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    I have a big old 255 crusier and I would like to pull the kids on the tube and skies. I had a nice tow point in the center of the old boat to tow a skier. I only have dock cleats on each side on the top. I don't even have the u-bolts for strapping down to hook the y rope systems to. Here is a picture of the back and right in the rear coners right under the cover is were the only two cleats I have are. I am heading to bass pro shortly to get a boat hook pole and not sure if they have anything to use back there.
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    1974 Starcraft Holiday 18; merc 115
    2003 Silverado crew cab Dually with Duramax
    1985 Century mirada 255 Sold
    1985 Wellcraft 210 Elite Sold
    1999 K3500 Crew Cab Dually 4x4 7.4 Sold

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    Re: need ways to attach tow rope

    Why not just install a ski tow ring or a couple of u-bolts somewhere above the swim platform? The center eye might cause the rope to interfere with the boarding ladder, but you could test out the angles with a piece of rope. If you installed the two u-bolts (one on each side), you could use the standard pulley in between them and the ladder wouldn't be a factor.
    1976 Mark Twain 200VBR w/Mercruiser 233 (Ford 351w) "Heart & Soul"

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      Re: need ways to attach tow rope

      Well I just got back from bass pro didn't see anything I liked. I am thinking a single ski eye below the bumper right above the rear light in the ladder. I think if I mount the loops at each end and use the pulley line it will be in the way of the side ladder for sure. I also would rather just put it up there in the center and be done. I am just not sure do I really have to drill a hole in the transom first to see how thick it really is or are they all standard. I am thinking maybe using this is this what you guys are thinking.

      http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-water-sk...item415f891a23
      1974 Starcraft Holiday 18; merc 115
      2003 Silverado crew cab Dually with Duramax
      1985 Century mirada 255 Sold
      1985 Wellcraft 210 Elite Sold
      1999 K3500 Crew Cab Dually 4x4 7.4 Sold

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        Re: need ways to attach tow rope

        Okay well I just called local store and they stock this one. http://seachoice.com/products/hardwa...threaded-legs/
        Next question is I am going to go get it tomorrow just not sure behind it are the washers that are included with it good enough or do I need to install a piece of plate or something to even out the load If so like what. I will never be pulling two or three people with this since it is a cruiser.
        1974 Starcraft Holiday 18; merc 115
        2003 Silverado crew cab Dually with Duramax
        1985 Century mirada 255 Sold
        1985 Wellcraft 210 Elite Sold
        1999 K3500 Crew Cab Dually 4x4 7.4 Sold

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