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Old 08-17-2014, 03:50 AM   #1
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I was wondering if anyone uses the stern cleats to tow tubers. I have a 1998 3000scr. Thanks for any feedback.
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Old 08-17-2014, 04:22 AM   #2
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I connect a tow harness to the stern eyes on the transom when I tow tubers behind my 1997 2700SCR.
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If you make a bridle that that has loops so that both port and starboard cleats are used to equal the load out. I have done that before. Sometime the transom connection eyes are just to low in the water to work for skiing or tubing.

I would have a rope float of some kind a couple feet out from your transom to keep the line out of the props.
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Thank you. The transom connections are too low to connect a bridle to without getting in the water and swimming around the drives which is why I was wondering about the cleats.
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Check Bart's website they might have a bridle all made up for you that will have a pulley to attach your tubing line too.

I bet that's a fun ride behind your 3000. I have a 01 3000 with grandchildren getting of tubing age soon. You will have to take some pictures for us.
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I'm not familiar with that website could you send it to me. Thank you
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Old 08-18-2014, 04:03 AM   #7
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www.bartswatersports.com

Or just google water ski equipment
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The Padeyes have backing plates, while the cleats have washers. If the padeyes are too low, I'd consider either installing a set which are higher up, or installing a tow ring with a large backing plate. The boat planes better and its better for the skier/tuber if the line is higher on the boat anyway.
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