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    towing manta ray

    hi, is it possible to tow a Manta Ray boat after jetski? has anyone tried that?


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    question is not detailed... size of boat, weight, etc

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    I towed the Manta Ray behind my RXT. Be sure to accelerate slowly until you hit 45+ mph or you will be overreving the engine and wasting a lot of gas.

    I have never been able to get it lifted in the air more than a couple of feet because it was tied to the ski hook on my RXT, which is too low. If you want to "fly" 10-20 feet up in the air, you may need to attach it to a tall ski pole so you can get more air.

    Good luck and be safe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by camar0 View Post
    question is not detailed... size of boat, weight, etc

    i was confused too, but i think he is talking about this....

    http://gizmodo.com/185229/flying-man...ble-watercraft

    i'm pretty sure they are illegal in most states though...

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    guys, he did state "it possible to tow a Manta Ray boat after jetski"

    the "boat" is the key here...

    There are boats named manta ray... which is what i assumed on this question..

    IF you are referring to the manta ray "towable", it can pull it as I have done with my GTX LTD however you wont be able to achieve sustained flight due to low tow hook... This towable has very unstable flight.... I would suggest you NEVER used it.. I personally almost died using it in Nov 2006.... havent been back on a towable since...

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    He has one and tows it with an older yamaha 1200 3seater. He seems to pull it fine
    GL

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    From my past experience, I would stay away from the large towables. They seem to put a lot of stress on the motor during take-off. There is a lot of friction going on,esp. with a 2-3 person towable.

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    Hell ya, Used to pull it behind my 98 SPX. No problem. Actually it was easier to get it in the air with the seadoo, seem like a boat would spoil the air. If you want to get big air with a seadoo just use a longer rope.

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    as an update- we tried to pull a manta ray today with an 800 yamaha and it wouldnt go...

    a 1500fx cruiser pulled it no prob as did a yamaha 1200.

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    Quote Originally Posted by camar0 View Post
    IF you are referring to the manta ray "towable"... this towable has very unstable flight.... I would suggest you NEVER used it.. I personally almost died using it in Nov 2006.... havent been back on a towable since...
    +1, guys be careful on those kite tubes they ARE dangerous...
    http://www.kitetubelawsuits.com/cpsc-warning.cfm
    http://www.reviewjournal.com/lvrj_ho...s/9275622.html

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