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Old 04-12-2013, 11:48 PM
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Attaching a tow line

Okay, I need to ask a dumb question.

I've only towed with I/O's, all of which had a "ring" on the back which was fairly self explanatory when it came to attaching the tow line. Now, my X-10 has a pylon and a tower, both of which are different than what I'm used to.

Here is my dumb question. How do you attach the tow line to the pylon or tower? Do you just loop it over or is there more to it?

I've searched the archives but not been able to find an answer yet.

With any luck, our snow is done in Wisconsin and we'll be able to hit the lakes in 1-2 months!
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Old 04-12-2013, 11:52 PM
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Just take the loop end of the rope and pull the line through the loop a few inches and put the newly formed "slip loop" over the pylon/tower and then pull the line tight, thus tightening the slip loop over the pylon/tower.
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Old 04-13-2013, 12:29 AM
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With any luck, our snow is done in Wisconsin and we'll be able to hit the lakes in 1-2 months!
We are loosing a lot of our season this year in Wisconsin.
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Old 04-13-2013, 12:40 AM
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If you haven't yet, also check up on where to tow from for each activity. For instance, tubing from the tower is generally considered to be a bad idea. I will tow anything but towables and aggressively pulling skiers from my extended pylon . I find the the upward pull makes teaching new skiers easier. Others have told me never tow a skier from it, but if they're following the boat in a relatively straight line I use it. As I said, I believe it makes teaching easier and in my smaller boat it just opens up the back seat for use.
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Old 04-28-2013, 07:54 PM
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Good thoughts. Hopefully, we will be able to meet up soon on Mendota. The X-10 came out of storage this weekend . . .
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