Most Sea-Doo models will come equipped with a tow eyelet at the back of the seat or a ski pylon attached to the rear deck. This is where you’ll attach the tow rope to your Sea-Doo. It’s important to note the tow eyelet should be used for tubing. The ski pylon is only meant for skiers and wakeboarders. Never use the ski pylon to tow a tube.
PRO TIP: Never carry cargo accessories on the rear deck when practicing tow sports as they can interfere with the tow rope.
Select Sea-Doo models are equipped with a Ski Mode to provide five pre-set acceleration profiles called, “Ramps,” that give you the perfect launch for your desired tow preferences. Ramp 1 is the slowest setting with gentle acceleration - great for beginners or young riders. Each ramp increases the acceleration and top speed, with Ramp 5 being the quickest and fastest tow setting for more experienced riders. This unique feature allows the driver to deliver the exact acceleration and speed for the given activity while maintaining their focus on steering rather than throttle lever modulation.
No matter what watersport you’re taking part in, you’ll want to make sure your equipment is in good condition. That includes skis, boards, tubes and ropes. Check the rope for any damage or fraying before you set out on the water.
Proper tow rope length is also important for your given activity and experience level. For tubing, the rope should be at least 50 feet long. Wakeboard ropes typically range from 45-70 feet, and waterski ropes generally range between 60-70 feet. In both cases, shorter rope lengths usually work best for less experienced skiers and boarders.
It’s the responsibility of both driver and spotter to be aware of the location of the rope. Always make sure the tow rope is clear of obstructions and not wrapped around anyone’s feet or hands. Keep the tow rope clear of the jet pump intake, as it can become tangled and cause damage to the watercraft.