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heeb_v215 05-08-2007 11:07 PM

Hey I know this is somewhat of a repeat thread from the other day, but when everyone is saying they use 75ft or so , is that actual length from the boat or the rope length ......Thanks

bftskir 05-09-2007 2:49 PM

rope and handle

guido 05-09-2007 2:56 PM

That would be the length from the point at which the rope mounts. Whether it be from the back of the boat, or the tower.

bftskir 05-09-2007 3:18 PM

what? <BR>its the rope and handle length. <BR>doesn't matter where its attached <BR>dont get confused <BR>its the rope and handle length <BR>usually 70 ft rope + 5 ft handle, the 70ft rope usually has some 5ft take offs if you want to go shorter and get across the wakes easier(narrower)

jusstty 05-09-2007 3:33 PM

I concur..... with bftskir

andy13 05-09-2007 8:29 PM

with a 75 foot rope attached to the tower and the tower being roughly 6 feet above where it would attach to the back of the boat you are going to lose only about a half a foot in your actual length from the boat. <BR> <BR>just use the old a^2+b^2=c^2 <BR> <BR>except in this case since you are given the hypotnuse (your rope) which is c^2 and the height from the back of your boat up to the tower which is b^2 you are going to use c^2-b^2=a^2 <BR>where a^2 is your distance from back of the boat <BR> <BR>although this varies because your tower tow point is not directly above the boat <BR> <BR>(Message edited by andy13 on May 09, 2007)

05-09-2007 10:28 PM

bftskir- I believe that's what Evan was saying.

jetpilotz 05-10-2007 12:13 AM

The way I figure, ride where you like man, no math required. <BR> <BR>(Message edited by jetpilotz on May 10, 2007)

heeb_v215 05-10-2007 4:59 PM

Thanks Andy Lucas

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