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    Towing ball valve

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Antelco-3-4-Barb...QQcmdZViewItem

    Is this ok to use for the water connection that needs to be pinched off when you get towed.

    It says 45psi. I'm not sure what the water pressure is.


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    Re: Towing ball valve

    Quote Originally Posted by Kinchyle
    http://cgi.ebay.com/Antelco-3-4-Barb-Geen-Back-Poly-Ball-Valve-In-line_W0QQitemZ4385095677QQcategoryZ29522QQssPageNa meZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

    Is this ok to use for the water connection that needs to be pinched off when you get towed.

    It says 45psi. I'm not sure what the water pressure is.
    Those should work fine - nice find! I believe WaveEater had something like that on his old Yamaha. Hopefully you never have to use it.

    (See now if I really wanted to bash, there's a great PPG joke here but I'm not bashing them and am attempting to stick to the facts )

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    ... it says
    Quarter-turn valve for heavy duty use

    I think that means water still flows through.

    I'm starting to gear up the ski for bailer pump and towability.
    Red Devil has started a mass frenzy.

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    It's a ball type valve. Quarter turn means you rotate 1/4 of the way around to operate.

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    I would just use a brass one and wrap it in foam. That way you never have to worry about pressure.

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    The brass ones are REAL heavy. If I used one of those I would need to JB Weld it to the back part of the hull.

    Just realized. Pressure doesn't matter anyways. When the valve is closed the ski wont be running.

    I'm also going to use the tip someone post about wrapping your lanyard around the hose so you know not to start the ski without switching it back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by watermedic
    It's a ball type valve. Quarter turn means you rotate 1/4 of the way around to operate.
    Exactly.

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    I ordered one. I think they have 300 left if anyone is interested

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    What kind of restriction would that valve posee if any on the flow of the hose. In other words let's say for example the ID of the hose is 1" and you add that valve which has a flow id of .5" would that affect the ski? (all sizes are hypothetical). Better yet does anyone know the ID and OD of the hose that needs to be cutoff?

    Just wondering I need to set something up like this this year cause I need to tow my ski.

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    Been using these for years on every boat I've ever owned. Never a lick of trouble. I always get the "naysayers", but again, I've never had a single issue.
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