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    Old hull for open water mini-barge

    We picked up an old Kawi 2 seater to remove the engine and refurbish into an open water trailer. We'll tow with 100ft of line and add a shot of stretch / shock absorbing into the trailer setup.

    Love to hear thoughts from you experienced folks on this. Goal is to carry more fuel and camping gear for longer trips.

    Thanks!


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    Quote Originally Posted by alaskamusicman View Post
    We picked up an old Kawi 2 seater to remove the engine and refurbish into an open water trailer. ...
    Love to hear thoughts from you experienced folks on this. Goal is to carry more fuel and camping gear for longer trips...
    What do you mean by 'open'?

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    open water/ocean vs lake riding. I shoulda clarified that thanks. It should like much like the original jet ski just with no engine & guts to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alaskamusicman View Post
    open water/ocean vs lake riding. I shoulda clarified that thanks. It should like much like the original jet ski just with no engine & guts to it.
    The distance behind the tow has a big effect on the stability of the towed unit.

    Some guys like a long rope to get the tow well behind the jet wash. Others prefer a short rope or even a semi-rigid tow bridle to closely control the towable.

    Rough water makes the whole issue more 'interesting' as the ride dynamics are affected by the hulls bounding out of the water over big waves.

    What kinds of speeds and distances are you expecting?

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    'Interesting' is exactly what we've heard and why we don't want to use a bridle of any kind. This weekend we used the 300x to tow the RXTX between 50-60 but waters were flat calm to 2' with 100' line well behind the jetwash. It was about 15mi so that was also minimal. The islands and coves we're salivating over are 30-80 miles away. We'd set up base camp then play from there.

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