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Old 07-22-2014, 02:24 PM
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First time Skier

Here's my son at Coble ski school today. Dang nice boat to learn behind!!






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Old 07-23-2014, 03:22 AM
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Old 07-23-2014, 06:42 AM
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Great start. Lucky kid.
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Old 07-23-2014, 07:04 AM
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My first ski was behind Dad's 14 ft aluminum boat with a 1957 35 hp Johnson outboard...

Awesome pic! Congratulations to your son!
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Old 07-23-2014, 05:50 PM
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Oh man, the 14 ft aluminum boat. I was lucky enough to learn behind a bass boat with a 115 Johnson. But on the Bayou we skied on one day a father and son came by with a 14 ft aluminum boat with a 20hp Evinrude. The kid looked about 14 and was riding a slalom behind that thing. Dad had it wide open and the ski was still barely staying above water, but he was hanging in there. His dad had the biggest grin on his face and we just went nuts.
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Old 07-23-2014, 06:20 PM
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Nice! I learned to ski behind an old Malibu Skier.
My son (10) will be learning in a few weeks when the 85' MC skier arrives!
Can't wait.


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Old 07-23-2014, 07:59 PM
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Oh man, the 14 ft aluminum boat. I was lucky enough to learn behind a bass boat with a 115 Johnson. But on the Bayou we skied on one day a father and son came by with a 14 ft aluminum boat with a 20hp Evinrude. The kid looked about 14 and was riding a slalom behind that thing. Dad had it wide open and the ski was still barely staying above water, but he was hanging in there. His dad had the biggest grin on his face and we just went nuts.
Taught the kids to ski behind a 12' aluminum with 35hp. Learned this trick from a friend- no huge wake or motor to intimidate them and can run very slowly on plane to match needed speed. I held the rope and dropped it so they didn't forget to let go let,go and get dragged underwater.
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Old 07-24-2014, 10:47 AM
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Taught the kids to ski behind a 12' aluminum with 35hp. Learned this trick from a friend- no huge wake or motor to intimidate them and can run very slowly on plane to match needed speed. I held the rope and dropped it so they didn't forget to let go let,go and get dragged underwater.
That does make a lot of sense. The other benefits I could see would be it's highly maneuverable and your close to the water. The first day my daughter tried to ski she had a tough time, kept doing splits. After 6 or 7 tries we quit for the day. Later we were talking about it and she had her elbows between her knees instead of outside her knees. The next time she got right up no problem. If I'd been closer, might have seen that.
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Old 07-24-2014, 11:13 AM
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I've got to get a picture of what I learned behind...a 70s tri-hull with a Mercury Tallboy 90hp, MDF-reinforced transom and a lawn chair as a drivers seat!
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Old 07-26-2014, 01:15 PM
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My little brother learned at three. Older brother and I would run through shallow water while he skied behind.
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