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Old 04 July 2011, 03:47   #1
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tow waterskier with honwave

Hi all.

I have bought šn honwave 32 IE and
Will bringa it on my upcoming vaccation to croatia.

I have a plastic boat the same length. That i tow waterskier behind.
Ok children they are. but it works very well so the setup with the honwave would work.

But on the honwave the rings on the transom is inside the boat instead of outside
That I am used to.

I think this rings are supposed to be used to lift the boat up for big
Sailboats.

Can I use them and let the towrope go over the transome?
Or how should I do?
Turn them pointing out instead.

Br Oskar

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Old 04 July 2011, 04:02   #2
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Having seen a couple I think they assemble them like that but then it's a simple matter to unbolt and reverse them for use.

Can you tow (even kids) on skis with a 9.9 HP though??
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Old 04 July 2011, 04:12   #3
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Think your gunna need more power!!!

I have a 3.8 meter SIB and a 9.9 2 stroke and i tried to pull a ringo and it was painfully slow and that was with just one up in the boat.

Hope it works for you mate but i think your gunna need more power.

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Hi thanx for the quick reply.

I thougt so as well. Just to change them however I am a liitle affriad
That the screws are Sharp so they will tear up the floor when unfold.
Just to remeber to change back.

Yes I can tow kids after that engine
The plastic boat is an river 290 weight is about 75 kilo.
Tows them great. They weigh 55 and 40 kilo
Even I did manage to get up on a wakebord after that boat and engine.
Course it was a struggle and not a smoot ride.
I'm at 70 kilo

So I think the HW and 9.9 will do fine.
Not for me bit for the kids.

But I will most certainly give it a try in the future.
Perhaps invest in a 15 HP in future.

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Old 04 July 2011, 05:44   #5
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Just cap the bolts with a smooth plastic cap or similar or grind flush and dome the ends - do this *off* the boat!

You got up on a wakeboard behind a 75 kilo boat with an adult driving and a 9.9 HP engine!?!
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Yepp.

I actually did it took for ever to get up and I barely
Manage to get the board to ride on the water.

It was an adult driving the boat he was more lying forward then leaning forward.

I understand your doubts about this.

The ride it self was not a pleasant ride my arms where like spagetti.
After I had got up and the board was more under the surface then over it.
So I barely got up but I can't say I can go wakeboarding after this boat and engine.
but I got up..
However I think the honwave will pull the kids.
But it perhaps can a hull diffrence that makes it harder to get up.
But I will let them try.

I am not trying
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Old 04 July 2011, 08:30   #7
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think you will need a 25hp to tow i managed it with a bombard420 and 30hp motor wouldnt like to do it with a tiller either i had the cross bar steering as well
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Old 04 July 2011, 08:50   #8
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To much focus on the power to tow the kids..

I will report back how it went after we tried.
Right now the boat is packed in the caravan deflated.

I was mainly asking how to attach the tow rope to the transo when the "rings"
Pointer into the boat. But I will unscrew them and turn them "right"
Perhps a washer between will be even better.
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I would leave them like they are. As the screws are countersunk (they were in my t38) the contact area of the screw head will be very small if you reverse it. You could end up damaging the hole or the screw untightening easily. When we tow a ringo we use a bridle attached to the rings and have the ropes coming over the top of the transom.
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Old 08 July 2011, 10:31   #10
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AFAIK those rings would be intentionally facing forward for towing the boat say behind a launch? I'm sure you can come up with a quirky mod and let us know how you get on.

As for the horsies, I've got a 25hp (530cc) so will keep you guys posted on how i get on once the water warms up!
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