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Old 24 January 2009, 09:19   #1
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Towing a wakeboard

Hi there,

My first post here. I currently have a 2.4m SIB, but I'm thinking of upgrading to something a little bigger, to be able to tow either a donut or a wakeboard.

Is towing these practical from a SIB, and how big an engine do I need to be able to do so. I'm not going to be towing anyone big, so max 13 stone. There seems to be so much choice available, on B&O at the mo, and I don't really know where to start
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Old 24 January 2009, 15:16   #2
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I used a 3.83m with a 25hp on and it towed a knee board nicely.

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I run a 4.2 meter zodiac futura with a 40 hp Nissan. It pops my 250 lb friend up (just how much is a stone?) along with two of us in the boat. How low a hp outboard you can use is directly related to your skill. At first we would drag my buddy quite a ways before he got up. He could have used a snorkle. Boat seemed underpowered for his size. He has gotten better and now he muscles right up. I have seen posts of guys riding behind 25 hp motors. With my fat crew it would be a bit hard to imagine...
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Old 25 January 2009, 10:42   #4
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Welcome to the forums, a 25 HP and a 3.80 sib would be the minimum to go, buy a Tohatsu 25 and update to 30, you can find the update method here. Maybe difficult to get a 2 strokes where you are located.

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Thanks for the info, 14lb in a stone, so no more than about 180lb.

I'll look around for something around 30hp then
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Cant you skid off the beach with those boards, which would make it easier to get going with a smaller engine ? I was told you could, but I didnt fancy the whiplash or is that just knee boards, and not wakeboards?
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Old 25 January 2009, 16:15   #7
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Northern Monkey you might want to check out this webpage.
http://www.wakeworld.com/getarticle.asp?articleid=560
When I was first boat shopping this was one of the only actual references I could find. Interesting that these kids ran a 25 on a zodiac for a while and still regularly use a 40 hp. Pop the spotter up front for the best hole shot. Have fun!
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I run a 4.2 meter zodiac futura with a 40 hp Nissan. It pops my 250 lb friend up (just how much is a stone?) along with two of us in the boat. How low a hp outboard you can use is directly related to your skill. At first we would drag my buddy quite a ways before he got up. He could have used a snorkle. Boat seemed underpowered for his size. He has gotten better and now he muscles right up. I have seen posts of guys riding behind 25 hp motors. With my fat crew it would be a bit hard to imagine...
Hola Kelson

Is your Nissan a 2 or 4 strokes, if a two which version Compact C-40 2 cylinder or 40- 3 inline cylinders ? There's more than 200 CC betwen both.

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Two stroke, three cylinder nissan 40 d2 EPTO. Overheated and blew the head gasket the second time I had it in the water (used purchase). Nice thing about the 40 is that we don't have to run full throttle to wakeboard. Boat throttles back after the rider is up. Hey, Locozodiac, I was checking out Palomino island online. Beautiful abundant wildlife! Miraflores sure looks awesome too. Luck you live Lima!
Ran with a bridle off the transom until I installed a pole, great addition if you have an aluminum floor. Helps you pop right up. Second image of mounting plate to backing plates that key into side rails for strength. Anything's possible.

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Two stroke, three cylinder nissan 40 d2 EPTO. Overheated and blew the head gasket the second time I had it in the water (used purchase). Nice thing about the 40 is that we don't have to run full throttle to wakeboard. Boat throttles back after the rider is up. Hey, Locozodiac, I was checking out Palomino island online. Beautiful abundant wildlife! Miraflores sure looks awesome too. Luck you live Lima!
Ran a bridle until I insatalled a pole, great addition if you have an aluminum floor. Helps you pop right up. second image of mounting plate to backing plates that key into side rails for strength. Anything's possible.

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