Surfing with Ski Boat

beegee1969

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Hey guys - we have a 1999 SeaRay 185 and the kids want to surf!

Does anyone have instructions and equipment needed to get this done?

Thanks! beegee
Lake Ouachita Arkansas
 

Scott06

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Hey guys - we have a 1999 SeaRay 185 and the kids want to surf!

Does anyone have instructions and equipment needed to get this done?

Thanks! beegee
Lake Ouachita Arkansas
Is that an inboard or I/O powered boat
 

Scott Danforth

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Hey guys - we have a 1999 SeaRay 185 and the kids want to surf!

Does anyone have instructions and equipment needed to get this done?

Thanks! beegee
Lake Ouachita Arkansas
Get a different boat.

To surf, you need either an inboard or forward drive for safety reasons

A sterndrive will simply grind your kits up when they wipe out forward and fall into the prop
 

Scott Danforth

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ok thanks - so it appears my boat will not work for surfing - is that correct? Thanks!
That is correct.

You can ski behind it, you can tube behind it, you can not wake surf behind it without risk of death
 
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