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Install ski tow bar

Discussion in 'Do-It-Yourself Projects' started by joeplant20, Jun 10, 2016.

  1. joeplant20

    joeplant20 New Member

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    Does anyone know of an installation detail drawing for a "red" ski tow bar?
     
  2. kaydano

    kaydano Well-Known Member

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    Red?  Is this a trick question?
     
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    Michiman Well-Known Member

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    Actually, I don't believe you can use the tow "bar" for skiing (at least that's what my dealer to us) as it was only designed for tubing. If you want to ski, you need the pylon, again according to my dealer.


    Sorry, but can't answer your initial question.
     
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    Dub9 Well-Known Member

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    Does that mean if I have the ski pylon I can't tow a tube?
     
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    Michiman Well-Known Member

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    I made it clear that we needed to be able to do both (ski/wakeboard & tube) and I was told the pylon was the only way to do that. So, yes, it is my understanding that you can tow a tube using the pylon.
     
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    Dub9 Well-Known Member

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    It just seems crazy, that the "bar" can pull a tube, but not a skier.  I tube can plow so much water, that a skier would be nothing.


    The tower on my old boat has restrictions on tubes and parasails, but nothing about skiers.
     
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    Spoiledrotten Well-Known Member

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    So, you pay $700 for a tow bar and you can't use it for skiing, but you can buy a $200 Pylon and pull anything. No brainer, there.
     
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    I have never heard the bar cannot be used to tow a skier. Isn't that why it's called a "ski tow"?
     
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    Michiman Well-Known Member

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    Yup, you are absolutely correct that Bennington calls it a "ski tow bar" so I would assume you can do that and any other water sports with it. So, please excuse my previous comments stating the contrary. I must have misunderstood what my sales person was telling me! 


    BTW, it looks like the tow bar is not an option on my build so the $881 pylon was it. 
     
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    Spoiledrotten Well-Known Member

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    $881, when you can buy them for $200 at iBoats? They most likely charge an arm and a leg to install, which doesn't surprise me at all. 


    My dad needed a remote for his Toyota SUV. We called the dealership, and they were going to charge $109 for the ONE remote and another $100 to program it.


    I ordered a pack of two from Amazon, programmed them myself, and the total cost to my dad was $31.00 for the TWO of them. I don't see how some of these people go to sleep at night!
     
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    lakeliving Well-Known Member

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    We've skied behind our boat with the tow bar, tubed, knee boarded etc. No issues.
     
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    keithkz Well-Known Member

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    I have the vertical ski bar on mine and not only have I not had any issues with my wife pulling me on 1 ski behind it, we just bought a huge triple seater tube and have had zero issues pulling that as well.
     

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