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Old 29 June 2010, 08:28   #1
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water ski/tube with 15hp?

i have a 3.5m rib with 15hp 4 stroke tohatsu. will this be good enough to tow water ski/tube? i have never been water skiing before and have no idea how fast we need to go.
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Im not sure about water skiing, but my mate used to have an AVON 3.1M RIB with a 15hp and that would tow a donut with no problem
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thanks.
i would guess that a skier would be less drag than a tube.
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i have a 3.5m rib with 15hp 4 stroke tohatsu. will this be good enough to tow water ski/tube? i have never been water skiing before and have no idea how fast we need to go.
A skier - No way! Maybe a tube - but a small one and only just.
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The oxford rowing team towed a skier down the Thames not so long ago, not very fast but set a record.
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30hp on a sib is about the minimum to get an adult skier out. If the kids dig the wakeboard in on pull-out, it'll bog our Searider down with a 50 on the back.
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30hp on a sib is about the minimum to get an adult pie-dodging skier out.
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As said above I very much doubt you will be able to tow a skier.
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a small kid on waterski : maybe
An adult on waterski : no way.

the tube could be ok, at least if it not a 200 pound person.
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