Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Retractable Transom Pylon - Group Buy

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Retractable Transom Pylon - Group Buy

    This is the year to upgrade to a retractable transom pylon. If you are tired of banging you knee on the stock pylon in your 2001 SAN then you should join in this group buy. Tachyon motorsports, inventors of the Super-Deluxe Boom-Mount, have developed a new retractable pylon that rises on a gas strut when deployed and stows flush with the top of the transom when retracted. No more worries about landing on the stock pylon when climbing around the transom area. You get all the hardware you need to install and it comes in a black anodized finish. The cost for the entire system is only $580. Please let me know if you would like to participate in this group buy, I will send some pictures.

    Cheers!
    2008 Super Air 230 ZR6
    2001 Super Air 210 GT-40 (Sold)

  • #2
    Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC08395.jpg
Views:	1
Size:	85.8 KB
ID:	363399Here is a picture of the pylon ready to tow.
    2008 Super Air 230 ZR6
    2001 Super Air 210 GT-40 (Sold)

    Comment


    • #3
      Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC08404.jpg
Views:	2
Size:	85.5 KB
ID:	363406Here is a picture of the pylon retracted.
      2008 Super Air 230 ZR6
      2001 Super Air 210 GT-40 (Sold)

      Comment


      • #4
        Count me in...
        sigpic

        Comment


        • #5
          Excellent! We'll need 3 more folks and we're good to go.
          2008 Super Air 230 ZR6
          2001 Super Air 210 GT-40 (Sold)

          Comment


          • #6
            Anyone with a 99 SS out there that could snap some pics of the engine compartment for me?
            sigpic

            Comment


            • #7
              Count me in, I hate that thing. Afraid every time my kids are in the boat. It it right at tooth level for a 3 and 5 year old standing or kneeling in the back seat. OUCH!
              2006 SANTE Current Boat
              2001 SAN - sold
              1991 Sport Nautique - sold

              Comment


              • #8
                Great! Two more to go...
                2008 Super Air 230 ZR6
                2001 Super Air 210 GT-40 (Sold)

                Comment


                • #9
                  *Approved*

                  The video below shows the operation of the pylon - take a look!

                  I will leave the group-buy open until the day after tax-day (Wednesday, April 18th). The pylons for this group will be finished with machining & anodizing in May. Please call or email to place your deposit. 651-491-4638 or rick@tachyonmotorsports.com.

                  All pylons will be black-anodized (not silver), and will have some new features beyond what is shown in the photos and video in this post. I will have tool-less barefoot-boom mounts available for the retractable pylon soon!

                  This pylon is designed for the 2001 Super Air Nautique, but may fit others. Please call or email and I can give you the dimensions that you will need to verify.

                  Thanks!

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Are you going to dimple the top like you mentioned to make it easier to turn?

                    Sent via Android!
                    sigpic

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Originally posted by EchoLodge View Post
                      Are you going to dimple the top like you mentioned to make it easier to turn?

                      Sent via Android!
                      Yes, absolutely. There will also be provisions for the quick-attach barefoot boom mount - which will be available soon as well. This will let you mount a quad-contour boom with ease & maintain a very large range of adjustment.

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        I've had a few questions about sizing & wanted to give some insight into the critical dimensions for the retractable pylon. Refer to the "simplified" image below for more detail on exactly where to measure.

                        1) Measure from top of deck to lowest cross-member for the pylon support. This dimension should be 17.75" plus or minus roughly 1/4".
                        2) Measure from the lowest cross-member to the upper pylon support cross-member. This dimension should be 9.75" plus or minus roughly 1.5".
                        3) Measure the width of the 'deck' that they pylon trim ring mounts to. It should be 4.25" or more.

                        If you have a Super-Sport or Super-Air Nautique from 1996 - 2004 & you are outside of the ranges above, please give me a call so I can be sure we accommodate your boat properly. I can be reached at 651-491-4638 or by email at rick@tachyonmotorsports.com.

                        I will definitely consider manufacturing units for other models upon request as well.

                        Thanks!

                        Click image for larger version

Name:	Tachyon RPGS-CC-96-04 Sizing Chart.JPG
Views:	1
Size:	72.5 KB
ID:	363415

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Will a kit fit a 2006 SANTE 220?
                          Do the right thing.......

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            Sjames - Any chance you can snap a few photos of your pylon mount under the rear engine lid so I can see how it is mounted? I will have you take a few measurements as well so I can verify the design.

                            Chance are good that either the existing unit will fit - or I can make you one with some mofications. I have some dealers interested in pylons for the newer boats, so it's only a matter of time until I get all of the various models addressed...

                            Shoot me some photos & we'll see how it looks!

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              Great product!

                              Comment

                              Working...
                              X