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    Shutoff Inlet Valve + Towing

    Excuse my ignorance, I'm extremely new to skis lol...

    I've read a ton of posts detailing how you need to either install a shutoff valve or simply clamp off the inlet hose before "towing" your ski. Does "towing" mean when you're tying off to another boat? i.e. jumping aboard your buddy's vessel to get some fishing done? Or is this referring to literally towing a non-operational ski?

    Thanks,
    Mike


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    Quote Originally Posted by peebee View Post
    ...is this referring to literally towing a non-operational ski?...
    Most references are regarding towing a broken PWC.

    If you are towing the shut-off PWC at trolling speed for fishing, I doubt there is a problem.

    There is probably a maximum speed that it can be towed at before needing to shut off the water feed hose, but I don't know exactly what that speed might be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peebee View Post
    Excuse my ignorance, I'm extremely new to skis lol...
    Or is this referring to literally towing a non-operational ski?

    Thanks,
    Mike
    Yes, refers to actually towing the ski while its not running. Unfortunately, I know ALL about the results if you dont use a clamp! $4500 mistake (never read the manual on the used ski i bought).

    Seadoo says no clamp = tow under 15mph max.....after what i know now, i wouldnt even try that!

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    Cool, thanks guys. I think I'll install a valve regardless but I just wanted to clear up towing a broken PWC vs. tying off on another boat to fish, troll, etc.

    Thanks,
    Mike

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