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    Towed Ski Without Clamp

    One of my RXT 215's wouldn't start back up today while out in Tampa Bay. I was towed 2 miles back to the boat ramp by my other RXT. Never gave it even a touch of throttle, just idle the whole way. I didn't have a clamp with me for the ski that wouldn't start. Should I be concerned? Is it safe to tow at idle or do I need to be in the garage all night pumping out the oil?

    Thanks in advance for any advice.


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    Pull all plugs and turn motor over while holding throttle wide open ( this puts ski in drowned mode) if you dont have a 10 foot water spout when turning it over you might be ok. once you figure out the issue with the ski and get it started run for a min then check dipstick to make sure it is not milky. how fast were were you towed back, speed does make a difference

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    You don't have an issue - I towed mine at speed and didn't have any issue.

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    Yes you are probally fine towing at idle is pretty safe speed. I remember reading not to tow past 25 mph unless you clamp it off

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    Quote Originally Posted by Treemn View Post
    Yes you are probally fine towing at idle is pretty safe speed. I remember reading not to tow past 25 mph unless you clamp it off
    +1 The manual says 25 I believe.

    If you were towed behind a boat doing 20 or more, you're screwed! Ive been screwed like that before....not fun! New long block. After that incident, id be too scared to tow more than 10mph if that.

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