I've posted our 7 and 8 person pulls. Fast-forward a few years and the boys in the group are looking more like men. When we were back in ND over the weekend we had enough gear to give it a go with five skiers.
The Combo Kings (note an extremely ratty collection of gear from some 20 yr old O.Brien performers to 45 yr old WhiteBears....um, Dad? these skis are sort of missing some of the vinyl on the bindings. That sure looks like a strap of rubber from an inner tube...... )
The GX180 Glastron with the 150 OB churned a bit, but popped them right up. I'll bring along extra skis and ropes next time.
Looks great, I have been part of a two person ski before. My 3.0 pulled us up pretty good but we both had to work it a little. We had a heavier person sitting in the bow as our spotter so that helped too.
As I mentioned we had up 8 when the group averaged less weight per skier. We've only used the 21" SS prop so far (this boat does 61 mph with this prop). I'd like to give the original 19" alum. a try next time.
I've posted about this before, but when we were at my mom's last visit I found a few slides from my early years skiing. The slides are great - I just did some quick scans at home so they are a bit fuzzy.
1969. Deep water start behind a 20 hp Merc on 14' aluminum boat. My 8, sister 10, brother 11. My sister on a pair of adult skis. My brother and I on jr. skis.
You can see from the prop wash and calm water behind the skiers that we are coming out of the water without too long a drag. Cool huh?
Better late than never, but I just saw this post for the first time and I swear I learned how to ski on a set of combos that looks just like the pair, second from the left, in the first pic. Amazing. I thought my family (a bigger lot of shamelessly cheap Bohemians you will never find) were the only ones that still use antique skis. My hat is off to you, sir. Classic stuff.
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