texashuntingforum.com logo
Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
Big Dog !, M lopez, cgolseth, Blessedman, Tmenzie13
69160 Registered Users
Top Posters(All Time)
dogcatcher 109,161
bill oxner 89,276
SnakeWrangler 60,981
stxranchman 58,967
RKHarm24 44,585
rifleman 44,461
Gravytrain 44,246
BMD 41,232
Forum Statistics
Forums46
Topics614,188
Posts11,464,522
Members84,160
Most Online19,184
Feb 5th, 2020
Print Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2
Smooth riding at 25 MPH on a tube #7873509 06/17/20 10:23 PM
Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 2,233
M
Marc K Online Content OP
Veteran Tracker
OP Online Content
Veteran Tracker
M
Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 2,233
Two of my twelve grandkids were in town for a long weekend! Sure, I would like more HP, but my ugly old 25' underpowered pontoon was good enough for towing two adults and two kids at 25-26 MPH. (About as fast as I would go with a 6 year old and an 8 year old anyway. The "Super Mable" tube rides nice and had room for the four of them and their cooler for a 15 mile run up lake.



Making memories.

Marc


Last edited by Marc K; 06/17/20 11:36 PM.

A Democracy is when two wolves and a lamb vote on the dinner menu. That is why this country was specifically not designed as a Democracy. We are a Constitutional Republic.
Re: Smooth riding at 25 MPH on a tube [Re: Marc K] #7873555 06/17/20 11:07 PM
Joined: Nov 2014
Posts: 6,376
M
mikei Online Content
THF Trophy Hunter
Online Content
THF Trophy Hunter
M
Joined: Nov 2014
Posts: 6,376
Right on! Memories are made of this!

Re: Smooth riding at 25 MPH on a tube [Re: Marc K] #7873581 06/17/20 11:24 PM
Joined: Oct 2007
Posts: 17,192
T
TEXASLEFTY Online Content
THF Celebrity
Online Content
THF Celebrity
T
Joined: Oct 2007
Posts: 17,192
Lol!!

Good job!


Originally Posted By: Chunky Monkey
Never been to a camping world. I prefer Dick's to be honest.
Re: Smooth riding at 25 MPH on a tube [Re: Marc K] #7873587 06/17/20 11:30 PM
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 89,276
bill oxner Offline
THF Celebrity
Offline
THF Celebrity
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 89,276
Cool. cheers


Quail hunting is like walking into, and out of a beautiful painting all day long. Gene Hill


[Linked Image]




Re: Smooth riding at 25 MPH on a tube [Re: Marc K] #7873590 06/17/20 11:31 PM
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 35,287
S
Stub Offline
THF Celebrity
Offline
THF Celebrity
S
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 35,287
Kick azz good times right there cheers


texas flag

Re: Smooth riding at 25 MPH on a tube [Re: Marc K] #7873678 06/18/20 01:26 AM
Joined: Nov 2017
Posts: 13,402
B
Biscuit Online Shocked
THF Celebrity
Online Shocked
THF Celebrity
B
Joined: Nov 2017
Posts: 13,402
Fun times

Re: Smooth riding at 25 MPH on a tube [Re: Marc K] #7873693 06/18/20 01:44 AM
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 3,552
T
texasdude28 Offline
Extreme Tracker
Offline
Extreme Tracker
T
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 3,552
flag quality time

Re: Smooth riding at 25 MPH on a tube [Re: Marc K] #7873714 06/18/20 02:02 AM
Joined: Sep 2009
Posts: 17,491
C
ChadTRG42 Offline
THF Celebrity
Offline
THF Celebrity
C
Joined: Sep 2009
Posts: 17,491
up



Custom and Precision Ammunition!!
www.DallasReloads.com
Type 01 and Type 06 FFL
Re: Smooth riding at 25 MPH on a tube [Re: Marc K] #7873752 06/18/20 02:29 AM
Joined: Feb 2015
Posts: 4,682
H
hetman Offline
Extreme Tracker
Offline
Extreme Tracker
H
Joined: Feb 2015
Posts: 4,682
banana


[Linked Image]

