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Old 01 October 2016, 03:41   #1
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On my little 3.4 valiant With 15 hp which I am going to upgrade to 20 hp I would like to tow a toy or two for single adults, with one in the boat will I have enough power and what do others tow

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Old 01 October 2016, 04:24   #2
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Old 01 October 2016, 04:48   #3
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Hi Dennis,
With 20hp on your small rib you should be fine towing.
We've been towing toys, kneeboards and wakeboards with teenagers/adults on and two up in our 3.5 and 3.8m sibs powered by a 20hp 4 stroke Suzuki. Full power required to quickly get out of the hole up onto the plane but then easily cruise on 2/3 throttle at around 16/18 mph.
Surprisingly the toys take more grunt to get on the plane than the kneeboard or wakeboard. Currently have two toys we use.... A donut ringo and a steerable 2 person tube. Out of these two the donut needs more grunt. With the tube we can pull two lightweight adults on a good day.
These are our two....the steerable Airhead Slash is a real hoot.
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Old 01 October 2016, 05:43   #4
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Kneeboarding and even waterskiing for my two kids is fine behind our Aerotec with a 15.
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Based upon YouTube reviews and Chipkos comments I think the Slash is the way to go for us too, especially if it takes less grunt. What's the best price and place to buy?
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Fairly good price and great selection at Boatworld near Chesterfield. Assume quite local to you also.
https://www.boatworld.co.uk/towables...irhead-slash-2
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Hi Dennis,

Also from Ipswich here.

I doubt you will be able to tow more than one person with a 20HP.

Many years ago I had a Valiant 3.80 with a 25HP and that could manage 1 but not 2 people.

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I am hoping it may be possible if the Slash is more tow friendly than a regular ring but if not never mind. Will report back here in due course.
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Now that I have found out that my 15 hp cannot be upgraded I was wondering if this will pull the slash with just one person. I have a fletcher 17 foot bow rider with a 115 hp so if not it will be fine behind that


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Hi Dennis,

Also from Ipswich here.

I doubt you will be able to tow more than one person with a 20HP.

Many years ago I had a Valiant 3.80 with a 25HP and that could manage 1 but not 2 people.

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Hello Will do you generally boat on the Deben or the Orwell

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