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    CRAZY IDEA IN PROGRESS - in water pwc trailer...

    Ok, so ive checked with my local lakes and squared away the legalities... and am starting to put my plan into action...

    We have stripped out an old GTX-Limited, removed the seat and made a lid, removed the handlebars, filled all the holes.. and made a trailer to take camping gear up river to a remote camp site....

    here is my issue... I recall towing a pwc when the gas ran out... and it was impossible to keep it straight at speed....what would stop me from making a v shaped hitch that attaches to the back of my Yamaha, and then to the front of the trailer. keeping the nose nice and centered... what material would I need to use???

    I was thinking about a fat tube rope with clips on the end, wrapped in a PVC tube on both sides... any reason something like this wouldn't work??? ive seen the tow bars for houseboats and what not... but im not paying a grand... ill make something myself...


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    Quote Originally Posted by El_Conquistador_Trav View Post
    ... I recall towing a pwc when the gas ran out... and it was impossible to keep it straight at speed....

    what would stop me from making a v shaped hitch that attaches to the back of my Yamaha, and then to the front of the trailer. keeping the nose nice and centered...
    Think about how the rig will handle waves and sudden drops of the lead hull.

    Either use a long tow rope so the towable is in a stable zone of the wake or bring it up very close so the jet wash goes under the towed hull.

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    Quote Originally Posted by K447 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by El_Conquistador_Trav View Post
    ... I recall towing a pwc when the gas ran out... and it was impossible to keep it straight at speed....

    what would stop me from making a v shaped hitch that attaches to the back of my Yamaha, and then to the front of the trailer. keeping the nose nice and centered...
    Think about how the rig will handle waves and sudden drops of the lead hull.

    Either use a long tow rope so the towable is in a stable zone of the wake or bring it up very close so the jet wash goes under the towed hull.

    id rather have it closer to the back of my jet ski, if not attached somehow... I feel that this will keep it from swaying back and forth un controllably... attached with some type of solid support.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beerdart View Post
    what? I already have a trailer.. and its better than that piece of junk...

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    How 'bout this one:





    http://www.cargowave.net/

    Kind of up there at $1599 + tax + freight from Minnesota. But maybe their design will give you an idea or two.

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    yeah that's what mine looks like... but seriously I have more storage just using a free shell of a ski.... I just need to figure out how to attach it...
    I paid 800 for 2 gsx-L skiis... made one work, and using the hull out of the other... so basicly a free / no fucks given / backyard fabrication kinda thing....

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    the current config will hold a 12 person tent, a 8x10 shade, food box, 10 gals of gas, 5 gals of fresh water, an airbed, bedding, shoval, folding chairs, water ski, ropes, tool box, spare parts, and lanterns... still room for a small cooler.....

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    see how it attaches.. with a v shaped device... why cant I make this with rope and pvc???? seem logical...

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    I remember seeing somebody "converting" their hydro trailer to that type of hook up. Most people will not drill into their PWC as the hydro trailer requires. Try doing a search.

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