You made a mistake
You got the wrong guy
Im only guilty of a damn good time

Re: Smooth riding at 25 MPH on a tube [Re: Marc K] #7874020 06/18/20 02:14 PM
Joined: Feb 2011
Posts: 6,079
L
landsurveyor Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
L
Joined: Feb 2011
Posts: 6,079
cheers


"A hungry dog hunts best." Lee Trevino

www.prospectlandsurveying.com
Re: Smooth riding at 25 MPH on a tube [Re: Marc K] #7874112 06/18/20 03:48 PM
Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 19,426
E
Erathkid Offline
THF Celebrity
Offline
THF Celebrity
E
Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 19,426
Brings back memories. I used to do the same thing on that lake. Question, do the sand bass still school over by the island? Used to just about every evening in the summer.


Life is too short, as is. Don't chance it.
Don't text and drive.
Re: Smooth riding at 25 MPH on a tube [Re: landsurveyor] #7874212 06/18/20 05:29 PM
Joined: Jan 2013
Posts: 19,179
P
Pitchfork Predator Online Content
THF Celebrity
Online Content
THF Celebrity
P
Joined: Jan 2013
Posts: 19,179
Originally Posted by landsurveyor
cheers


Marc C. Helfrich
Retirement Planner

www.insured-wealth.com
469-323-8920
Re: Smooth riding at 25 MPH on a tube [Re: Marc K] #7874366 06/18/20 08:29 PM
Joined: Apr 2015
Posts: 178
D
diablodog Offline
Woodsman
Offline
Woodsman
D
Joined: Apr 2015
Posts: 178
A long time ago when I was very young and indestructible , we used to tube behind a 90 mph jet boat . Special tube and rope . We probably ran the tube over 100 mph in the turn . The rope was so tight the tube never touched the water in the turn . If you fell it would take about 100 yards of bouncing on the water until you slowed enough to sink . Injuries were common . You had to tuck into a ball to keep from getting hurt . We had to wear Levi cut-off's , we found out quick regular swim trunks would not stay together .

Re: Smooth riding at 25 MPH on a tube [Re: Marc K] #7874487 06/18/20 10:50 PM
Joined: Apr 2007
Posts: 1,097
Reloder28 Online Content
Pro Tracker
Online Content
Pro Tracker
Joined: Apr 2007
Posts: 1,097
My ‘toon has a 50 hp. Wish it had 100 hp.


[b][/b]
Re: Smooth riding at 25 MPH on a tube [Re: Erathkid] #7874490 06/18/20 10:52 PM
Joined: Apr 2007
Posts: 1,097
Reloder28 Online Content
Pro Tracker
Online Content
Pro Tracker
Joined: Apr 2007
Posts: 1,097
Originally Posted by Erathkid
Brings back memories. I used to do the same thing on that lake. Question, do the sand bass still school over by the island? Used to just about every evening in the summer.



Sure they do, one cooler full at a time.


[b][/b]
Re: Smooth riding at 25 MPH on a tube [Re: mikei] #7874506 06/18/20 11:04 PM
Joined: Aug 2006
Posts: 11,178
C
colt45 Online Content
THF Celebrity
Online Content
THF Celebrity
C
Joined: Aug 2006
Posts: 11,178
Originally Posted by mikei
Right on! Memories are made of this!


exactly


hold on Newt, we got a runaway
Re: Smooth riding at 25 MPH on a tube [Re: Marc K] #7874554 06/18/20 11:53 PM
Joined: Jul 2006
Posts: 109,161
dogcatcher Online Content
THF Celebrity
Online Content
THF Celebrity
Joined: Jul 2006
Posts: 109,161
cheers


Combat Infantryman, the ultimate hunter where the prey shoots back.
_____________"Illegitimus non carborundum est"_______________

[Linked Image]
Re: Smooth riding at 25 MPH on a tube [Re: Marc K] #7874567 06/19/20 12:07 AM
Joined: Jan 2018
Posts: 1,255
P
pop r Offline
Pro Tracker
Offline
Pro Tracker
P
Joined: Jan 2018
Posts: 1,255
Good times! up

Re: Smooth riding at 25 MPH on a tube [Re: Erathkid] #7874900 06/19/20 12:57 PM
Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 2,233
M
Marc K Online Content OP
Veteran Tracker
OP Online Content
Veteran Tracker
M
Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 2,233
Originally Posted by Erathkid
Brings back memories. I used to do the same thing on that lake. Question, do the sand bass still school over by the island? Used to just about every evening in the summer.


