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Old    Heeb (heeb_v215)      Join Date: Feb 2007       05-08-2007, 10:43 PM Reply   
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 rope length or is that from the rear of the boat.......Thanks
Old    Justin Rodier (jwr)      Join Date: Jan 2006       05-08-2007, 10:45 PM Reply   
actual rope length
Old    Heeb (heeb_v215)      Join Date: Feb 2007       05-08-2007, 10:54 PM Reply   
Okay actual length from the boat .........Sorry about that
Old    rick ator (mkperceptions)      Join Date: Jan 2007       05-08-2007, 11:27 PM Reply   
wow I must be really long because im using the ski tow ring at the transom and im running 80
Old    kevin mcginty (kmcginty)      Join Date: Sep 2005       05-09-2007, 7:15 AM Reply   
I was actually curious about this too. Is 70 feet of line plus the 5' handle, 70' or 75', and are all handle lengs pretty close?
Old    Paul Bernier (wakeriderixi)      Join Date: Jan 2004       05-09-2007, 7:31 AM Reply   
Rope length is just that 'rope length'. It is measured from one end of the rope all the way down to the handle. If your like is 70' then your riding at 75'.
Old    Charlie (flboarder)      Join Date: Jul 2006       05-09-2007, 8:01 AM Reply   
I always calculate the handle into the rope length so if i say I ride at 70ft I use 65ft of rope then the 5ft for the handle. Also if you use the tow hook on the back of the boat you should ride 5ft shorter than you would using a tower to make it the same.
Old    Tony (guitsboy)      Join Date: Aug 2005       05-09-2007, 11:33 AM Reply   
Definable rope length. Tower positions vary for each boat. One mans 65 off the transom might be another mans 80 if its a forward swept tower mounted above the drivers head.

If someone is talking about a 75 foot rope length, and youre tied to the ski eye on the back, lessen it to 70 feet. Alternatively If your running a tower thats really far forward, you might lengthen it up to 80.

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