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Old 27 November 2012, 14:11   #1
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Water Ski Pylon Zodiac Yachtline 530

Does anyone know of a removable water ski pylon that would mount to my zodiac yachtline 530? I'm looking for one that when removed doesn't leave a bracket likely to remove any toes as the center / main mounting pad sits flush with the sunbathing cushions. I've been thinking of something like this:

Pro Ski Pylon - Overton's

but the main pad is 6" diameter while the main mounting pad on the boat is 4" diameter.

thanks,
Steve
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Old 27 November 2012, 14:45   #2
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Have you considered a Turboswing ??

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Does anyone know of a removable water ski pylon that would mount to my zodiac yachtline 530? I'm looking for one that when removed doesn't leave a bracket likely to remove any toes as the center / main mounting pad sits flush with the sunbathing cushions. I've been thinking of something like this:

Pro Ski Pylon - Overton's

but the main pad is 6" diameter while the main mounting pad on the boat is 4" diameter.

thanks,
Steve
Steve, the standard Zodiac one (as you know) is removable, but does leave behind some footings as can be seen in the attached pic.

Have sold several Turboswings over the last year and everyone has been very pleased with the performance. Perhaps something to consider.

LINK: TurboSwing tow bar - water skiing, wakeboarding, fun tubing

It also works VERY well to protect the engine from other boats operated by negligient captains.

Regards,

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Old 27 November 2012, 14:50   #3
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Steve, the standard Zodiac one (as you know) is removable, but does leave behind some footings as can be seen in the attached pic.

Have sold several Turboswings over the last year and everyone has been very pleased with the performance. Perhaps something to consider.

LINK: TurboSwing tow bar - water skiing, wakeboarding, fun tubing

It also works VERY well to protect the engine from other boats operated by negligient captains.

Regards,

Stephan
+++1 for the Turbo Swing, very good product.
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We have had good service and performance from the turboswing we installed about a year ago - pulls well and is basically out of the way.

Hope this helps
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Old 13 February 2013, 08:05   #6
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Turboswing is Great!

I have just installed mine!

I got a great price off Maven Marine, Mike will go to any lengths to help you out.

Give him a ring on 08456 588 197

Say I passed your details onto him and im sure he will help you out!

Never mind - Your in the USA!

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Never mind - Your in the USA!

Well, this *is* the North America forum...

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Thanks for the idea of the turbo swing. I like the looks of it but I have a little swim platform next to the engine that I'm afraid the turboswing will interfere with. I'll have to take a photo to see if you think it'll get in the way. I really like the swim platform and ladder on the boat. It makes re-boarding so much more civilized...

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"I like the looks of it but I have a little swim platform next to the engine that I'm afraid the turboswing will interfere with":

Most smaller inflatables have precious little space and support and the transom to allow for towing and boarding.

The trade off was this from our view:
- Pylons required a lot of holes in questionably strong areas of the boat.
- Pylons still have ropes rubbing on and dangling around the motor
- Pylons leave no room for boarding into the boat
- Pylons pass the ski/tow loads through the fiberglass boat features
- Pylons leave unerasable mounting scars on the boat
- Pylons have a more limited load capability
- Pylons pull from an axis point ahead of the motor pivot (try steering this)

Hope this helps
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