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Ski Pylon / Swim Platform

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I have a 1800 lund fisherman that is a real pain to try and climb back into after swimming or skiing....so I am needing to install a swim platform. The delema is with a platform. Im thinking the ski harness will get caught up or pull hard against the platform..? Since my boat is mainly used for fishing, I would also like to put a kicker motor on in the future..then I really wouldnt think the harness would work.

Next thing would be to put on a ski pylon, but those say not to pull a tube. I like the idea of the pylon but still want to use the boat for tubing also.

What do you guys who have a similar setup with a swim platform do?

(A search of old posts didnt answer my questions)

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why can't you use a ski pylon for tubing? I've had friends do it before when using their boats. You're center of gravity may be a little higher making it easier to roll the tube but rolling the tube and skipping across the water at 20 mph is half the fun.

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I have a lund fisherman and I put a removeable ski pylon in. It works great and I use it for pulling everything. Comes in and out in a minute or 2. Try swivel eze

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When I got a ski pylon last year the person I talked to at Swivel-Eze said that because the pylon is pulling up on the tube it is easier for the tube to become airborne.

A few years ago there were some tubes on the market that would get 10 to 15' in the air and people were getting spinal injuries.

Those tubes have been outlawed but companies like Swivel-Eze and Springield are trying to cover there backside with the "Not Recomended For Tubing" disclaimer.

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I ordered a swim platform today. The last boat rigger I talked to said my ski harness should still work and not get caught on the platform. I guess we'll see.

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