Tubing off high tower?

Postby hoppuspears » Sun Nov 27, 2016 9:40 am

Is this just bad news?

Do people just use the rear hooks off the transom? Is it possible to use the ski pole? This is on a 1980s supreme boat so its aftermarker wake tower

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Re: Tubing off high tower?

Postby 82Juddcraft » Sun Nov 27, 2016 5:39 pm

hoppuspears wrote:Is this just bad news?

Do people just use the rear hooks off the transom? Is it possible to use the ski pole? This is on a 1980s supreme boat so its aftermarker wake tower

Thanks

I used the transom for tubes.

It's probably more the manufacture saying not to because of the weight, but ya see a lot of guys do it.
It's like leaving the boat with in the water over night, if u want to look after it you'd take it out at the end of each day.

Is there any reason u want it off a high pole or tower, sometimes it is a pain in the ass when the tube submarines but u can get floats on the ropes to help prevent that.
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Re: Tubing off high tower?

Postby hoppuspears » Sun Nov 27, 2016 7:16 pm

82Juddcraft wrote:
hoppuspears wrote:Is this just bad news?

Do people just use the rear hooks off the transom? Is it possible to use the ski pole? This is on a 1980s supreme boat so its aftermarker wake tower

Thanks

I used the transom for tubes.

It's probably more the manufacture saying not to because of the weight, but ya see a lot of guys do it.
It's like leaving the boat with in the water over night, if u want to look after it you'd take it out at the end of each day.

Is there any reason u want it off a high pole or tower, sometimes it is a pain in the ass when the tube submarines but u can get floats on the ropes to help prevent that.

Thanks for the reply. Only wanted to do it off the high tower to maybe try get a bit more air for the riders.
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Re: Tubing off high tower?

Postby 82Juddcraft » Mon Nov 28, 2016 11:31 am

For what it's worth I'd avoid it.
When ya driving just have a feel for it, u can probably feel how much force it's putting on the boat.
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Re: Tubing off high tower?

Postby mof » Mon Nov 28, 2016 2:53 pm

From experience it rips the living @#$% out of your tower. I no longer tow the tube off the tower, only the ski pole. I'm assuming you want the tube riders to experience the full ride experience and whip the tube outside the wake...
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Re: Tubing off high tower?

Postby themooch » Fri Dec 09, 2016 12:12 am

I broke the drivers side rear hull mounting point for the tower towing a big tube. Never again. Tow only from the rear hooks now
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Re: Tubing off high tower?

Postby Feetfirst » Fri Dec 09, 2016 3:20 pm

If this was a vote I'd tick the no box.
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