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Barefoot Intl boom on '94 Echelon - Mounting?


GrantD

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Have a '94 Echelon that came with Barefoot Int. boom...looks to be the Universal model boom.

Question is...do cables mount to winch strap hook on "underside" of bow (bow eye hook?)

OR

do the cables' hook attach to the round ring on top of bow...located right behind bow lights?

There's a padded sleeve that obviously protects the hull...but want to make sure I'm connecting the boom correctly so I don't stress the center ski pylon.

Thanks!

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The boom cables hook to the bow eye. The ring behind the bow light is a lift ring for lifting the boat. It is designed for upward pull only.

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The boom cables hook to the bow eye. The ring behind the bow light is a lift ring for lifting the boat. It is designed for upward pull only.

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You will like to have the boom. They are a great training tool. We use it for everyone who is learning to ski.

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martinarcher
The boom cables hook to the bow eye. The ring behind the bow light is a lift ring for lifting the boat. It is designed for upward pull only.

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You will like to have the boom. They are a great training tool. We use it for everyone who is learning to ski.

Plus1.gif We have taught a ton of people how to board and ski with our boom. It's also fun to beat yourself up on barefooting. Thumbup.gif

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The boom cables hook to the bow eye. The ring behind the bow light is a lift ring for lifting the boat. It is designed for upward pull only.

Plus1.gif

You will like to have the boom. They are a great training tool. We use it for everyone who is learning to ski.

Plus1.gif We have taught a ton of people how to board and ski with our boom. It's also fun to beat yourself up on barefooting. Thumbup.gif

Thanks all who replied. Whew...glad I asked this. Weird...cables reach to the lift ring but do not reach to bow eye. Realize they can be adjusted. Assume you want the cables taut so stress evenly distributed between bow eye and pylon....correct?

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Yes, and I actually tie a rope and pull rearward to one of the handles to keep the boom from springing forward during a footing crash.

Hmm...you tie a rope to one of the gunnel handles? Actually might make sense from a design standpoint to have cables going reward as well...

good idea!

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