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Old 11-01-2005, 11:27 AM
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Do you guys ever pull tubers?

If ya do, do you use the rear tow eye, or the pylon, and does it change the way the boat steers terribly to have it on the tow eye?

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Old 11-01-2005, 11:34 AM
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Yes, anytime the little ones ask me to. I am not proud!
We tow the little ones slow from the tower and pull big kids from the tow eye in the stern. Steers fine (for tubing)
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Old 11-01-2005, 11:44 AM
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All of the above. We even use the extended pylon if it's just the kids and we're not trying to get anyone airborne. The rear tow eye is strong and have pulled two adults at once on occasion. If we have lots of company in the boat, and people sitting in the rear seat, rear tow eye is only option...haven't noticed any difference in handling between that and pylon.
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Old 11-01-2005, 11:46 AM
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If ya do, do you use the rear tow eye, or the pylon, and does it change the way the boat steers terribly to have it on the tow eye?

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I love to pull tubers...any excuse to get the boat out and used. We use the rear eye - gets more leverage to get the tube swinging faster than the pylon. If we're looking for a tame ride, we use the pylon.
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Old 11-01-2005, 12:21 PM
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We don't do the tube thing.
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Old 11-01-2005, 12:24 PM
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Old 11-01-2005, 12:27 PM
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Yup, I'll pull a tube...but only when the water is too choppy to ski, and there are NO other skiers around.

I don't have an eye at the center in the back, so I either pull from one of the two rear eyes if there are more than 3 people in the boat, or from the pylon if there are only 2-3 in the boat...
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Old 11-01-2005, 12:30 PM
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Geez! Joy stealer.

Well, if that was directed at my post, I suppose I should elaborate. Not one person has ever requested it. We had one with our I/O, but all the people we took out wanted to do other things behind the boat. Since then, it has been misplaced. All the little ones in the family want to do is zip sled. After 2 outings on the zip sled, the 7 year old wanted to ride the trainer skis.

Where we ski, it is really too narrow for tubes anyway unless you go slow and straight (never met a tuber who wanted to do that). There is still a cross atop the channel marker where an innertuber collided with it and was killed. She was 17. I prefer water toys with control surfaces personally.

Just my opinion. If you guys are having fun tubing, more power to ya!
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Old 11-01-2005, 12:32 PM
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Don't own a tube.
My biggest gripe about pulling a tube is that once you get the kid on the tube they are less likely to try skiing or boarding. Just my personal observation.
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Old 11-01-2005, 12:33 PM
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Don't own a tube.
My biggest gripe about pulling a tube is that once you get the kid on the tube they are less likely to try skiing or boarding. Just my personal observation.
Noticed that, too. I prefer the zip sled. Wish they still made them.
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