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Ensure you have the proper equipment: life jackets, tow rope, towable tube and a boat. Designate a driver and a spotter. Attach the tow rope to the tube. Tie off the rope to the stern (back) of the boat.
Towing a single tube is possible with 35HP. Skiing needs more power, and while a child can ski with 20HP, a heavier adult needs at least 60 HP on an appropriately sized boat. While you can wakeboard with as little as 25 HP, a quality wake generally requires a 135+HP loaded boat.
For tubing, the rope should be at least 50 feet long. Wakeboard ropes typically range from 45-70 feet, and waterski ropes generally range between 60-70 feet. In both cases, shorter rope lengths usually work best for less experienced skiers and boarders.
Purchase braided water-resistant rope.

Buy at least 3 to 4 feet (0.91 to 1.22 m) of rope for each tube you`re tied to. Use a rope no thicker than 12 inch (13 mm) in diameter since it will be more of a burden to tie. Rolls of braided rope can be purchased at stores that specialize in outdoor goods.

Peak pressure is nearly 3.0 psi, which is plenty of pressure to get your towables nice and firm. Don`t Forget to Bring a Hand Pump Along For Top Offs… Once you`ve been on the lake for awhile, you`ll want to check your tube pressure, and take a minute to top off with a hand pump if it`s gone a bit soft.
Pumps: First, it is important to know that tubes do not require high pressure; they are low pressure / high volume products. If you could measure the pressure in a fully inflated tube, it would be around 2 PSI. Most towable tubes can be inflated using one good electric pump or a combination of 12 volt and hand pumps.
The most practical type of tube for the river is something with a mesh bottom (unlike those donut-like pool floats), which makes them more comfortable to lay in for hours, keeps you cool from the water underneath, and provides a catch-all for things you might have with you (like a water bottle or dry bag).
Tubing doesn`t require quite as much speed, and you can start to have fun at around 15 miles per hour. A pontoon boat with a 70 horsepower engine is plenty for tubing. At that level, you might be able to get up on skis too, but 90 HP will serve you much better.
In general, cyanoacrylate instant adhesive is the best choice for bonding rubbers. More commonly known as super glue, this product cures in just seconds and lets you know quickly whether or not the bond will hold.
Although a repair may not be permanent, you can repair either a silicone or urethane rubber mold so that you can at least get a few more castings. You can then use that a casting to make a new mold.
On rigid inflatable boats of less than 5.5m to 6m, it is generally advisable to use a PVC tube fabric, especially because of the cost.
A high quality, well cared for inflatable can be expected to last anywhere between 5-10 years. This range is determined by where they are used and how well they are cared for. While PVC has improved dramatically over the years, UV degradation is still a major factor in the life of an inflatable.
One mechanical horsepower lifts 550 pounds (250 kg) by 1 foot in 1 second.
James Watt determined that one horse could exert 330 pounds of force in moving a load 100 feet in one minute. also be expressed as 1 hp = 33,000 foot-pounds/ minute or 1 hp = 550 foot-pounds/second. $ Refer to the example of one person exerting 40 pounds of force to pull an object 2 feet in 2 minutes.
horsepower, the common unit of power; i.e., the rate at which work is done. In the British Imperial System, one horsepower equals 33,000 foot-pounds of work per minute—that is, the power necessary to lift a total mass of 33,000 pounds one foot in one minute.
We always recommend that you choose a rope with a strength 2 to 2.5 times the weight of what you`re trying to pull. For example, if you have a piece of equipment that is 40,000 lbs, a good choice would be our 1-1/2″ rope, since it has a breaking strength of 90,000 lbs.
As a general guideline for beginners, opt for a rope that`s 3 feet taller than you. More experienced jumpers may want to use a shorter jump rope, which will rotate more quickly for faster jumps.
Polypropylene rope is resistant to rot, mildew and UV light making it a great rope for rainy days, coastal locations, or tropical climates. It is also a great rope for tying knots and will stay in place without slipping when wet.
Find the Right Length

According to the Water Sports Industry Association (WSIA), tow ropes for tubing must be at least 50 feet in length, but not to exceed 65 feet. The rope needs to be at least 50 feet otherwise it can cause spraying from the crest of the wave.

