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Thread: Sport 200V Removable Ski Pylon

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    Default Sport 200V Removable Ski Pylon

    Does anyone know if the removable ski pylon (200V) mounting structure (in the floor) is adjustable? Noticed my pylon is leaning off center to starboard.
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    I dont know how easy it is to adjust. I know when I bought mine, my dealer said it was a royal pita to install the pylon (he had to install one - always orders boats from factory with it since). I would get it checked.

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    Ok...got yancy during the Thanksgiving weekend and decided to dig into this myself. Bottome line, there is very little adjustment possible and while investigating my situation, decided to fix the problem and add some enhancement. This should also help answer questions for all those 200V owners wanting to know whether a barefoot boom can be attached to the pylon...and possibly why CC will not (or should not) endorse this?? (sse pic showing plastic piece on bottom of pylon). See photos:

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    Some additional pics.

    Pylon now square with floor:

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    Thankfully, the factory floorplate cut-out is over-sized to account for quite a bit of pylon position tolerance:
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    Trim ring re-positioned on pylon (notice how far out it was from prior position patterned into the carpet):
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    Down to final steps - re-fasten the ring, add new faux teak non-skid.
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    Wow, great work. Kinda scary that it came from the factory not square, and the struts loose. I will keep an eye on mine.

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    Thanks, LakeRats. I bought the boat from an individual consigned through a dealer....so to be honest, I'm not sure if it was factory installed or dealer installed. But in either case, it was way off center. It would have been ok with everthing tightened up (we skied with it all year this way)....but just bothered the heck out of me. Even pulling the boat down the road, I could see the dang thing leaning over and it's all I could see....ugh...

    The reason I wanted to dig into it myself was to see what I could do to beef it up for a barefoot boom. I'm a bigger fan of a pylon mount boom rather than a tower mount boom There's been some other threads where folks have questioned putting a boom on this 200V removeable pylon...but don't remember anyone having too much confidence in it.
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    Very impressed with your attention to detail in the "repair" but the original install is unacceptable for what you paid and Nautique's' reputation for quality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsta281 View Post
    Very impressed with your attention to detail in the "repair" but the original install is unacceptable for what you paid and Nautique's' reputation for quality.
    Thanks, jsta281. And I agree...this defect should not have passed the Nautique Production System quality checks (assuming it came from factory installed).
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    So after this repair, do you have confidence in using the pylon for a boom mount.

    In a year or so, used sport 200's may fall into what I can afford. I really want a boat I can mount a boom on.
    Scott
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeepn View Post
    So after this repair, do you have confidence in using the pylon for a boom mount.
    I have way more confidence than I did before the repair/mod. I'm confident I can now mount a boom with extensions and not have to worry...(hopefully I won't be made a liar very soon). The vertical force that a boom would put on the twist lock pin-to-plastic pylon foot has been diverted to a 3/8 thru pin that goes through both the pylon and the receptacle tube structure assembly. The existing 4-piece structure is pretty stout for fore and aft / side to side forces. Stay tuned...I plan to do some testing before it gets in the water.
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