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Old 08 May 2016, 17:46   #1
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SIB towing a ring -advice

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Just picked up a Tohatsu 9.8 2stroke to go with my Zodiac 310 FRC Acti-V. Already have a ring and the rope set up. Just wanted to seek advice how best to set up the transom?

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Old 08 May 2016, 17:54   #2
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Two SS rings bolted through the transom (M8 or larger) with spreader washers to inside. Use bridle arrangement for tow rope.

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Old 09 May 2016, 04:23   #3
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SIB towing a ring -advice

I used U bolts on mine, work a treat with spreader plate (supplied) and Sikaflex. Also from FleaBay. Single bolts as described above possibly better from an aesthetic perspective and less drilling!

Test run was yesterday, kids loved it and a bit of a learning experience for me, the SIB doesn't grip anything like a rigid boat, I knew it wouldn't, but wasn't quite prepared for quite how slippy it was especially since it had performed very well when tight cornering etc.

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Also, tubes are very draggy, a knee board might be better with a smaller engine? Not that the kids care, they'd happily be dragged around at 2 mph so long as mum and dad ain't around to pester them!
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Thanks for the advice, greatly appreciated.

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Forgot to say Kurt - instead of using the supplied nuts, you can use the female eye 'nuts' as below - gives a couple of handy points to clip or moor to on the inside transom too.

A4 Marine Grade Stainless Steel Lifting Eye Nuts M6 M8 M10 M12 Female Eye Bolts | eBay

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Tube on a 9.8 wow I thought 25hp was low for pulling a tube enjoy
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