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#571837 - 10/23/18 01:27 PM Tow Rope Catches on Swim Ladder  
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Our swim ladder sticks out from the extended swim platform and the tow rope catches on the outboard leg of the ladder. Ours is similar to On Holiday's Regal. I have been thinking about how to eliminate the problem and have a few ideas. I am thinking of something shaped like a rubber doorstop--not sure of material--fastened to the rub rail. Anybody like to suggest a solution? Are you still around, Al?

Here's On Holiday's Stern showing how the swim ladder sticks out.

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#571846 - 10/24/18 10:54 AM Re: Tow Rope Catches on Swim Ladder [Re: Jack T]  
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Only issues I have is when going slow getting set up. Once on plane the rope doesn't touch the ladder. We did get one of those booster balls for a Christmas present for our boys to keep the rope from dragging in the water while on plane.
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#571850 - 10/24/18 12:55 PM Re: Tow Rope Catches on Swim Ladder [Re: Jack T]  
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On Holiday:
Thanks for the loan of the photo. It was perfect. If, for some reason you would prefer to take it down, please let me know.

"Only issues I have is when going slow getting set up. Once on plane the rope doesn't touch the ladder."
This is what we have experienced as well. If the observer doesn't check it, when we hit-it, the rope either stays on the ladder or hops off, usually to the detriment of the skier getting up.


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