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    Towing with a cover?

    Is it wise to Tow with a Cover on the Ski? My only worry about doing it is that the cover will fly off at 70 mph then heaven for bid, land on somone elses windshield. ?? Any Ideas?
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    I would not worry as much about wind blowing it off as I would be worried that the wind will get underneath it and make it give your ski a rash.

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    It will rub any small particals into your paint, causing the rash that kirkf350 mentioned....b.t.d.t.

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    I am pretty sure the vents on the sea doo ones are designed to keep the covers on at speed. I don't like to put mine on unless i've gotten a chance to dry off the jet skis first.

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    my ski has been from Florida to new york. it sees a lot of road time and has been all over with me and the cover has always been on it. there has never been any damage to the ski or the paint. the only thing i did was make a cover for the visor because i heard they get scratched very easy .



    by the way i use yamaha cover
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    not a good idea IMO...

    theres sand particles in ALL water. basicly you ride then stretch your cover on.. now the water evaporates and the sand particles are still there between your cover and you nice paint.
    thats right SANDPAPER now.. or should i say sand cloth..

    Now start to drive.. whats your cover doing??? look its moving around a bit right?? kinda in a back - forth - left - right direction..
    like what you would do if you where sanding off your gellcoat...
    keep in mind that the sand particles are still between the cover and your gelcoat at this point...

    plus if it does manage to rip off the ski at speed it will most likely take something off with it. like your mirror. maybe you gps.. or anything else it grabs when the parachute like cover suddenly catches air under it at 70 plus mph.

    Ive seen the damage of both these situations.. and highly recomend NOT towing with a cover..

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    Quote Originally Posted by rapidacceleration View Post
    not a good idea IMO...

    theres sand particles in ALL water. basicly you ride then stretch your cover on.. now the water evaporates and the sand particles are still there between your cover and you nice paint.
    thats right SANDPAPER now.. or should i say sand cloth..

    Now start to drive.. whats your cover doing??? look its moving around a bit right?? kinda in a back - forth - left - right direction..
    like what you would do if you where sanding off your gellcoat...
    keep in mind that the sand particles are still between the cover and your gelcoat at this point...

    plus if it does manage to rip off the ski at speed it will most likely take something off with it. like your mirror. maybe you gps.. or anything else it grabs when the parachute like cover suddenly catches air under it at 70 plus mph.

    Ive seen the damage of both these situations.. and highly recomend NOT towing with a cover..

    hmmm interesting i never put my cover on when i get out the water either because i make a B line strait for the car wash because i use my ski in multiple water sources and would hate to cross contaminate any of them.


    as car as them ripping and beeting the crap out of it well i keep a fairly good eye on the condition of them. this one is just about ready to replace the holes out back are showing signs of wear.

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    Tow mine with covers, had a rock fly up and hit one, made a scrape and took some paint with it, I always use covers with no problems.

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    I have towed my 06 RXT and 07 RXP with factory BRP covers at close to 100 MPH behind my Lariat and for thousands of miles. NO flying covers, NO paint damage. BUT I will not put a cover on until the boats have been washed and dried.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ERICG1 View Post
    I have towed my 06 RXT and 07 RXP with factory BRP covers at close to 100 MPH behind my Lariat and for thousands of miles. NO flying covers, NO paint damage. BUT I will not put a cover on until the boats have been washed and dried.
    Ditto. I will not install my cover unless my ski is totally cleaned. I feel its like putting back on a used bandage..

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