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Old 09 April 2006, 16:04   #1
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Any one know where I can get one of those big towing banana things from, & how much I can expect to pay.
They look quite good fun, my only worry is the ropes getting tangled up in the prop, any ideas how this can be avoided?
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Old 09 April 2006, 16:09   #2
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my only worry is the ropes getting tangled up in the prop, any ideas how this can be avoided?
Floating tow line/yoke....carry a knife just in case and don't drive over the line! You'd be unlucky to get it tangled in the prop.
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Old 09 April 2006, 17:00   #4
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jobe ocean rider 5-man banana

You sold yours Nugent?
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my only worry is the ropes getting tangled up in the prop, any ideas how this can be avoided?
Not trying to be nasty - but - if you need to ask how not to get a line tangled in the prop - maybe you need some powerboat training before you start towing inflatable toys around.

You will often be in a water ski area or similar when towing these things - there will potentially be tens of other boats doing similar things around you - there will be other people in the water who have fell from their skis or toys waiting to be picked up (with only their head showing - ie not very visible) and other peoples with tow lines out etc etc etc...

You need spacial awareness of a hawk not to kill someone.

I keep testing my son - for readiness to be a ski boat driver - simple test drive the boat - at a random point cover his eyes and ask him to tell me where all the boats around him are and what any other hazards are. Until he gets it right every time hes not ready to tow people in a busy water ski area.

That was my long ranting answer.

Quick and simple answer :- only drive forwards with a tow rope attached to your boat
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my only worry is the ropes getting tangled up in the prop, any ideas how this can be avoided?
the most tows have a floating point at the beginning... see picture
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