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Old 08 February 2015, 19:14   #1
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So I have a 340 avon rover with a 2 stroke 25 on the back I want to be able to tow a donut, I have a bridle just need to put some D bolts on I think to the transom, will an ammature with a drill (me) be able to do this? and are D bolts the correct option? Any tips be appreciated
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Old 09 February 2015, 02:43   #2
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put two of these m10's on A4 316 Marine grade stainless steel lifting eye bolt longshank nut M6 M8 M10 M12 | eBay and yes you can do it! put big stainless washers on the inside of the transom, and some sealant behind the washers and bolt heads to stop water getting into the wood.
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Personally, I'd drill the holes a bit bigger than needed, and give the inside a wipe with epoxy before installing the eyes (either D or eye bolts.) Water has a way of getting around caulking, and the last thing you want is water getting in and staying there.

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Hmm our 340 came with D loops on the transom... but they aren't M10! 6 possibly 8....
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How does it tow? what do you tend to do behind it?
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Towed a doughnut with various size people in the nut.... is a 25HP 2 stroke mariner and small under 50kg persons its ok gets on the plain and can fling them around (O'brien le tube) When i am in the tube (lack of volunteers for me when i am driving ) its struggles but i am 100kg ish probably and lack an experienced pilot.

When towing you need a spotter so i found having some weight in the bow helped get on the plain better (get spotter to sit upfront) I did have a play with the trim but i struggled to make it any better.

It really isn't the tool for towing and i don't think you would get an adult skier or wakeboarder out the water (tow point also very low).

THis is a better tool for the job....


But does have nearly 4 times the horsepower........
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