Originally Posted by neilda
I guess the rope floats which keeps it away from the prop?
Any dangers in terms of keeping clear of other boats in the water? Top speed 20 knots for towing someone?
I haven't used my boat in soooooo long...
Yep.. The rope is a special floaty rope that stays on top of the water. We've got a Y shaped bridle rope, that clips on the built in loops either side of the engine, then we attach the towing line to that. We keep the engine trimmed right down, so far enough below the water to not be a risk.
You always have to keep an eye out for other boats of course... they are the danger rather than yourself!
We have done our pracitising in Osbourne Bay (between Osbourne and Wootton to be precise) which is a designated waterski (and wakeboard, and towbable) area... so in THEORY everyone should be wary of this. Saying that, you still get the odd idiot like the yachtsman who tried moaning at us the other day... duh!
It really is a great feeling once you get yourself up out of the water.. it's like er.. floating on water
Highly recommend it!
How come you haven't been out on the boat lately Neil?