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Old 18 February 2012, 14:31   #1
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Towing a Ringo...will transon take it?

Ive a Quicksilver 340 Airdeck and am using the top rated HP Outboard... plenty of power in the engine to get on the plane with a full boat...

I bought a ringo for hols with the kids, thinking I should be OK pulling one at a time.... was going to use eyebolts through the two transom pre-drilled holes

I've two questions...

1. Could the extra force of pulling the ringo snap the transom or something?
2. I'm thinking that I'd automatically need a flatter trim setting due to the weight at the back 'digging in'?

All/any advice welcome as always...
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Old 18 February 2012, 17:03   #2
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Ive a Quicksilver 340 Airdeck and am using the top rated HP Outboard... plenty of power in the engine to get on the plane with a full boat...

I bought a ringo for hols with the kids, thinking I should be OK pulling one at a time.... was going to use eyebolts through the two transom pre-drilled holes

I've two questions...

1. Could the extra force of pulling the ringo snap the transom or something?
2. I'm thinking that I'd automatically need a flatter trim setting due to the weight at the back 'digging in'?

All/any advice welcome as always...
:-)
Ferryden
Reckon you'll be fine. What's the engine ~ 20hp? You may have to adjust the trim pin slightly as the bow will rise with weight as you take up the tension on the ringo. Best for calm days.
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Old 19 February 2012, 03:25   #3
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you will be fine, just dont 'yank' on the donut when the rope goes slack. you will soon get used to what it doesnt like.
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i had a honwave t40 with a 30hp yam which pulled kids on a wakeboard fine, although it had trim tabs which helped get on the plane quicker.
get one these will help keep the forces equal....

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I have done it with my 15hp & a 3.8m sib no promlems
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