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Old 08-27-2015, 07:58 PM   #1
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I just picked up a 1986 Maxum 1700 with a Force 85hp outboard. My question is how and where do I put a tow point for inner tubes and wake boards? Also anything I need to know about these boats?

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Old 08-27-2015, 10:12 PM   #2
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For outboard boats they sell a tow ring that sticks up above the power head and mounts to the transom. Backer plates are required.
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I'm trying to find one, can you point me in the right direction. Can't seem to get the right term in the google search.
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Do a search for "Ski tow ring"
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Do a search for "Ski tow ring"
So its not a stock unit I can by? I see the rings that attach to the hull and some that are a three point tripod style. Are they universal? Sorry I am very new to boating.
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I do not think the transom mount style will work with an outboard.

The tri-pod should be universal, read the write up to see or call the distributor.

No reason to be sorry we all had to learn and never stop learning.

Try Overtons for the ring they deal in a lot of water sports equipment.
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I would try a simple tow bridle connected to the tie down padeyes on the stern. It should be able to get around the outboard. You may be limited in how far outside of the wake you can go. You'd have to have your spotter make sure the line isn't putting pressure on the outboard when they get too far to the side.
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well here is my problem now. Boat won't stay running unless I keep the choke on, dirty carbs? And I developed a pretty decent soft spot, which now I'm prepping my garage for a interior tear down of this boat to fix the dry rot. Damn zipper on the top of the bimi top was leaking and I just fell threw the floor yesterday messing with the boat. Change of priorities.
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Falling through the floor, that's some rot.

Post pictures of the project.

Needing to keep the engine choked means it's running to lean and the closed choke reduces the amount of air which intern riches the mixture.
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Rotten floor means more than likely rotten stringers and or transom. I would wrap the thing up and get rid of it. Or fix the engine and part it out. The cost to repair that 1986/1989 (thread title says 89, post says 86) is going to be many times more than the boat will be worth when done.

Parting it out and you may be able to recover costs and break even.

My sincerest regrets.
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