Generally speaking, if you want someone wakeboarding or water skiing behind you then your boat needs to be moving at a minimum of 20 miles per hour. Even better is running at 26 or 27 miles per hour for good water skiing. A 70 horsepower engine is usually going to get you enough speed to get up on water skis.
How much horsepower do you need to pull a water skier?
Water skiing with 90 HP and above
A 90 HP motor is the general minimum horsepower to use for a competent adult slalom skier. A boat with a dry weight of 990 lbs combined with a 90 HP engine will offer enough power for a rider up to 160 lbs to perform a successful deep-water start and slalom at a top speed of 35 mph.
Will a 75 hp motor pull a skier?
A 75 hp motor will pull skiers no problem. The main thing would to have a second prop at least 2 pitchs lower to help give you more power to pull them up.
Will a 90 hp pull a skier?
A 90 horsepower motor can be enough to pull an 18 ft boat with a water skier behind. … With enough horsepower in the motor, it’s possible to do things like wakeboarding, tubing, and skiing even in a pontoon boat.
Will a 50 HP pontoon pull a tube?
Can you pull a tube with a 50 hp motor? The 50HP will definitely be enough to pull the kids on a tube. Tube speeds don’t have to be excessive, and since they float, it doesn’t take much power to get them gliding across the water.
How fast will a 75 hp outboard go?
The 75hp might be able to push the boat to 32 mph, but with the throttle jammed against the stops, that’s not possible.
How much HP do I need for tubing?
Horsepower and Speed
Tubing doesn’t require quite as much speed, and you can start to have fun at around 16 miles per hour. A pontoon boat with a minimum of 70-90 horsepower will give you the ability to get you tubing. At that level, you might be able to get up on skis too, but 115 HP will serve you much better.
Can you water ski with a tampon?
Yes, you can water ski with a tampon in. You can do anything you want with a tampon, there is no limit.
Can you water ski behind a Zodiac?
Having your crew move forward into the bow definitely helps the boat get onto a plane rather than pushing through the water on starts. I have a zodiac Futura MK2 and yes you can ski behind it, but it is not good ride on a single ski. At first we tried that and had a hard time getting up.