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Rocketman
05-28-08, 09:35 PM
Hi,

I'm trying to find out about towing my 2008 GTX behind my Gibson Houseboat. Is there a product made for this ? Any help would be much appreciated. New user - Rocketman. Take care.......

seadoosnipe
05-28-08, 09:49 PM
What do you mean, "towing behind your hoseboat, is there a product for this?" What do you mean product. Like an attachment of some sort?

Your ski has the 4-TEC engine and a closed loop cooling system. But your open loop system to your exhaust will back water up through it if you don't pinch off that inlet hose from the pump while exceeding 15 mph.

The ski really doesn't tow that well behind fast moving craft.

kustomkarl
05-28-08, 09:52 PM
Welcome to the seadoo forum Rocketman. There is a product out there to tow a pwc I would either try like west marine or goggle it. You have to pinch off your water feed line so as not to fill the engine with water towing it over 15mph. The water will fill the exhaust and enter the cylinders flooding the engine with no back pressure from it running. As seadoosnipe says, it doesn't tow very well behind a fast moving boat. I hope this helps.

Karl

Rocketman
05-28-08, 10:08 PM
Thanks seadoosnipe & kustomkarl. I was aware of pinching off the inlet hose. I will check out West Marine........
Take care,
Rocketman

Mirage
05-28-08, 10:28 PM
What do you mean, "towing behind your hoseboat, is there a product for this?" What do you mean product. Like an attachment of some sort?

Your ski has the 4-TEC engine and a closed loop cooling system. But your open loop system to your exhaust will back water up through it if you don't pinch off that inlet hose from the pump while exceeding 15 mph.

The ski really doesn't tow that well behind fast moving craft.


The reason he is asking is, because Gibson's are one of the KICK A$$ houseboats on the water... There is a 55' Gibson EXECUTIVE with twin 454 V-Drives that will run away from most cruisers, on Lake Cumberland... Our old houseboat was a 44' Kings Craft with V-Drive twin 350's, that I once ski'd behind when I was a kid...

ROCKET: as long as you keep it under 10mph, you'll be fine, but if you want to be EXTRA safe, close the line they are refering to off!!!

Yamaha90
05-28-08, 10:35 PM
just take a few gas cans with you and have somebody ride it? - depending on how far you're going