Thread: Towing RXP with boat
04-24-2007, 11:45 PM #1
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- KC, MO
Towing RXP with boat
I would like to tow my RXP with my dads sea ray this summer. We cove out a lot and I would like to ride once we get to a destination. The boat is big enough to break up a lot of waves and we only cruise at about 18 mph. Can anything happen to my ski from towing it? Is there anything you have to do to it before towing it in the water? Any info is appreciated. Thanks, Nick
04-24-2007, 11:56 PM #2
you have to clamp the water inlet hose from the pump or you will fill up the motor, then ski with water
04-25-2007, 12:01 AM #3
it has a red tape on it ......hope this helps
05-15-2007, 12:00 PM #4
I'm going to be in the same situation next month, just that it would be towed for about 2 hours behind a slow as hell houseboat in calm water- do I still need to worry about anything?
Thanks for the help
05-15-2007, 12:05 PM #5
i have my dad tow mine and i didnt block off any lines and i was just fine
05-15-2007, 12:26 PM #6
the manual says something about this I dont remember for sure but I think if your under 10 miles an hour your ok without the clamp
05-15-2007, 01:36 PM #7
The manual doesnt say your ok without the clamp. It says if you dont have a clamp you need to stay WELL BELOW the maximum 15mph speed. With the clamp, no more than 15mph. If you dont, your risking damage.
Page 86 in manual.
05-15-2007, 04:03 PM #8
can I just pick on of these "clamps" up at Home depot on my way home from work? or is it specific to Sea Doo?
05-15-2007, 04:29 PM #9
Just any old vise grip will work or a small wood clamp. You can also install a ball valve, in line, and switch it off/on depending if your towing or not.
Before I knew better, I had a buddy pull me behind his ski on my RXP. He pulled me at about 35 mph with nothing clamped off and I had zero problems. He probably pulled me about 10 miles or so..........
05-15-2007, 06:36 PM #10
I think I seen in this forum somewhere that you can even use a tie wrap. Just put it on now, not tight of course, then when you need to tow, just tighten it. They you dont need to buy anything and carry extra weight.
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