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11-16-2012, 03:43 PM #1
Ski pylon solid? Thinking about shortening
This spring I absolutely have to get a new cover made. One of the weaker points of the old cover and where it gave me a lot of problems and ended up ripping several times is the tension caused from it riding up over the ski pylon, then pulling down tight in the back. I think in part the tall ski pylon helps to create a high point for drainage with the cover on but my boat does not sit out in the weather.
So prior to getting the cover made I'm thinking about pulling the ski pylon off and heading to a machine shop to have it shortened. I've given up on the flush pop-up pylon idea and figure I could live with just a shortened one. I mocked it up and like the looks of it. But does anyone no if they are truly solid? I'd hate to take it in, have them start cutting it down, then find out I'm screwed because of a hollow core...
Or is there any drawback I'm not seeing to having a shorty?
The years have been kind, it's the weekends that have done the damage.
2001 MobiusV - Slightly Modified...