Thread: Waterskiing with 06 RXT
02-16-2009, 12:48 PM #1
Waterskiing with 06 RXT
Is it a bad idea? I don't want to wear out the engine prematurely and I'm curious if this will cause unnecessary strain on the engine. Obviously you need to have a spotter, driver and a skier, which is already a full load, but then to add to it, having someone being pulled on the water just creates more resistance. I used to waterski and tube all the time when I was younger. The boat was sold so I have not able to ski for a few years. Now I'm 24 and I am longing to get back into waterskiing. I purchased my 2nd ski a year ago, the 06 rxt, and would love to utilize it for more than joy riding, but I don't want to do this at the cost of more than normal wear and tear. Any experiences/info would be greatly appreciated!! If you have done this, I'd like to know how it performs for pulling a 180lb person out of the water on skis and in a tube and any other details big or small. Thanks.
02-16-2009, 01:11 PM #2
i do it on my o8 wake 215 and your really shouldnt have a problem. i mean do you slalom ski or 2 skis every one i go with slaloms
i mean the trick is you have to step up quicker on the ski
02-16-2009, 01:30 PM #3
02-16-2009, 01:37 PM #4
You're only problem might be dislocated shoulders when you say "HIT IT!" And get rid of that other ski. Only pussies use 2 ski's. JK of course.
02-16-2009, 01:43 PM #5
No problem @ all. Most of the 215+hp skis will pull harder than allot of non-competition ski boats.
You still ski with two skis ? No dropping BS when you start to slalom.
02-16-2009, 01:54 PM #6
02-16-2009, 02:44 PM #7
you deff shouldnt have a problem at all on 2 skis. when u start starting out of the water with 1 ski it gets alil more tricky.
02-16-2009, 03:25 PM #8
02-16-2009, 03:32 PM #9
I wakeboard behing my 155hp 4-tec sportster every weekend and have never had a problem.
02-16-2009, 04:25 PM #10
THis past summer i yanked arround a huge tube with 3 big teenageers with no problem on my T-X.
Yes i know that it was illegal as was only one time with other boats near by.
Another note, i bet there is a special prop or nozzle that works best for pulling with PWC, but i have no idea what it would be. For instance maybe a bigger nozzle works better with a prop that is less degree on leading edge.
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