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Old 05-01-2002, 11:45 AM
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Does anyone have TACO Telescopic Outriggers in use? From the catalog/web site they seem pretty good, but unable to date to see a set in person.

Also, this part had me a bit worried:

High speed cruising in rough seas is not recommended. High speed cruising with the outriggers fully extended can cause possible damage to the outrigger sections and internal components of the aluminum outrigger. Retract your TACO TELE-OUTRIGGER before operating under those conditions.

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Old 05-01-2002, 12:56 PM
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Marlin Mike,
I have them and used them last summer. They are great. All the outriggers have that dislcaimer, they are really referring to having them in the "out" position, so one doesn't get caught in a wave a break off....

I left mine extened (extened up) all summer, boat does 54mph. I don't like the Taco rigging however, but I have nothing to compare it to. I'm looking for some better rigging...

Good luck!!

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Old 05-01-2002, 11:43 PM
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I guess my experience with "telescoping" outriggers is all bad. I didn't have the TACO's but even so they only lasted a little over one year on our boat. We then went with the Lee "screw to assemble" type outriggers and have had better longevity of the aluminum rods. The telescoping rods seemed to get minor corrosion in the telescoping area and causing great difficultly in actually telescoping the poles from a "closed" position. It finally became so difficult we threw them away.
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Old 05-02-2002, 08:18 AM
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I don't have any experience with telescoping outriggers at all. What holds the rods in place when extended? I am imagining some sort of spring-button arrangement. If this is the case, would it then be a good idea to keep the telescpoing areas of the riggers lubed up with some kind of corrosion inhibitor?

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Old 05-02-2002, 08:23 AM
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Mike,

I have a set of SOS (now called Taco) outriggers. I am very pleased with them. I leave them extended when running and nothing has bent. They are almost five years old. In fact, these are the thinner 1 1/8", not the thicker 1 1/2" ones. No issues at all. I hit them with some WD40 from time to time and that's it. I really doubt that you will be dissappointed if you buy them.

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Old 05-02-2002, 07:13 PM
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They were the "TIGRESS" telescoping outriggers and they did have 4 or 5 "spring buttons" to hold them up. There was also some sort of plastic "insert" which floated around "inside" and created problems getting the "spring buttons" to seat properly. Oh yeah, the first thing we did was use WD40 on the rods and spring buttons, but alas it wasn't enough to stop the difficulty experienced when trying to extend the rods. It seems I'm the only one who experienced problems with this type of gear so your mileage may vary.

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Old 05-14-2002, 01:07 PM
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I had the SOS (now taco) 1.5 inch telescoping on my old boat. Never had a problem, I liked them very much. Pulles stretch 30's w/o any problem.
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some of the best riggers made. I have the 1.5" on a t-top, never telescoped them, I run in the 60's. Removed them once, washed and sprayed with corrosion X. I did my own rigging setup though. Very well-made and precision parts.
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Old 05-16-2002, 12:04 AM
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tigress and taco 2 different companies

I have used tacos(sos)tele outriggers for years use proper maintenance ie. fresh water and lube and you are set.
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Have SOS now TACO , great quality, no Problems, made my own rigging.
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