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Smooth riding at 25 MPH on a tube #7873509 06/17/20 10:23 PM
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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.

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Right on! Memories are made of this!

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Lol!!

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Re: Smooth riding at 25 MPH on a tube [Re: Marc K] #7873590 06/17/20 11:31 PM
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Re: Smooth riding at 25 MPH on a tube [Re: Marc K] #7874112 06/18/20 03:48 PM
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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.


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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 .

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My ‘toon has a 50 hp. Wish it had 100 hp.


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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.


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Originally Posted by mikei
Right on! Memories are made of this!


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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.


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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.

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Originally Posted by colt45
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Right on! Memories are made of this!


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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.









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Didn't even know a pontoon could pull a tube. Look like a great time!


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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!


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