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Tubing from a bass boat #13571991 05/26/20 08:06 PM
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Im looking for any advise on what yall have used or did for pulling your kids with a bass boat, I have seen the set ups u can buy to use but everyone I have seen is $350 plus... thanks again


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Re: Tubing from a bass boat [Re: M. Bates] #13572002 05/26/20 08:18 PM
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No need to spend that much. Get one of the ropes that clips to the two strap-down eyelets on your transom and then what ever tube you like. They can be had for less than $100

Re: Tubing from a bass boat [Re: M. Bates] #13572005 05/26/20 08:21 PM
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I used to pull skiers using a ski harness that snapped on the tie down eyes. Be sure it has a float to keep it out of the prop. Then a regular ski rope.


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Re: Tubing from a bass boat [Re: M. Bates] #13572006 05/26/20 08:22 PM
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Wow yeah I wouldn't spend that. I'd get a Y bridal that hooks to both tie down eyes, a ski rope and a tube and have at it.


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Re: Tubing from a bass boat [Re: M. Bates] #13572175 05/26/20 11:42 PM
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Re: Tubing from a bass boat [Re: M. Bates] #13572176 05/26/20 11:43 PM
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Tow my grandkids on the Y bridal all the time. No problems, just make sure it has the float to keep the rope out of the prop like someone said.

Re: Tubing from a bass boat [Re: SoonerDG] #13572474 05/27/20 07:50 AM
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Wow yeah I wouldn't spend that. I'd get a Y bridal that hooks to both tie down eyes, a ski rope and a tube and have at it.

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Re: Tubing from a bass boat [Re: M. Bates] #13572864 05/27/20 04:08 PM
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I borrowed a tube and rope setup. Found it kept submarining the front of the tube with my boy on it. Rope rode too low. Was gonna have to have one of the midline floats to keep line up for tube to ride right.

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https://www.thehulltruth.com/dockside-chat/595590-booster-balls-towing-tubes-2.html

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Re: Tubing from a bass boat [Re: M. Bates] #13573035 05/27/20 06:22 PM
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thanks for all the feedback


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Re: Tubing from a bass boat [Re: M. Bates] #13573081 05/27/20 06:47 PM
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I have had one of these Ski Pilons for the past 4 years. You take out your back seat post and the pilon screws in. You mount 2 side brackets, (they stay on the boat), they are just 2 raised eyelets. The side poles all just snap to the main pole and the side brackets. It is very heavy metal. I have pulled water skiers, wake boards, tubes etc. With no issues. I have been pulled and I weigh 240 lbs So it is very sturdy. Unfortunately my back won't tolerate this anymore. If you get to Belton and want to remove it (the 2 side brackets) from my boat, I'll sell it for $100. It looks exactly like the one in the picture with a little bit of age on it. Never had any issues


https://www.overtons.com/bass-boat-ski-pylon-313920.html

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Originally Posted by Jamoke
I have had one of these Ski Pilons for the past 4 years. You take out your back seat post and the pilon screws in. You mount 2 side brackets, (they stay on the boat), they are just 2 raised eyelets. The side poles all just snap to the main pole and the side brackets. It is very heavy metal. I have pulled water skiers, wake boards, tubes etc. With no issues. I have been pulled and I weigh 240 lbs So it is very sturdy. Unfortunately my back won't tolerate this anymore. If you get to Belton and want to remove it (the 2 side brackets) from my boat, I'll sell it for $100. It looks exactly like the one in the picture with a little bit of age on it. Never had any issues


https://www.overtons.com/bass-boat-ski-pylon-313920.html

These are great, I had a similar one on a ski boat many years ago. If you go with something like this, be sure and always use the 2 rear supports (side brackets) or it will bend the center post. My ex-wife and her brother didn't believe me and tried it.

Re: Tubing from a bass boat [Re: M. Bates] #13573860 05/28/20 12:26 PM
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My old Ranger 1992 361v with a Johnson Fastsrike 150 pulled my kids on tubes, knee boards and skis for many hours over many years. I had a ski pylon similar to this one on Gander Outdoors. Mine dropped right into the rear seat pedestal and you could reach through the bilge area to put a keeper pin into the pole. The only thing I had to drill into the boat was two very small stainless steel pins close to transom for mounting the two braces to. Everything was quick connect with pins and literally took one minute to install/remove. You can certainly pull a tube by simply tying a ski rope to your rear transom tie down rings but for skies, knee boards, wake boards.....the whole experience will be way better with a raised ski pylon. Search a little bit in Google and you will find the right one. https://www.ganderoutdoors.com/bass...ym0PJiWkV0aAv8NEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds

Re: Tubing from a bass boat [Re: Tanner101] #13574378 05/28/20 07:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Tanner101
I borrowed a tube and rope setup. Found it kept submarining the front of the tube with my boy on it. Rope rode too low. Was gonna have to have one of the midline floats to keep line up for tube to ride right.

https://www.iboats.com/shop/airhead...04rXU6QIVEb7ACh1NzAVREAQYBSABEgKcTvD_BwE
https://www.thehulltruth.com/dockside-chat/595590-booster-balls-towing-tubes-2.html


This right here works great for me.

Without the Booster Ball the tube submarines and the rope drags in the water and constantly sprays the kids in the face. The Booster Ball eliminated both issues.

Re: Tubing from a bass boat [Re: M. Bates] #13574832 05/29/20 03:52 AM
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we always used a "Y" bridle on the tie down eyelets on our old skeeter


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