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Ski towing eye hook 2003 SD 187 I/O?

Psull Member Posts: 4
I've seen more recent models that have an eye hook for a tow rope above the swim platform.  Anybody know if the 2003 SD 187 I/O has one?  If so can you tow a tube with it?  Read the discussion on the ski pylon and the recommendation to use the hooks with a "Y" harness.  The boat I'm looking at has the optional swim platform.  Does the swim platform get in the way of using those hooks for towing a skier or tuber?

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  • cjjjdeck
    cjjjdeck Member, Moderator Posts: 1,872 ✭✭✭✭
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    The boat should have a tow eye just above the swim platform like mine does shown below.  This is the only place you should be towing tubes/inflatables.

    Also, what I find helps a lot when towing one of these water toys is using a Booster Ball installed on the tow line.  It prevents the tow line from submarining and gives a much more enjoyable ride.  The swim platform does not interfere with the tow line as your bow is usually up during a tow.

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