holy good grief! are these prices real?
$1500Turbo Swing GIANT - Ski Tow and Tubing Bar
DESCRIPTION Turbo Swing GIANT Ski Tow and Tubing Tow Bar, Stainless Steel, Mounts on Outboard Motor Mounts - fits Up to 350 HP Outboard Style Engines. Fits on most models of most years, started using in 2012.Turbo Swing XL - Ski Tow and Tubing Bar
DESCRIPTION Turbo Swing XL Ski Tow and Tubing Tow Bar, Stainless Steel, Mounts on Outboard Motor Mounts - fits Up to 140 HP Outboard Style Engines. Fits on most models of most years, started using in 2012.Turbo Swing XXL - Ski Tow and Tubing Bar
DESCRIPTION Turbo Swing XXL Ski Tow and Tubing Tow Bar, Stainless Steel, Mounts on Outboard Motor Mounts - fits Up to 250 HP Outboard Style Engines. Fits on most models of most years, started using in 2012.
I went to their webpage and looked up the closest dealerhttp://www.turboswing.com/usa/find+dealer/
(with a website)
Turned out to behttp://www.nisswamarine.com
I told him I had a 90 hp on a Sweetwater 2086, he said I would need an XL
He has 1 in stock
good for 70-140hp $850
Installation would be another $90
For installation the bar uses 2 holes in the motor mount and then you have to drill 2 additional bolt holes in the transom
These units have been hard to keep in stock
He is the only one that has them, Premier is installing them 'factory direct', they come from the Netherlands
When I asked about he difference between using this and the pontoon tube eyelet lift holes, he said it was a little bit higher, but not much. He has been promoting, sportstuff turbo ball ($90) to keep the rope out of the water, he said it works good because it can 'roll' as the tube is swinging.
So then I tried a local dealership and completely struck out, not even a price estimate. He can get them, but he will not give me a price or a model number until I give him a VIN. He said he has to provide the VIN to the manufacturer so they can tell him which of their ski/tube bars will fit your hull configuration.
I would try a Sweetwater dealer before ponying up for the Turbo Swing.
When I had this problem, I built my own. But in the process I was also provided with this link. This ebay seller has a few styles for sale for much less, about $230.http://stlouis.ebayclassifieds.com/part ... ?ad=381186