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Old 02 July 2022, 06:06   #1
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Ski pole

Hi, I am very new to all of this so sorry if this is a stupid question.
I have just brought a 2004 bombard 480 sb explorer with a 50hp 2 stroke engine. I am wanting to use it for trips up and down the river with family and towing some water toys with the kids.
First question is do you think the engine will have enough power to achieve this?
The boat does not have an a frame or a ski pole at the moment. I am planning to use a bridal and the d rings on the transoms for the moment but would be keen to get a ski pole fitted but can seem to find an a frame or ski pole for this boat. Can anyone point me in the direction of where to buy this and how to fit it?
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Old 02 July 2022, 11:23   #2
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You'll have no probs towing water toys with 50hp on a 4.8. You might even get a skier out of the water.
Unless towing skiers Ski-pole really isn't necessary (and even then not essential), just a good bridle onto some robust tow-points bolted through your transom.
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