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Mikey
06-16-2009, 10:05 PM
I'm running a 07 Outback DD with the factory tower and i was told ,and i tryed it to no avail that if you moved your racks from the upper/middle tower supports and moved them down to the lower supports,you could in fact fit a ski into the rack.
Skis with just a rear toe plate would work in this situation but not skis with double boots. Has anyone come up with a solution or a reasonable substitution for this?

deerfield
06-17-2009, 12:48 AM
Mikey - Take a look at these pictures. I have your boat ('07 Outback). The racks are mounted to the bottom cross bar on the tower. My Connelly F1X double boot fits perfect. So too do the Connelly pair skis and EP jumpers. - Deerfield

Mikey
06-17-2009, 10:31 PM
Yah i tryed that. Maybe its the size of my skis as well. Both are 69'' with double boots. Won't fit.Haven't tryed my other stuff as they are stowed anyways. Just trying to free up some room ,when skiing with everybody's skis and gear lieing around in boat. We usually float/ski so have to load up and go with all the gear. Wakeboarrds go in racks but would be nice to do the same with skis as well.

Mikey
06-17-2009, 10:34 PM
Deerfield . Question ?How are you putting the doubleboot ski in the rack? Maybe i'm just going about it wrong. Could you post a pick of the doubleboot ski in.

deerfield
06-18-2009, 12:06 AM
Mikey - Sure. I will be at the lake this weekend and take a picture of the F1X double boot in the rack. I should haver it posted by Sunday evening. - Deerfield

jmvotto
06-18-2009, 12:15 AM
www.lipboating.com has one. Ian ashton has photos of it installed.

http://stores.shop.ebay.com/lipboating__W0QQ_armrsZ1

SkiKY
06-18-2009, 12:36 AM
The monster tower slalom rack has worked well for me. I have a 66" ski set up with the double boots almost touching and the boots just fit the rack.

zegm
06-18-2009, 12:49 AM
Here is where I want to say again, if you can afford it get the Z-cargo bimini!!! Right now the boat is in the lift with a pair of skis sitting on the top!

yearround
06-18-2009, 01:26 AM
Here is where I want to say again, if you can afford it get the Z-cargo bimini!!! Right now the boat is in the lift with a pair of skis sitting on the top!

i think he has an outback, and the Z5 does not fit the outback, but maybe they are making it.

we have a monster rack to hold skis. holds my 69 and kids 65, both with dbl boots.

ian ashton
06-18-2009, 05:35 PM
Here is the lip boating rack. It holds the 65" EP, and a friend had a 66' Connolly double boot that fit, it was a tight fit though.

This is the only picture I could find on this computer, I'll get some close-ups tomorrow. This is a pair of combos;
http://moomba.com/msgboard/attachment.php?attachmentid=2917&stc=1&d=1245357293

yearround
06-18-2009, 07:29 PM
here are a few pics of our monster rack. the skis are are 69 HO triumph and a 65 HO esprit
i guess you can't really see the skis too well, but they both have double boots
http://moomba.com/msgboard/picture.php?albumid=12&pictureid=1572

http://moomba.com/msgboard/picture.php?albumid=12&pictureid=1573

http://moomba.com/msgboard/picture.php?albumid=12&pictureid=1574

deerfield
06-21-2009, 12:16 AM
Could you post a pick of the doubleboot ski in.

Mikey - Today at the lake I took a picture with my wife's cell phone with the ski in the rack. As soon as I figure out how to get the picture from her cell phone to our home computer, I will post it for you. - Deerfield

Mikey
06-21-2009, 12:29 AM
Thanks for that. Although i did some tinkering and moved one set of racks and i'm able to get my ski in barely. It just does'nt go in with both boots between the racks like the wakeboards do. Is this what everyone is doing?I'd still like to see a close up pic of how your doing it.I just made the mistake of lowering my racks on drivers side which really obscures your vision so i'm definetly changing that around.

zabooda
06-21-2009, 02:20 AM
People use the ski rack or some wakeboard rakes are adjustable and the ski fits when they are opened up all the way.

Mikey
06-21-2009, 05:40 PM
Yah i have them mounted as far apart as possible and then ski goes in but not with bindings centred.That why i'm curious,if this is the case for others as well.

Sled491
06-24-2009, 11:02 PM
Don't you just leave them on the dock with the other stuff until it's your turn? :) Just messin with ya!