Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    SideFX's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    BC Interior
    Posts
    988
    +1
    5

    Question How to weigh and tie down slalom buoys?

    What is the safest method to weigh down slalom buoys.
    And not sure is passing closely, would the pump of the ski have enough power to suck it in if there was some slack?

    I was imagining using about 12" of heavy chain from the buoy, connected to nylon rope, then down to the bottom weight.??

    Thank you.


  2. #2
    Banned User
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Discovery Bay, CA
    Posts
    3,048
    +1
    336
    cinder blocks and rope? thats what gets used around my area. never seen anyone go by it slow enough to suck up a rope..... there and gone in less then a second!!

  3. #3
    Faster Than a Snail on a Log mongorunner's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    North of Amarillo TX
    Posts
    741

  4. #4
    SideFX's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    BC Interior
    Posts
    988
    +1
    5
    Brilliant arrangements. I like the counterweight idea for changes in water levels. We sometimes get 3 and 4 foot swells here. Many thanks.

  5. #5
    Cliff's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Middle Tennessee
    Posts
    207
    +1
    24
    We use concrete blocks and the elastic tubing that is used on slingshots. No rope just the elastic tubing which will stretch for waves or tides.

  6. #6
    Work Harder, Millions on Wellfare Depend On Us! ultramaxracing05's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Beaumont, Texas
    Posts
    2,999
    +1
    123
    we use 20LB weights and 50 ft of rope.

    you just have to check for the slack on the rope and make sure its not floating or else you will suck it. If this happens just tie it in the middle to cut the slack. Where we practice the lake depth is about 45-50ft deep. So we got the 100ft of rope and cut in half. And does just fine.



    the idea of the concrete blocks is great, but we use the weights so we keep the skis from being scratched.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. How to Remove and repair Ficht fuel pump on 2002 polaris virage txi
    By john8873 in forum Polaris How To & FAQs
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 07-26-2016, 11:36 AM
  2. How to do a leak down test
    By xlint89 in forum Polaris Open Discussion
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 08-03-2013, 09:05 AM
  3. How to Size and Drill Fuel Rails
    By beerdart in forum 4-Tec Performance
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 05-25-2013, 10:19 AM
  4. how to port and polish the engine?
    By andy95'slx780 in forum Polaris How To & FAQs
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 06-10-2008, 11:41 PM
  5. How to use and remove JB Weld
    By Kinchyle in forum Sea Doo Open Discussion
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 05-02-2006, 01:31 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •