06-22-2007, 04:36 PM #1
Tow Ring Location / Pulling Skiers or Tubes
Is this the tow ring that you are supposed to use for pulling skiers/tubes? I don't think either one of my ski's has this. I only have the grab bar on both and one ski has a hole in the rear deck area. Can the grab bars or floor board hole be used for pulling skiers? Does a hole need to be cut for the type of tow ring below? What is involved in installing one of these and where can they be bought?
I hope you don't mind me using your pic. Thanks
Last edited by rickreeves1; 06-25-2007 at 09:32 AM.
06-22-2007, 05:04 PM #2
Its cool at least you got the pic with the Pizza!!! The tow rings only came on three seaters as they are the only ones legal to tow a tube/skier in most states.
06-23-2007, 05:20 AM #3
^^^ What he said. As you need a three seater to tow leagley in most states.
one seat for the operator
one seat for the observer
and one seat for the person being towed.
If you have three people out on the water then you need a watercraft rated for three people.
06-23-2007, 09:06 AM #4
ya I was wondering about this too, can I use the floor board hole? b/c Im adding mirrors and that should make it legal for me
06-23-2007, 03:35 PM #5
I couldn't find one of those nifty tow hooks, so I just bought a nice beefy U bolt in stainless from my local Ace Hardware, a stainless carribener, and installed a large piece of flat stock that I hammered into a curve to distribute the load on the inside of my 2000 SLX.
Pulled a massive tube just fine all last season. (although for the life of me, I can't figure out why people like to be tossed around like a rag doll while sucking 2 stroke exhaust...)
Oh, and don't forget to buy the "3 Person Capacity" sticker from Partsland, to keep Johnny Law happy!
06-23-2007, 03:47 PM #6
06-23-2007, 08:12 PM #7
06-23-2007, 09:19 PM #8
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- Mar 2007
- Marietta, GA
06-23-2007, 10:26 PM #9
Sure. Tie the line anywhere, the only important thing is the sticker! 'Course, I live in Gestapo-Land.
06-24-2007, 01:24 PM #10
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- Aug 2006
- Lomita, aka Slowmita
Person being towed only count towards the vessel's life jacket requirements, So you can tow as many people as long as they all have life jackets and you have a spotter at least 12 yrs old with a flag
It is Suggested that it be a 3 seater do to boat stability but a 2 seat ski is legal to tow with
Your liability comes under a grey area called recklessness and negligence in boating stability. If they feel you are towing too many people to be able to keep safe they will ticket you, if they feel you are towing dangerously around others they will ticket you, if they fell your ski is underpowered or otherwise has insufficient handling they will ticket you. If someone gets injured while towing and you have no way to transport them on your ski you will get ticketed
Another requirement found was when entering or leaving a harbor there must be space for a waterskier to sit until it reaches the ski area , as well as the driver and the spotter. But there is no such requirement for a pull-toy, since it can be classified as a vessel under tow.
Good luck in court
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