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    Any suggestions related to hydrofoil racks would be a big help. I found a cheap used non swivel rack, wandering how diffucult the ski is to get onto the rack.

    Can you lift it from the water to the rack (with a second person), or do you need to bring the ski onto the boat first?
     
     

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    I have always brought mine on from the swim platform, then onto the rack. can't see why you couldn't grab it from the water direct in, but I like to lift it onto the platform, let it drip a bit then re grab it so I have it positioned right to set into my rack.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by timmas83 View Post
    Any suggestions related to hydrofoil racks would be a big help. I found a cheap used non swivel rack, wandering how diffucult the ski is to get onto the rack.

    Can you lift it from the water to the rack (with a second person), or do you need to bring the ski onto the boat first?
    I would always bring the foil into the boat first, what is cheap when you are talking about a non swivel rack.

    I have know a couple of guys that had non swivels and end up with a swivel rack sooner or later....

    That being said, the sampson rack is awesome, they have a longer strut to hold the t bar. sky ski makes a good rack to..
     
     

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    I think you will need to bring it in the boat first with any rack.

    I am saving my money for a new Samson rack, they are expensive but you sure get what you pay for when it comes to racks.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foiler View Post
    I am saving my money for a new Samson rack.
    Since when do you save money on foil gear.


    It's your boat, but trying to lift a foil from the water to a rack will eventually cause a lot of gel coat damage. Like everyone says swiveling racks are worth the wait.
     
     

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    We always use the time we first place the foil on the swim platform to wipe the tbar and wings off, so we reduce the amount of polishing to be done. It helps dramtically.

    Samson racks....of course.
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    Does the Sampson rack fit standard Towers ? from photo it's difficult to see what it is actually fitting on to.

    I have a Roswell Tower and looking for a SS rack
     
     

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    I love those Samson racks, I don't have one yet but it will hopefully be my next purchase. The new ones swivel back by using one hand and there is a post on here from Benton (skidude) showing it, it might even have this picture too. If you look at my attachment you can see the rack uses a single clamp that goes around round tubing. The welded tubing in the picture is part of the tower.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Argonaut View Post
    Does the Sampson rack fit standard Towers ? from photo it's difficult to see what it is actually fitting on to.

    I have a Roswell Tower and looking for a SS rack

    Yes, we just need to know what size tubing you tower is, and we ship the rack with the appropriate clamp.
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    Nice Rack!
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