Pulling tubers

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Pulling tubers

Post by jbo_c » Sun Jul 13, 2014 6:53 pm

My kids want me to pull them on tubes. I have a nice rock solid transom(rebuilt per advice here).

How do I know a (whadayacallit) is sufficiently sized/graded to pull them safely? I haven't seen any yhat said they were specifically for pulling tubers or skiers?

I know to drill and fill for installation, but just don't know what to install.

Thanks,

Jbo



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Re: Pulling tubers

Post by Cracker Larry » Sun Jul 13, 2014 8:32 pm

When I read the title I thought it was time to dig taters :lol:

All you need is a couple of 3/8" diameter U-bolts, one on each side of the transom. Bateau has them here http://boatbuildercentral.com/proddetai ... _2008_133S
Then rig a bridle with about 20' of line between the eyes. Attach the tow rope to the bridle. Or just rig a bridle between stern cleats on each side. Best if tow line can slide freely on a bridle, and has a float on it to keep it out of the prop. Use polypropylene line because it floats. Tubes are low resistance and low speed, it doesn't take much. You can just tie a line to one stern cleat and tow a kid on a tube, but a bridle rig is better.
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Re: Pulling tubers

Post by jbo_c » Mon Jul 14, 2014 9:34 am

I almost made a potato joke when I posted, but didn't know if anybody would appreciate it. :)

Thanks for the advice CL. I'll have to look up how to do the bridle.

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Re: Pulling tubers

Post by Cracker Larry » Mon Jul 14, 2014 9:51 am

Completed GF12 X 2, GF16, OD18, FS18, GF5, GF18, CL6
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