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    Towing ski behind boat... What needs to be done?

    I have a Xlt1200 2004.. and I want to tow it behind my boat occasionally...I know I have to install a valve to shut off flow, but where do I put it? Can I get up on plane with the boat and go 25mph when towing the ski?


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    even with the shut off valve, it is not recommended. I wouldn't tow it at ALL, even with the shut off valve. Is it really worth ruining your motor?

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    Quote Originally Posted by slothman View Post
    even with the shut off valve, it is not recommended. I wouldn't tow it at ALL, even with the shut off valve. Is it really worth ruining your motor?
    not doubting you, but why? If he were to get it up on plane, as long as the input from the strainer is stopped, then theoretically the exhaust outlet should be out of the water and on plane, so how would he ingest water?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShakaSurf View Post
    I have a Xlt1200 2004.. and I want to tow it behind my boat occasionally...I know I have to install a valve to shut off flow, but where do I put it? Can I get up on plane with the boat and go 25mph when towing the ski?
    with valve done right you can tow 100+ miles at 60+ mph..I did this to pickup and deliver boats on the water using my polaris as a taxi for years
    just with long lows at above 30 run a second tow rope 1 foot longer so there is a backup line in case the first 1 breaks,and zip tie some pool float noodles on the rope behind the boat (will help when stopping,docking,ect) Enjoy

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