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bbrunner posted 01-26-2004 09:36 AM ET (US)   Profile for bbrunner   Send Email to bbrunner  
Has anyone hooked up a tube, skier or other floating thing on a rope to their Conquest? I was thinking of hooking [a tow line] to the ring mounted on the transom, but was told higher is better. Could I hook a rope on the hardtop?
dauntlass 18 posted 01-26-2004 09:55 AM ET (US)     Profile for dauntlass 18  Send Email to dauntlass 18     
My 21ft Comquest has a ski pylon which you mount in rail at motor well.It is a Boston Whaler accessory.
diveorfish posted 01-26-2004 01:07 PM ET (US)     Profile for diveorfish  Send Email to diveorfish     
I went through the same thing last year. I looked into putting a removable ski pylon on my 23 Outrage. I even had my dealer look into it. I was prepared to pay them to have one fabricated. They tried to figure out a way and they even called Whaler for advice. They concluded that it couldn't be done in any reasonable way.

If you are just going to pull toys, the stern eye is just fine. You can even water ski that way also. The only activity that requires the rope to be high, for maximum enjoyment,is wakeboarding.

Also, the hardtop is not strong enough to hold the rope unless you modify it, probably extensively. Who knows what that would look like?

You have to resign yourself to the fact that the 23 Conquest or Outrage is a fishing boat and not a "Ski Nautique." Since I don't water ski or wake board, it was fine with me.

bbrunner posted 01-26-2004 01:17 PM ET (US)     Profile for bbrunner  Send Email to bbrunner     
I know it is a fishing and cruising boat, but [I] needed to hook up a water toy to fulfill the promise to the wife that it is a fun boat, too. I figured I could use the stern eye, but wasn't sure if it'll get caught in the engine too easily. It there's a good alternative, [I] want it.

Being trapped inside during the Winter while a new boat awaits you is torture and makes the mind wander a lot abouy the possibilities come springtime.

BillD posted 01-26-2004 02:20 PM ET (US)     Profile for BillD  Send Email to BillD     
Buy yourself a tow harness that clips onto both stern lifting eyes. It will work to apply equal pressure to both sides of the boat (probably not a concern in the Conquest) and will keep the tow rope from getting tangled in the prop.
eeemmmnnn posted 01-21-2011 02:46 PM ET (US)     Profile for eeemmmnnn  Send Email to eeemmmnnn     
[This thread was revived after being dormant for seven years. The article appended to it was a duplicate and has been deleted. This thread is closed.--jimh]

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