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Old 07 May 2007, 17:07   #1
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Ski Pylon or "Turboswing"

I need a ski pylon for my Medline II.
I saw there is something new: "www.turboswing.nl". Is this much better then a ski pylon (they pretend it is, of course) . Is it more fun to wakebord ?
Does anyone has experience with this ?
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Old 07 May 2007, 19:05   #2
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i think thats a really good idea. my engine has been chafed by ski bridles etc but i still wouldnt rate it against a tower for towing with wakeboarding because it is still very low and the point of a tower or pole is to provide lift. it seems to be a cheaper less drastic aproach than a tower or pole but it is really the same as a bridle for towing height looking at it
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Old 08 May 2007, 03:14   #3
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You want to consider the weight of your boat as well,a ski pylon raises the pull from the skier/wakeboarder away from the prop and acts like a lever; if the boat is not heavy enough,a good skier on the cut will not be able to get enough resistance from the rope to stay up.




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I need a ski pylon for my Medline II.
I saw there is something new: "www.turboswing.nl". Is this much better then a ski pylon (they pretend it is, of course) . Is it more fun to wakebord ?
Does anyone has experience with this ?
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Old 08 May 2007, 03:17   #4
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Weight Medline II

My Medline II weighs about 700kg, the engine about 220kg + 200L fuel etc .. makes a total of about 1.100kg...
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Old 08 May 2007, 08:32   #5
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Turboswing and Medline No No

Hi Iam not 100% sure of this but here goes

if you look at the Transom on a Medline ( i have a 1 and am assuming that the 2 is the same) the engine is on a sort of false transom that is fastened to the rear of the boat see picture below (sorry if its your pic as it was one on B and O and best shows what i mean) this is a moulding and as such will be tested to load bearing constraints that the outboard fits into
so if the maximum weight on the "transom" is say 200Kg and you have a 190 kg engine then surely the extra pull of a skier will exceed this or is the weight restriction on the downward pull of the engine and as the skier is being pulled by the engine not the boat then this factor doesnt matter ???

or am i talking B*&((ks

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Old 08 May 2007, 08:43   #6
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Don't think so

Hi,

The TurboSwing thing is attached directly to the engine, not on the boat. So I assume this has no effect ...
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Old 18 October 2009, 07:21   #7
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TurboSwing higher pull and AutoTrim

Hello there,

Just happened to find your message. Nowadays the TurboSwing can be trimmed such that the pull is substantially higher. For a closer look, please go to our website www.turboswing.com and view the video 40-175 HP, and see all kinds of acivities, including wake-kiting, towing a 5 person banana, 4 skiers at the time etc. Things you normally cannot do with a ski pole / pylon. For the 150 Yamaha we recommend the XXL, which is shown on the video on the 175 Suzuki and 100 Yamaha, now selling at GBP 423,- delivered. Installs within an hour.
Contact details can be found on the website, or drop your phone nr. and we'll be happy to call you back.

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Old 18 October 2009, 09:36   #8
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looks great, I guess you just mount this using the engine mount bolts ? Looks like a handy extra hand hold too (once the prop is off) if your climbing in the stern.

I'm tempted, just going to check my cover will clear it though.
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Old 18 October 2009, 09:53   #9
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A friend of mine bought the turbo swing last year.
We are very satidfied with it.
You can easily attach or remove the turboswing.
Tow line runs very smooth from left to right.
Big advantage of the turboswing comparing to a bridle is that the tow line isn't touching the tubes at all, even when your skiing aside of the boat.

Take attention, you have to lett them know what make your engine is.
I believe they hava another mountingbracket voor evinrude etec's.

The only disadvantige is the hughe price for a piece of stainless steel.
If they cut down the price i expect they will sell a lot more of them, IMHO
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