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    tow hook

    My slh doesnt have a tow hook on it, has anyone put one on. Interested in pulling a tubber, but not if its a hassel to instal. What about tieng to the handle that is on the back of the ski?


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    Don't use the plastic seat handle for towing, unless you want to buy another one.

    What model year SLH?

    There might be a Polaris tow hook that would fit, perhaps from a different model or year.

    Some owners have installed a regular Stainless Steel eye bolt. Be sure to put some large washers or other reinforcement where you mount the hook, to avoid damaging the hull material from the stress.

    BTW, in some jurisdictions, you must use a three seat PWC for legal towing. Driver, spotter, plus room for the person being towed.

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    Im in Louisiana and you dont have to have a third person or a three seater.

    So you think a simple I bolt with a large diameter washer on the inside will work?

    its a 2001 slh btw

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    Quote Originally Posted by pres319 View Post
    ...So you think a simple eye bolt with a large diameter washer on the inside will work?...
    Washers on both sides, perhaps with a rubber washer underneath to more evenly spread the load.

    Use all SS hardware, if possible.

    This is what JetskiMN did for his;
    http://www.greenhulk.net/forums/atta...0&d=1212596584

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    I have a stock SLT one with the washers,etc. $15.00 shipped lower 48 states.

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    I went to home depot and bought a s.s. eye bolt, s.s. extra thick washer, a rubber washer all to fit the eye bolt. I then bought a thick alum. plate to put on the back and tightened the bolt with a s.s. lock nut. I also placed sealant on the alum. plate to seal it to the inside of the deck. It's a little over kill but I wanted to make sure it wouldn't pull thru the deck. It's great for pulling tubers but I wouldn't use it to pull skiers. Not because it's not strong enough but only cause the ski is so small and lite that a skiier just pulls you around or more like sideways if they go to far out. If they stayed right behind the watercraft then it might be alright to ski behind.

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