Thread: towing manta ray
08-04-2009, 05:52 AM #1
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- Dec 2008
towing manta ray
hi, is it possible to tow a Manta Ray boat after jetski? has anyone tried that?
08-04-2009, 05:58 AM #2
question is not detailed... size of boat, weight, etc
08-04-2009, 06:50 AM #3
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- Sep 2006
- Los Angeles
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.
08-04-2009, 07:35 AM #4
i was confused too, but i think he is talking about this....
i'm pretty sure they are illegal in most states though...
08-04-2009, 09:24 AM #5
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...
08-04-2009, 09:39 AM #6
He has one and tows it with an older yamaha 1200 3seater. He seems to pull it fine
08-04-2009, 02:16 PM #7
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- Jun 2009
- Central FL
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.
08-04-2009, 04:50 PM #8
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.
08-16-2009, 08:56 PM #9
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.
08-17-2009, 12:28 PM #10
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