Inflation Air Pressure: A float tube bladder should be inflated enough to make the wrinkles in the cover material disappear, no more. When inflated to 3 – 4 psi, the tube is very firm, not rock hard. Try to not over inflate your tube.
They are made from 600-1000 Denier Polyester plus 26-28 oz. UV treated PVC. This is the same material that many ocean-going inflatables and inflatable military boats have. Every seam has been heat-welded to provide maximum strength.
Minimum pressure at wide open throttle should be about 12PSI. If you are running WOT and trimmed out properly, and still getting 30 psi, I`d say your engine is too low. Raise it on the jack plate until you either gain rpm with no increase in speed, or water pressure drops below 12psi.
PSI stands for pounds per square inch and will tell you how much air your board is able to take and how much it needs for optimum performance.
Manufacturers specify inflation pressure for their boats for a reason; they want you to have a good experience. Inflating to the recommended pressure gives you the best performance possible. Usually the recommended pressure is 2 to 2.5 psi, however most of the time, boaters run much lower than this.

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Fixing Rowenta lighter
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Protruding tube the air was not let out of the tube during a hot time last year and the tube developed an acorn look, protruding in the center, can we ger a new tube? If so where and how much?
ANSWER : Never really got into river rafting sounds like fun though. Anyways if you seach on the internet you can find sevylor merchandise. You can just about purchase anything on the internet anymore. Here is the website, you can click on this link and go straight to it. If you dont want to purchase it online you can use the websites dealer locator and find a store in your area. Good luck hope you have fun.

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I have a thermos ice chest (Thermos 96) the hinges are broken and the drain plug needs to be replaced. Where do I find replacement parts for the ice chest?
ANSWER : Hi, replacement parts can be found on amazon, take a look here: Amazon com thermos ice chest hinges. Wish you best of luck. Dennis

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I just purchased this Yamaha boat w/Twin MR-1 140hp motors, less than 100hrs (60 prox)and the starboard motor only reached 8000rpm on a 10000 redline spec (the port motor reaches 10000rpm. I have replaced the spark plugs immediatly and now the motor reaches 9500rpm. When the plugs were replaced the plug wire top of the plugs had a black powder residue (like graphite)and #1 & 4 plug electrode end were black minimal soot and #2 & #3 had a white color residue on the ceramic.

Any suggestions to attain the full 10000rpm?

A Yamaha dealer is 100 miles, so I would like to fix myself if possible. Thanks

ANSWER : I never rec’d an answer…..I WANT A REFUND!

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My swimming pool. I have just had my fifth IC 40 Intellichlor chlorine generator installed in 4 years at a cost of over $900 today. Each one has worked for no more than 8 months. The first three were replaces under three year warranty, the fourth by a factory rep and I bought the fifth today. The first three all failed with Flow Chk PCB error message. The fourth just stopped working on Sunday, no power or lights. A local Pentair warranty person, whom I paid a Service Call, unplugged the unit, opened the small power center cover, showed me the green light indicating that there was power, plugged in a new IC 40 which worked immediately (as did the other four). I asked if I should replace the power center and he said that it’s basically just a transformer and is working fine. We do get occasional power blips that make the clocks on microwaves, etc blink, but I thought that the power center essentially isolates the cell from these. I do have a Florida Power and Light surge protector on the electrical box that brings power into the house. I have now talked to the pool builder, two Pentair warranty repairmen and one factory rep. I am at a loss. They all tell me they have no idea why these units fail after less than a year. This last IC 40 was installed 3/24/2010, version 2.0 and now failed in less than 5 months. Should I replace the power center that the IC 40 plugs into. Any other suggestions. I have been told that this is the best chlorinator. I don’t want to keep replacing units. By the way, each unit had been spotless inside. I keep the water chemicals and salt levels at ideal levels. The units have never worked long enough to get dirty inside. The power center is connected to an Intellitouch control system outside with an indoor control panel. Last time I called Pentair North Carolina and got some smart alec tech person that had no suggestions. Please Help if you can.
ANSWER : I’ve had the same experiance. On my fifth one as well. Fail every year. No idea why.

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Can’t find a replacement tube for wheel on instep bike trailer
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How to replace outer tie rod ends on a 1998 Buick LeSabre Limited
ANSWER : A set of wrenches, a beer and some gloves. First jack the car up, remove the tire and wheel,pull the cotter pin out of the bolt, remove the castle nut( nut with notches cut out), measure the old rod end with the new, mark the threads on the tie rod to have good judgment of where the other end was, place wrench on the flats in the spot on the rod,the other on the end, turn in opposite directions and turn only the rod end to remove,now the mark on the rod you have left is where you tighten the new one to if the parts are equally the same length,if not adjust it accordingly, screw the nut back on tight and replace the pin. Now go get it aligned.

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