fjjpal     
Not sure what you mean by "arms"? There is a kind of a "U" shaped frame that mounts around the well. As an aside, this frame is a little annoying because it restricts opening the lids to the two rear seats. At the bottom of the "U" there is a tube or pipe that you slide the pylon down and insert a locking pin through both the pylon and the tube. Is this what you have?
Frank
prm1177 posted 06-18-2003 02:13 PM ET (US)     Profile for prm1177  Send Email to prm1177     
The Fishing Station is listed as a separate option and also came with the Fishing package. It's described under accessories in the original web page:

web.archive.org/web/19990202055210/www.whaler.com/recreation/outrage/outrage.17.html

It contains a small bait cutting area and 2 additional rod holders. My boat was originally purchased with both the comfort and fishing pagages bringing the total available to 6 including the gunwale holders.

The Fishing Station/Ski Pylon holder is a vertical section of hollow stainless steel with a J-bend that mounts to a flange on the front wall of the engine well. There are 2 additional braces running back to the port and starbord sides of the transom, each attached to a flange just inside of the rear quarter seats. Very sturdy and should be suitable for skiing. The ski pylon labet specifically advises against attaching to any device such as an inner tube, so it may not be suitable for towing other boats.

The pylon slips into the vertical J pipe and locks with a pin.

Interestingly, the pylon I got didn't want to fit inside of the J-pipe unless rotated about 60 degrees. I believe this might have to do with the welds at the bottom of the pylon and the J-pipe being a little out of round at the top.

fjjpal posted 06-18-2003 11:19 PM ET (US)     Profile for fjjpal  Send Email to fjjpal     
Thank you prm that link was very informative.
If any of you guys have pictures of some of the options I'd love to see them particularly the fishing packages.

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