Ski Tow Bar for Pontoon

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Ski Tow Bar for Pontoon

#1 Post by jimmony » Mon Mar 12, 2012 6:13 pm

I just purchased a used 2010Premier Sunsation 220. The only thing that I wish it had that it does not is a Ski tow bar. Does anyone know if I can have one installed after market? If yes, where can I find one to fit the boat? Thanks

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Re: Ski Tow Bar for Pontoon

#2 Post by Mrtoler » Mon Mar 12, 2012 6:25 pm

Your dealer if you want a exact fit but you can also get them at bass pro shops through tracker but they are about $400... Alot of people just custom fab there own
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Re: Ski Tow Bar for Pontoon

#3 Post by Ray Jr. » Tue Mar 13, 2012 3:06 am

A Premier dealer could hook you up with the factory ski bar, But Premier says not to use the ski bar for tubes. If you are pulling tubes they recommend a harness/yoke attached to the log eyes on a 2 log boat, and to the U-bolts on the center log if its the PTX package. You can also use the harness/yoke for pulling skiers too.
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#4 Post by GrandDad » Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:44 am

I think I might still go with the Premier tow bar. I dont recall ours having any kind of warning about not towing tubes with it - and it is certainly far more substantial (although I would guess more pricey too) than an aftermarket tow bar.
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Re: Ski Tow Bar for Pontoon

#5 Post by jimmony » Tue Mar 13, 2012 7:00 pm

Mine is a two log boat. I had thought that I had read a different thread on here where people did not reccomend using the log eyes, as that could put to much stress on them and they could develop cracks. When I had my Wellcrart I used a harness yoke attached to the two U bolts and that worked fine. Maybe I will just do that with the toon. It would be a much cheaper solution.

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Re: Ski Tow Bar for Pontoon

#6 Post by Ray Jr. » Wed Mar 14, 2012 3:06 am

jimmony wrote:Mine is a two log boat. I had thought that I had read a different thread on here where people did not reccomend using the log eyes, as that could put to much stress on them and they could develop cracks. When I had my Wellcrart I used a harness yoke attached to the two U bolts and that worked fine. Maybe I will just do that with the toon. It would be a much cheaper solution.
I read the same thing when I got my first Premier(2 logger) the dealer had said to use the harness on the log eyes. I thought the dealer was a straight shooter but still checked directly with Premier after reading that it was a no-no. Premier said yes hook to the log eyes if its a 2 logger. Dealer was a straight shooter as I thought.
I also highly recommend using a Sports stuff booster ball if towing tubes, it gets the rope out of the water and makes it much easier to sling the tube out of the wake.
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Re: Ski Tow Bar for Pontoon

#7 Post by curtiscapk » Wed Mar 14, 2012 6:17 am

Fab one!
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Re: Ski Tow Bar for Pontoon

#8 Post by jafo9 » Fri Mar 16, 2012 4:09 am

for that recent of a boat, i'd go with an OEM from premier. the new ones look sturdier than the stock one on my '03. fwiw, we pull multiple tubes from our ski bar without a problem. if you do attach to the lower mounts, i'd get one of those balls to keep it out of the water.
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Re: Ski Tow Bar for Pontoon

#9 Post by GXPWeasel » Fri Mar 16, 2012 2:12 pm

I'm in the same boat as Curtis here... Fab one yourself. I spent about $80 I think on mine (including the case of beer and handle of whisky I purchase for the friend to weld it for me since I don't have a welder myself). I did the yoke thing with a tube, and knee board, and if you're used to a ski boat pulling you, it sucks to be towed behind a toon with the yoke on the log eyes. Just pulls you accross the water, and not up and out of the water. I have no problems now dragging the rope in the water, and can fling a tube or 2 kneeboarders around like they are rag dolls. And this is with a 90hp on a 26 footer.
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Re: Ski Tow Bar for Pontoon

#10 Post by kryptonite » Fri Mar 16, 2012 5:34 pm

Here's a thread of one I built.



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Re: Ski Tow Bar for Pontoon

#11 Post by jimmony » Sat Mar 17, 2012 5:57 pm

Thanms for the input everyone.

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