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    Re: Can I tow (in the water) a stand up jetski?

    Bummer for me. The ski I was interested in has already been sold .

    Wow! It seems like it isn't near as simple as hooking up a rope to the stand up ski and just towing it behind my sit down WaveRaider. Or is it? I'm planning to tow it slow. No-wake speeds. Less than 4mph. restosud says that as long as I'm towing slowly and the nose of the towed ski doesn't go under, it should work.

    Now I've got to keep looking for the right stand up ski. They're not too plentiful here in the Houston area. I see more for sale in Dallas and Austin.
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    Re: Can I tow (in the water) a stand up jetski?

    BTW, I do already own a two-man raft. I would think that would work.
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    Re: Can I tow (in the water) a stand up jetski?

    Quote Originally Posted by dannyUAL767 View Post
    BTW, I do already own a two-man raft. I would think that would work.
    I'm sure it would. I've never tried towing over 10mph so go slow and observe.

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    Re: Can I tow (in the water) a stand up jetski?

    If you tow the ski in the water at all, be sure to clamp the exhaust hose inside, otherwise you are in for an engine filled with water. Don't ask ughhh
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    Re: Can I tow (in the water) a stand up jetski?

    Quote Originally Posted by HERSHEY View Post
    If you tow the ski in the water at all, be sure to clamp the exhaust hose inside, otherwise you are in for an engine filled with water. Don't ask ughhh
    Backwards sure. Forwards not so much. I've towed too many ski's to count.
    OP- yes at almost no speed you can tow the standup behind the sitdown. Literally like barely crawling though. otherwise you need weight in the tray to keep nose up.
    And to the guy with the rafts, your a freaking genius. Seriously.
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    Re: Can I tow (in the water) a stand up jetski?

    A classic stand up at planing speed produces maybe a 2 1/2" wave......
    less than a 17' boat at no-wake speed. : ( I do not understand these marine laws.
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    Re: Can I tow (in the water) a stand up jetski?

    Quote Originally Posted by pepper22 View Post
    A classic stand up at planing speed produces maybe a 2 1/2" wave......
    less than a 17' boat at no-wake speed. : ( I do not understand these marine laws.
    Its not about total wave size its about leaving the least amount of wake that vehicle is able to make while moving.
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    Re: Can I tow (in the water) a stand up jetski?

    Towing a stand up(mine) behind a boat was basically idle speed and about 30' of line. Any faster than that speed buries the nose of the ski. So just lead the ski with about 45' of line to not bury the nos...or just use those 2 man rafts!!! Love that idea!!!
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    Re: Can I tow (in the water) a stand up jetski?

    Quote Originally Posted by bored&stroked View Post
    Its not about total wave size its about leaving the least amount of wake that vehicle is able to make while moving.
    With a stand up, pulling yourself in a PFD is going to generate a wake, maybe not the same as at 40 mph, but some.
    I doubt 440/550 standups are responsible for much shore erosion. Output of unburned/partially burned HCs? Well, guilty.

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