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Old 07 July 2011, 10:58   #1
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Turbo swing

This is one of the best products I've seen in a while.

Check them out below

http://www.turboswing.com/en/home/

The basically retro fit to any outboard powered boat to provide the ultimate ski pole, work rack etc. Ideal for all ranges be it ski, safety boat, towing etc. Looks like they fit on using the existing transom engine bolts so easy to install, gives protecting to the engine too and look quite smart at the same time.

They come in all range of sizes for most outboards 25hp+ - even twins if you want.

Here's a video of them in action



Anybody have experience of them ?

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Old 07 July 2011, 11:44   #2
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Saw it at Ribex, on the fantastic C-Fury

Very smart....
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Old 07 July 2011, 12:40   #3
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doesn't that put too much strain on the outboard? I would want to tow from something more structural...

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doesn't that put too much strain on the outboard? I would want to tow from something more structural...

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I would have thought it would go on the inside of the transom, and the force spread out onto the transom, the transom is likely to be one of the strongest parts of the boat... well I'd hope so anyway!
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Hmm bit pricey. I think I will stick to the normal ski rope attachements to my rear tow eyes.

TurboSwing® XL standard € 449,00
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I would have thought it would go on the inside of the transom, and the force spread out onto the transom, the transom is likely to be one of the strongest parts of the boat... well I'd hope so anyway!
sort of both - they have mounting instructions on their website - goes onto the bolts which hold the outboard onto the transom...

the thought of adding weight / pull onto those bolts doesn't seem to make sense - I would rather see them mounted directly to the transom - though physicists might be able to demonstrate that it doesn't matter!

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I think I'll stick with the budget version... Airhead Rope Ski Bridle - Tow Demon - Marinedirect - Inflatable Dinghy
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sort of both - they have mounting instructions on their website - goes onto the bolts which hold the outboard onto the transom...

the thought of adding weight / pull onto those bolts doesn't seem to make sense - I would rather see them mounted directly to the transom - though physicists might be able to demonstrate that it doesn't matter!

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Ah, missed the mounting instructions, I was interested before I saw them - but I wouldnt add anything to the outside side of the transom that is to take weight like that
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Transom concerns aside they look pretty neat.

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but I wouldnt add anything to the outside side of the transom that is to take weight like that
Can't see why not. Surely the engine is pushing the boat along, not the boat pulling the engine along. The engine saddle/bolts are the strongest point on the boat and the bit taking all the load when you give it some welly. The transom just spreads the load onto the hull and tubes.
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