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    I have an Avon Supersport S4-00. (13ft, Hypalon hull, inflatable keel, wood transom, aluminum floor) The transom is rated up to 40hp, so I know power is not a problem, but I was wondering about using the boat for towing a tube or kneeboard. Can I just mount some heavy eye bolts through the transom? Will this put an excessive load onto the glued seams on the transom?

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    Re: towing a tube/kneeboard

    yes you can, but mount the eye bolts as high up on the transom as possible, and use lots of sealant .....
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      Re: towing a tube/kneeboard

      I regularily pull a kneeboard with my 10 ft inflatable, no problem. I have pulled a tube, but was quick to find out that giving the tube a "whip" with a small inflatable isn't really that good of an idea.

      I used a couple of bolt through bow eyes mounted high and wide like DJC suggested. I also use a harness between them with a slider on the rope so it can shift along the harness as you turn or the rider cuts from one side to the other.


      Cheers,
      Snow.

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      • #4
        Re: towing a tube/kneeboard

        a tube on an inflatable now that sounds like you created a whole new sport . luv too see that in action with a 250 lb tuber.lol

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          Re: towing a tube/kneeboard

          4m sr4 flooding hull with johnson 40 pulls well enough for water skiing, boarding, doughnuts and but only once paragliding.

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