Thread: tying up to a pontoon boat
05-28-2013, 07:33 AM #1
tying up to a pontoon boat
I was wondering if there's a better way to tie up to a pontoon boat without damaging the finishing on the jet skis? I just took mine out yesterday for the first time in already got 3 nicks
05-28-2013, 09:19 AM #2
- Join Date
- May 2008
- Elephant Butte New Mexico
more bumpers with careful placement needed obviously
05-28-2013, 09:20 AM #3
Give it a lil slack when you tie it off so its not up against the boat but maybe a few feet away floatin safe n sound.
05-28-2013, 10:29 AM #4
I use some 6 inch bumpers that I have tied as one rope and the bumpers lay in the water. ----(___)---(___)---(___)--- I secure the rope to the bow and the stern cletes on the boat and I have a set of jet ski bumpers the ones that hook under the rub rail and go in the hood and to the tow hook for secondary protection.
05-28-2013, 05:49 PM #5
05-28-2013, 06:19 PM #6
When all that fails do what I do a carry you one of those anchors that flip out with a 25' lead on it so you can position it away from the pontoon. I use a floater with a hook latch attached so I can't loose it. You can find these that come in a foam layered bag so the they don't beat around in your storage bucket. Works great, you just have to swim a little bit but it saves your gelcoat. Oh, and most important be sure to steer clear of the rope or your pump will eat it and the anchor faster than you can say SHIT!!!! I know this due to my Ole' Lady's lack of attention when idling around. Tow it to the dock, half load on trailer, pull up on dry land, and cut rope for half an hour!!
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