Yes, Sir - and under our cluster of docks too.


A Democracy is when two wolves and a lamb vote on the dinner menu. That is why this country was specifically not designed as a Democracy. We are a Constitutional Republic.
Re: Smooth riding at 25 MPH on a tube [Re: diablodog] #7874905 06/19/20 01:03 PM
Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 2,233
M
Marc K Online Content OP
Veteran Tracker
OP Online Content
Veteran Tracker
M
Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 2,233
Originally Posted by diablodog
A long time ago when I was very young and indestructible , we used to tube behind a 90 mph jet boat . Special tube and rope . We probably ran the tube over 100 mph in the turn . The rope was so tight the tube never touched the water in the turn . If you fell it would take about 100 yards of bouncing on the water until you slowed enough to sink . Injuries were common . You had to tuck into a ball to keep from getting hurt . We had to wear Levi cut-off's , we found out quick regular swim trunks would not stay together .


That's why I don't want to pull faster than about 25 MPH.

Last edited by Marc K; 06/19/20 01:20 PM.

A Democracy is when two wolves and a lamb vote on the dinner menu. That is why this country was specifically not designed as a Democracy. We are a Constitutional Republic.
Re: Smooth riding at 25 MPH on a tube [Re: colt45] #7874907 06/19/20 01:04 PM
Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 2,233
M
Marc K Online Content OP
Veteran Tracker
OP Online Content
Veteran Tracker
M
Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 2,233
Originally Posted by colt45
Originally Posted by mikei
Right on! Memories are made of this!


exactly


And that's what it is all about! On days when the lake is smooth, we slow down to about 16-18 MPH and take 12-14 mile runs, without the sharp turns. Great way to tour the lake and drink beer while staying cool on a hot day. We have a hand signal for "beer break" so that they can open a new one and stow the empties in the cooler. My daughter and son-in-law are looking to relocate to this area, so it's a good way to scout neighborhoods.

Here, we slowed down to cross under the Hwy 198 bridge (a bit over 2 miles from home) on our way to Tool.









Last edited by Marc K; 06/19/20 01:17 PM.

A Democracy is when two wolves and a lamb vote on the dinner menu. That is why this country was specifically not designed as a Democracy. We are a Constitutional Republic.
Re: Smooth riding at 25 MPH on a tube [Re: Marc K] #7875022 06/19/20 03:16 PM
Joined: Jan 2016
Posts: 7,759
S
snake oil Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
S
Joined: Jan 2016
Posts: 7,759
clap


"You may all go to hell and I will go to Texas".
Re: Smooth riding at 25 MPH on a tube [Re: Marc K] #7875120 06/19/20 04:51 PM
Joined: Sep 2016
Posts: 3,057
R
redhaze Offline
Veteran Tracker
Offline
Veteran Tracker
R
Joined: Sep 2016
Posts: 3,057
cheers

Re: Smooth riding at 25 MPH on a tube [Re: Marc K] #7876134 06/20/20 06:50 PM
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 10,430
H
Halfadozen Offline
THF Celebrity
Offline
THF Celebrity
H
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 10,430
Didn't even know a pontoon could pull a tube. Look like a great time!


Freedom is a fragile thing ...Those who have known freedom, and then lost it, have never known it again.
-- Ronald Reagan


Re: Smooth riding at 25 MPH on a tube [Re: Halfadozen] #7876650 06/21/20 01:56 PM
Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 2,233
M
Marc K Online Content OP
Veteran Tracker
OP Online Content
Veteran Tracker
M
Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 2,233
Originally Posted by Halfadozen
Didn't even know a pontoon could pull a tube. Look like a great time!


Modern tri-toons with big motors run 45-65 MPH and faster.

My boat is 21 years old and underpowered with 115 HP on a heavy 25' boat. But it is paid for, cheap on gas and makes some great memories!


A Democracy is when two wolves and a lamb vote on the dinner menu. That is why this country was specifically not designed as a Democracy. We are a Constitutional Republic.
Page 1 of 2 1 2
Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread

© 2004-2021 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3