thinking about buying


Old 02-05-09, 02:09 PM
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thinking about buying

live on a small lake and would like to pull the kids on tubes. It is a 1971 18' Dixie bowrider with a 85hp mercury motor and trailer. i was wondering if this motor is big enough to pull a tube? and how fast would it go? thanks for any help. dennis
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Old 02-05-09, 05:03 PM
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Although I don't know about the particular model boat you have. I would think it would be a good boat to pull a tube and should pull a small skier. I'm only guessing that the hull is fairly heavy compaired to a new 18 foot hull so as far as speed I would say arround 30mph.
The good thing about a heavy boat is it makes a big wake and will make a good jump for the tube. Just take it easy on young kids, my uncle scared the crap out of me in a tube as a kid and to this day I refuse to get on one but I waterski and barefoot a lot.

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