Skiing behind a 3360

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Skiing behind a 3360

Postby Taylor and Amy » Sun Jul 25, 2010 9:52 am

Ok,
I know this is not the brightest idea anyone has ever had, but the Admiral is determined that we can ski behind our 3360 (or at least pull a tube). :roll: I pointed out that there are no attachment points for a ski rope on the aft end for a reason. 8-) However, I said I would ask the experts......Has anyone tried this and or could we attach a "bridle" to the cleats on the aft end of the boat so that one could center a ski rope? Any ideas/pictures? I am up for suggestions.
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Re: Skiing behind a 3360

Postby PleasureTime » Sun Jul 25, 2010 10:51 am

IMHO I don't think the stern cleats would have any problem holding a bridle setup to pull a skier. Most like to ski in the 30 MPH range so if you don't mind the fuel consumption, give a whirl.
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Re: Skiing behind a 3360

Postby LuvnLifeII » Sun Jul 25, 2010 1:28 pm

We used to ski, wakeboard and tube behind our 3350 with no problem using a bridal attached to the two upper cleats. We just ran with the trim tabs down to slow the boat for the skier a little.
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Re: Skiing behind a 3360

Postby mikee » Sun Jul 25, 2010 9:08 pm

I pulled skiers and a tube behind my 260. As for skiers, it certainly would not be something for a beginner. The wake on my boat is big, I can imagine what it is like behind a 30+ foot boat. Tubing would be a little easier but be careful when you send them across the wake; lots of white water.
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Re: Skiing behind a 3360

Postby Taylor and Amy » Sun Jul 25, 2010 10:34 pm

Thanks for all the info. I agree that the wake is pretty intimidating. I may still have her sit facing aft and cob it from a dead start and let her see the wake. Up to now we have been pretty much facing forward the whole time. :D
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Re: Skiing behind a 3360

Postby Canada » Mon Jul 26, 2010 10:17 am

Apart from the boat was not designed as a ski or wake boat, there would be no problems per say if the skier / tuber wanted to cross the bigger wake produced. I don't even think the boat would know there is someone behind it.

However, there is one point not mentioned. I get paranoid with lines in the water never mind a ski rope. Even the floating ploy lines......

If your boat is anything like my 3260 I had, when coming off plane, there is a lot of back wash that comes over the swimplatform. I would be concerned that the same effect might even pull the ski rope under the swim platform and into the dual props which would be a real pain.

You would need to watch this very carefully when the skier drops off and you are coming back down and/or pulling in the line to keep it away from the props.
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Re: Skiing behind a 3360

Postby DogDaze » Mon Jul 26, 2010 11:52 am

For those of you w/FB:

We have a friend skiing behind an old 35' Chriscraft Cabin Cruiser... it's a hoot.. :)

http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/vid ... 8120983165

Still makes me LOL... :)
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Re: Skiing behind a 3360

Postby DPiper » Fri Aug 06, 2010 10:39 am

We ski and tube behind our 2660. We use a bridal with floats attached to the stern cleats. Use a 100' rope to get back away from the tall wake....unless you just don't care for the person, then use the 60' rope. :D
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Re: Skiing behind a 3360

Postby mikee » Fri Aug 06, 2010 9:52 pm

DPiper wrote: Use a 100' rope to get back away from the tall wake....

Check your state's regulations. In Pennsylvania the maximum length of ski rope is 80'.
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Re: Skiing behind a 3360

Postby DPiper » Fri Aug 06, 2010 10:12 pm

No max length here in Florida or at least it's not in the regulations. Kids say we have a 75' rope plus the bridal. The comment was ment as a joke but if I ever want to ski in PA, I will keep that in mind.
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Re: Skiing behind a 3360

Postby KENTnSUZI » Sat Aug 21, 2010 5:48 pm

This is a picture of a wakeboarder behind a 3350. It was sent to me from a dealer in Arizona.


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Re: Skiing behind a 3360

Postby zimbabwe » Sat Aug 21, 2010 11:03 pm

KENTnSUZI wrote:This is a picture of a wakeboarder behind a 3350. It was sent to me from a dealer in Arizona.


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Re: Skiing behind a 3360

Postby Taylor and Amy » Sun Aug 22, 2010 11:09 pm

That is a great photo. We got the bridle built and will try it in the next couple of weeks. I think we will get some floats as well....just to make sure. Will try to get some pictures (if I can get them down to size). :D
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Re: Skiing behind a 3360

Postby Lake effect » Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:33 am

Taylor, I know this is an old (old old) thread, but did you do it? I have the same boat.... and a very similar dog so your pic is looking familiar! I was thinking of some slower tubing. The gas bill will be huge.
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Re: Skiing behind a 3360

Postby Batchski » Sun Jul 16, 2017 2:11 pm

I pulled some tubers behind my 3060 once. It's a lot of work for sure since it's a little harder to control the ropes with all the water movement behind the boat. I made a V-shaped harness from an old ski rope, and then hooked the tube rope to that. That helped keep the line out of the wash a little bit. It pulls the tube fine with a long enough line on it, but I didn't feel comfortable with that big of boat. I did the whole thing as a favor for a kids birthday, and was pretty happy when we were done! :D I kept my old ski boat for a few reasons, and this is one of them!
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Re: Skiing behind a 3360

Postby ShaLyn Too » Sun Jul 23, 2017 6:31 am

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A flip on a trick ski behind a 4460.
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Re: Skiing behind a 3360

Postby 40GT » Sun Sep 10, 2017 10:42 pm

One other consideration is insurance?
Does your "cruiser" insurance cover water skiers / tubing activities?
I know mine does not.
But that can be changes for a few more dollars / year.
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Re: Skiing behind a 3360

Postby 40GT » Tue Sep 12, 2017 5:00 pm

"A flip on a trick ski behind a 4460."

Now that's pretty cool.
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