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    Ski Pylon - Pull Tube?

    So I have read several places, but not in the owner’s manual, to NOT pull a tube(r) using the ski pylon. I was thinking about having the retractable ski pylon added to my 08 RXT for wake boarding but also planned to pull a tube on occasion.

    Is there not an eyelet lower or midway down the pylon to hook a tube rope to? Why can you NOT pull a tube with the ski pylon?


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    I believe there is too much drag with a tube, all you have to do is attach the tube's rope to the eye that is already on the back of the ski. Thats what I have always done with my Wake.

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    I also have a rxt 215 2008, and want to put a ski pylon on. What is the difference between the wake, and the rxt 215? thanks.... bob

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    No you can not use it to pull tubes.

    Use the one on the boady of the rxt just bellow the grab bar.

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    Yep - I read it there. Thanks gator. No tubing on ski pylon unless you want to ruin it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DieselTroy View Post
    ...Why can you NOT pull a tube with the ski pylon?
    The total weight and water drag of a loaded tube can be much greater than a single person on a ski or wakeboard.

    Also, if the rope tension gets too strong with a person, they just let go of the handle (or have it yanked out of their hands). This limits the maximum tension in the tow rope.

    With a tube, no matter how strong the pull on the rope gets, the rope doesn't release. That means the maximum possible rope loading on the tow pylon can be much greater, and the pylon just isn't built to take those loads.

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    Thanks for letting me know. Much appreciated. Saved me some major headache down the road.

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    I also use the one just below the rub rail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DieselTroy View Post
    So I have read several places, but not in the owner’s manual, to NOT pull a tube(r) using the ski pylon. I was thinking about having the retractable ski pylon added to my 08 RXT for wake boarding but also planned to pull a tube on occasion.

    Is there not an eyelet lower or midway down the pylon to hook a tube rope to? Why can you NOT pull a tube with the ski pylon?
    I know what sea doo recomends with the ski pylon... But honsestly, I've owned 3 skis with the pylons installed, and never have had any problems pulling tubes. I don't pull monster sized tubes though. I also never pull more than 1 person. I don't pull very aggressive either. Don't want to mame anyone!

    Ed

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