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Old 12 January 2008, 15:00   #11
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It will be trial and error I guess .

Just had a thought , use a bungee instead of a ski rope , could be fun
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Old 12 January 2008, 15:11   #12
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It will be trial and error I guess .

Just had a thought , use a bungee instead of a ski rope , could be fun
That certainly would be worth a try

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Old 08 February 2008, 18:44   #13
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Well it all depends on how much strength the person has but a two stroke just pushed to full throttle with tend to wrench the handle out of their hands. You need to apply the throttle so that the skis or board create some resistance and you can stabalise and balance yourself in the water then the power can be applied quickly and you will literally pop out the water. But every one has a preference and it much depends on the spotter and drivers skill to get some people up. I can be on the plane on a wakeboard when a rib is off the plane, obviously it is beneficial to have the rib on the plane but a person will plane slower than the rib.
This does surprise me. I've experimented with pulling tubes behind sibs for the last few years with a few different boats (one being a 340 acti-v and 15hp like yours) but had no idea I might be able to pull an adult out of the water on a wakeboard

Do you find there's a knack to this as far as controlling the boat is concearned?

I found that when towing a (12st odd) person in a tube, to get it on the plane with my sib I had to turn hard initially to slacken the rope and get the boat planing and then the tube would launch out of the water. Obviously this is using a proper tow rope for towables with some stretch to it (like a bungy) otherwise I would have left the transom behind

Once the tube's planing mind they have to hold on tight, if I want to throw them off it's no problem
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Old 11 February 2008, 08:21   #14
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We waterski and ringo behind a Zodiac Futura SIB (4.2m with a Yam 50hp 2 stroke) and if you move the throttle lever too quickly to WOT, then it is easy to pull the waterski handle out of an adults hand (so move it slower...).

I don't find the 50hp too much power however (the transom is rated for 50hp).
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