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Do you tow tubes from your tower or lower tow hook?

Do you tow tubes from your tower or lower tow point?

  • 1-Yes - I tow all tubes from the tower regardless of size

    Votes: 42 30.9%
  • 2-Yes - I tow tubes from the tower - but only smaller ones

    Votes: 15 11.0%
  • 3-No - I don't tow tubes from the tower- I use the lower tow point for tubes.

    Votes: 79 58.1%

  • Total voters
    136

gwrace1

Jet Boat Lover
Messages
170
Reaction score
110
Points
72
Location
Round Rock, TX
Boat Make
Yamaha
Year
2020
Boat Model
Limited S
Boat Length
19
Things change over time and a warning from the owners manual isn't really an opinion.
 

Sfriesen

Member
Messages
27
Reaction score
75
Points
22
Boat Make
Yamaha
Year
2004
Boat Model
AR
Boat Length
23
Anyone else have any issues with spider cracks around the transom hook that tows tubes from there? I've got several on my 2014 212x. They developed a year plus ago. Haven't wanted to tow tubes from there since the cracking.
Can you get behind it to add bracing?
 

drewkaree

Jetboaters Lieutenant
Messages
663
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1,025
Points
157
Location
Fremont & West Allis, WI
Boat Make
Yamaha
Year
2019
Boat Model
AR
Boat Length
21
So, back to this whole "flip your boat" thing...what are some of the methods to be able to do this? Sounds like one more cool feature I didn't know about. 🤪
 

biffdotorg

Jetboaters Captain
Messages
1,317
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1,139
Points
217
Location
Pelican Rapids, MN
Boat Make
Yamaha
Year
2011
Boat Model
Limited S
Boat Length
24
Things change over time and a warning from the owners manual isn't really an opinion.

I'm talking every user has an opinion. The Yamaha warning is just that, something to cover them if someone does something stupid from the tower. And whenever they use photos in their marketing materials showing a wakeboader pulling a trick, and yes an AR pulling a tube, there are CYA statements around those as well. (Something to the effect of controlled environment, or professionals photographed, etc etc)

The biggest reason folks worried, was the spider cracking around the tower bases, but yet now in the post above, we get the first person claiming spider cracking around their tow hook. If it cracks there as well, then there truly is no place to tow a tube. Until I see a spider crack, I will still continue to do what I am comfortable with as I have for so many years with two different tower boats. The safety of seeing that line at all times, and the ability to control that tube outweighs any cosmetics that I have yet to experience.

Also note, that I am not part of the "oops I sucked up my rope" club either for a reason.
 
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