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jestes812
08-13-2012, 11:31 PM
I have a 2009 Outback V. I am looking to upgrade to swivel board racks. Can you have racks that swivel and keep your bimini top? Does anyone have pictures of the factory swivel racks installed? What about other brands? Thanks

moombadaze
08-14-2012, 09:26 AM
I had the monster tower racks on my 08 LSV and they would swivel in and under the bimini with no problem. there are pictures posted someplace on here for somebody looking for basically the same thing. Not 100% sure it would work with your tower and bimini but for me it was dang near perfect

KSmith
08-14-2012, 09:49 AM
I have a 2010 Outback V with the OEM Swivel racks, they are made by Roswell but have a custom attachment arm that bolts to the middle oval crossbar on our towers. I also have the OEM bimini. As it was from the factory the racks would not swivel under the OEM bimini with boards in the top tine. I replaced my OEM bimini with a Monster Tower Cargo Bimini and mounted mine much higher than others since I wanted the racks to swivel into the boat fully when loaded with boards. Works Great! I suspect I could have modified the OEM bimini to work but I like the Monster Tower one better.
Now... if you got some different racks, say some by Monster tower, they would probably work as you mount them on the tower legs and can mount the bracket lower which should allow the racks to swivel under the OEM bimini

ga-lsv05
08-14-2012, 10:11 AM
Swivel racks?? Pfffft I rather enjoy awkwardly climbing on my sunscreen soaked top deck to retrieve my boards lol

2005 mobius lsv 2900lbs ballast

KSmith
08-14-2012, 10:36 AM
Swivel racks?? Pfffft I rather enjoy awkwardly climbing on my sunscreen soaked top deck to retrieve my boards lol

LOL ah yes, the good'ol days... always made my wife wonder why I was in the lake spewing expletives... "I am not drunk. Now, either quit laughing and help me out or throw me a beer...."

jestes812
08-14-2012, 10:48 PM
@Ksmith. Where do you get the OEM racks and Bimini? Are these the factory racks?

Thanks

KSmith
08-15-2012, 08:13 AM
@Ksmith. Where do you get the OEM racks and Bimini? Are these the factory racks?

Thanks

Yes they are factory racks that were being used for 2010-2011 with the Rad-a-cage tower. They did not come installed from the factory on my boat, I had them put on as an option when I bought my boat (as well as depth sounder, swing away trailer tongue, and bimini). The dealer (Atlanta Marine) ordered them in and installed them prior to my taking possession of the boat. They are made by Roswell and are nice racks. On one set I replaced the two wakeboard tines with a set of wakesurf/wakeboard tines. The OEM bimini needs some hardware installed, a set or pivot mounts installed on the tower, a set of eyes for the front strap hooks on the tower and a set of eyes for the rear straps on the top of the gunnels.