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    Pulling a tube/wakeboard Gp1200r

    Anyone use there Gp1200r to pull a tube or a wakeboard? What do you use to attatch the ropes to the back of the ski. I have used rope with loop holes in both ends that I can clip onto but I am looking for a better way to attach the ropes.


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    it can be done but ive seen some nasty cracks appear around the tie down holes you refer too..
    i have seen fitted on some local grp's tow points like on the xlt,you may be better off doing a little work fitting these with a good strong backing plate to save the stress on the ski..
    imo i would not tow with the eye's you are talking about but thats just me
    hope this helps paul

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    You should pm John Abbott about this, he had a xlt style mount on the Crayon ski...

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    Gonna have to get some mirrors too. I think I am going to get some street bike ones and fab them on somehow. PM'ing now.

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    Yep we use Aluminium Tie Down bushings on the back of a stock 2000 GP1200R and two 16mm Nylon Rock Climbing Slings looped through. Clip both ends of each sling onto a standard w'board/ski bridle pulley rope. I'll take photo next time we're out. Slings are 4 bucks from www.ems.com and a cheap bridle from Wal-mart 20-30 bucks?
    Not towing every time, but watch out for stress cracks if you're hitting it hard. Otherwise you've got more work to reinforce the fibreglass and fit a stainless steel towing loop in the top hull just below the seat. Good luck. ex-texas brit.

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    I would think that a two seat PWC wouldn't technically qualify as a tow rig as you need room for a driver, spotter, as well as whomever you are towing (should they become injured).

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    u need 22Foot chase boat

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    The Crayola has a XLT mount on the back, it's good for pulling and as a tie-down. I'd put a larger backing plate behind it just for safties sake, it would look real ugly if you ripped the back of your ski off.

    If you are just getting mirrors to make it legal for towing, don't screw up your GPR by putting them on it permanently. The mirrors are worthless anyway, the ones on my XLL won't even adjust to look straight back, and are too small to do any good. Go to Overtons and get some a mirror to satisfy the law while you are towing, and take them off the rest of the time.


    http://overtons.com/modperl/product/...w&i=22198&aID=

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    Anyone able to post the XLT style tow hook ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mdhmi View Post
    I would think that a two seat PWC wouldn't technically qualify as a tow rig as you need room for a driver, spotter, as well as whomever you are towing (should they become injured).
    GUYS, he is correct. You will have to have a 3 seater to pull a tube. And you wont be able to have more than 1 person on the tube.

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