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97Sammy
06-08-2011, 11:19 PM
I'm considering buying a parasail rig or build one. This is one sport you don't really here much about. I have some info. But am checking to see if anyone rigged a Craft for commercail use.

Huskie05
06-09-2011, 01:06 AM
I'm considering buying a parasail rig or build one. This is one sport you don't really here much about. I have some info. But am checking to see if anyone rigged a Craft for commercail use.

Good Luck! Everyone I have ever heard trying this (including friends) ended bad. nothing like and accident behind the boat at 400 feet above boat. I know some lakes outlaw it.

97Sammy
06-09-2011, 08:14 AM
I'm sure like anything. Without the proper training and a few barley pops there's always someone that can screw up a good day. Plenty of operations giving thousands of rides a year without a injury. Typically a 2 week training course to even think about getting started. I'm sure your freinds took that before setting sail? Now days most can't even setup a jump house for a birthday party properly without it flying away. LOL
The take off and landing use to be tough to deal with. Now with the reel systems. You take off and land right on the back of the boat.

bturner2
06-09-2011, 08:56 AM
There's been a few posts on this mostly stating that it's a bad idea. Although based on that law suit post it maybe a way to retire early if you get the right lawyer.

blakehardesty
06-09-2011, 09:02 AM
A good friend of mine has one he is looking to get rid of. I will call him and get details. It has 400 ft of rope and hasnt been used much. I think he wants $800 or $1000 for it. Ive been up in it and its a hoot. Last words before I went up, "Ill land you safetly in waist deep water." Last thing i said before coming down fast on the beach, "SSSSHHHHH!!!!!!!TTTTTT." The towboat was a 1991 Prostar 190. Im not sure it was the best thing to tow something 400 ft in the air with.

MIskier
06-09-2011, 09:46 AM
There is a person on my lake that has a rig with reel and platform set up on an '88 American skier and it seems to work well. Ive never taken a close look at the set up though.

aaron.
06-09-2011, 10:26 AM
There is a 'search' link on the top, brojami. Nearly any topic you can imagine has already been covered in these parts. =)

http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=39512&highlight=parasail

http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=29656&highlight=parasail

http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=24525&highlight=parasail

blakehardesty
06-09-2011, 10:52 AM
The brand my buddy has is a Cloud Hopper and it is big enough to hold 400#