Ski Post Height

Discussion in 'Hydrodyne® Boats' started by dgunn71, May 13, 2019.

  1. dgunn71

    dgunn71 Hydrodyner

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    Boat Model and Year:
    Hydradyne I/O 1971
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    My newly acquired 18' I/O skier had a custom ski post mounted to the floor and the front of the exhaust manifolds. I removed it and reinstalled the original reinforced aluminum post; to the floor and the 'bulkheads' on each side. This post is about 1"-2" above the motor hood top. On my 20' I/O skier it is at least 8" higher. Was the post height established on the basis that assumed it needed to clear outboard drives?
    Any experience with a low post out there?
     
  2. jim

    jim Hydrodyne 18 Specialist

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    77 Dyne 18 I/O converted to Outboard
    Low post is better, less pitch up. It just has to clear the motor hood. I drove my I/O like that for years, then converted to outboard, same post.
     

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