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mikeyairtime posted 06-17-2004 12:34 PM ET (US)   Profile for mikeyairtime  
I'm looking for a pylon for my Montauk and was wondering if any of you have any experience or pictures of installations. Most pylons won't work because they through bolt. I'm considering a svivl-eze deckmaster, the tall style and want the installation as unobtrusive as possible. I was thinking one pad in the bilge pocker and the other two in the out board well.
afishinado21 posted 06-18-2004 10:42 AM ET (US)     Profile for afishinado21    
mikey

i too have posted inquiries about this. My friend and I wakeboard off his older 17 montauk. He purchased the Swiveleze Pro Pylon but without custom brackets to attach the support arms this setup won't work. He's looking to get a custom welded bracket for the through bolts but this has not happened. Not sure it will this summer.

I would stick with the deckmaster if I were you. This will give you plenty of height. There's enough pull on the boat by the wakeboarder when the rope is connected to the transom eyes. Too high and you have the possiblity of flipping over.

Installation: I'd imagine one foot is screwed just behind the cable channel and the others to either side of the motor well, all bolted to the floor. Good luck.

jtpayne posted 07-14-2004 04:58 PM ET (US)     Profile for jtpayne  Send Email to jtpayne     
I have a 2004 170 that we use for wakeboarding. We put a poling platform on with a tow ball on top. It works great. We also put a 350 pound fatsac in the back. It helps a little with the wake.

The platform was about $600.

mikeyairtime posted 07-19-2004 09:12 PM ET (US)     Profile for mikeyairtime    
I settled on a Swivl-eze deck master pylon, the tall one. One mount on the forward side of the bilge pocket and two on the seat backs of the jump seats. Not to much call for a poling platform here in So. Cal. I may try the fat sack for my kids, they like those slow wakeboard thingies.

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