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    sl780 tow hook?

    Has anyone ever added a tow hook to a 96 sl780? i would like to, just looking for suggestions.

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    She likes the bike. But the ski gets her wet!!!! xlint89's Avatar
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    They aren't reinforced properly for one, like a SLT is.

    Also most states require towing to be from a 3 seater. Driver, spotter, and room for the one being towed if something should go wrong.

    Check with your local laws about this.

    Some even may want you to have mirrors.

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    i was wondering about that also. What if i drilled a hole through the hull under the grab bar behind the seat. Then take a piece of like 1/8 or 1/4in aluminum on the back side and bolt a stainless steel eye to it?

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    Anything is possible.

    What do you plan on towing with it?

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    Tube or skier i guess. i was just thinking about putting a brace of some kind in the back of the ski and doing the same as above, stainless eye bolt etc. Maybe put two eyes to even the load or spread it out?

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    I'd advise against that. The hull material is only 1/4" thick back there.

    Pulling a person on a tube will multiply stresses.

    Hate to see you bust your ski, or even worse, someone get smacked in the face from a stainless eye bolt.

    The 3 seater is reinforced for this purpose.

    If you guys were just pulling a cooler or something, I'd say go for it. But, whipping someone through a turn will amplify the G force for such a thin skinned hull.

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    k thanks alot xlint, my ski is completely stock and in great condition and i dont wanna mess it up in any way.

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