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    Tubing question.

    We bought a new 2008 GTX Limited at the end of summer (our first PWC). Only had it out a couple weekends before short Seattle summer was over. My wife bought a tube for next Summer and my question is, Do I use the tow hook below the seat or use a sliding harness hooked to the hooks on the Stern? Are they strong enough for towing?
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    I've used the tow hook below the seat before on my rxp. no problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jhill19 View Post
    I've used the tow hook below the seat before on my rxp. no problems.
    + 1 , If you use the lower stern hooks the tow line is closer to the boats wake and the rope can throw a rooster tail in the face of the tube rider.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grat12 View Post
    We bought a new 2008 GTX Limited at the end of summer (our first PWC). Only had it out a couple weekends before short Seattle summer was over. My wife bought a tube for next Summer and my question is, Do I use the tow hook below the seat or use a sliding harness hooked to the hooks on the Stern? Are they strong enough for towing?
    Thanks.
    HELL YES its strong enough, I'm pulling both of these 4 person tubes with 8 teenagers, with the hook below the seat! I know we are crazy but have been doing this for over 5 years, countless times!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpt7779 View Post
    HELL YES its strong enough, I'm pulling both of these 4 person tubes with 8 teenagers, with the hook below the seat! I know we are crazy but have been doing this for over 5 years, countless times!!!!

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    That looks like fun, We'd get in trouble for sure around here pulling that many people with a pwc. I've been stopped before for not having a spotter

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    Double post, sorry about that.
    Last edited by jhill19; 10-25-2010 at 06:35 PM. Reason: double post

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grat12 View Post
    We bought a new 2008 GTX Limited at the end of summer (our first PWC). Only had it out a couple weekends before short Seattle summer was over. My wife bought a tube for next Summer and my question is, Do I use the tow hook below the seat or use a sliding harness hooked to the hooks on the Stern? Are they strong enough for towing?
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    Tow hook strong enough..?? Oh Ya!!!... Check my avatar
    (32 off at 36mph)
    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by jhill19 View Post
    That looks like fun, We'd get in trouble for sure around here pulling that many people with a pwc. I've been stopped before for not having a spotter
    My spotter is my wife taking the picture!!!!

    I did get stopped once without using a spotter and had my daughter get off the tube, acted a spotter, no big deal.

    You do have to be very SAFE and pay attention to everything around you, and work hard to keep slack out of the rope, so you don't jerk the tubes or the ski hard!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpt7779 View Post
    My spotter is my wife taking the picture!!!!

    I did get stopped once without using a spotter and had my daughter get off the tube, acted a spotter, no big deal.

    You do have to be very SAFE and pay attention to everything around you, and work hard to keep slack out of the rope, so you don't jerk the tubes or the ski hard!
    Curious If the 185 can pull both tubes loaded up good.

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    I pulled a tube and a wakeboarder at the same time, with the towhook under the seat on my rxp no problem.

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