Originally Posted by smh342
Thanks for the idea of the turbo swing. I like the looks of it but I have a little swim platform next to the engine that I'm afraid the turboswing will interfere with. I'll have to take a photo to see if you think it'll get in the way. I really like the swim platform and ladder on the boat. It makes re-boarding so much more civilized...
It is tight, but it can be managed if the boarding skier is not too big. If so, then no way will he/she fit on your YL530DL. I am not a big fan of that folding Zodiac transom ladder. If I had my druthers, I'd bag that ladder from the transom and use and over-the-tube boarding ladder (either St. Croix, The SS telescoping one from Defender or the new Armstrong RIB ladder).
The points above from Smitty about the towing benefit of the Turboswing are spot on. Very different handling / steering with a truboswing over a ski pylon. Two different worlds completely. His other points about pylon installs leaving holes, etc.....also spot on.
That Armstrong ladder is available at Defender for $549.00. Nope, not inexpensive, but it is the best removable RIB boarding ladder one can buy (in my humble opinion).