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Towing a Sea Doo?

Discussion in 'Tenders & Dinghies' started by 1000 islands, Mar 6, 2017.

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  1. 1000 islands

    1000 islands Member

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    I was reading a thread about towing tenders, so I decided to ask if any member has towed a Sea Doo Sportster.

    They are pretty flat bottom so I'm not quite sure what to expect.

    I haven't purchased the boat yet, but if it would be a big problem I might not buy it.
  2. Capt J

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    If you tow a jet, you need to install a valve and shut off the water flow to the motor. I don't know how the sporster tows but if there isn't enough drag, they usually will wander from side to side of the stern wake from what I've experienced.
  3. Capt Ralph

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    Years ago a friend devised a way to tow his Sea-Do close behind his 30ish stern-drive express. He used the longest mooring whip, attached to his boats transom pointing back (aft). Then tied the whip to the aft end of the Sea-Do.
    A painter from the bow of the Sea-Do came back to a stern cleat on his boat.
    At any speed and following waves, the whip kept the Sea-Do off his stern.
  4. johnrupp

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    There's a Canadian company that makes just what your talking about. I know nothing about the product other than what I saw online.

    Magic Marine Tow is the name of the company.

    John
  5. 1000 islands

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    It costs almost $3000......hmmmm
  6. Capt J

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    I've towed a smaller jet tender and threw a 10' length of heavy chain tied to 15' of 3 strand in front of it tied to the stern of the tender and the drag helps it tow straight.
  7. Capt Ralph

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    Finally got that 74 Hat up here, guess what?
    They did the same thing from each end of the swim platform (port - stb) and towed two wet bikes.
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    Yes, I thought the price seamed a little steep.
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    Quick scan on the web; a kit with two 18 foot whips was just under $900.
    Lots were less expensive.

    Shipping by truck, maybe another $50 to $70.