Know Your Towable Tubes and Tow Ropes

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Although we are currently in the cold months and it is winter time, it is important to remember we live in Florida. Because of this, the weather is always unpredictable. Today it can be in the lower 60s, however, tomorrow it can be sunny in the 80s. We live in the Sunshine State, after all. Why not take advantage of these warm winter days out on the water. Sealed Air Repairs Inc. suggest you get familiar with towable tubes. These tubes will make some fun in the sun for everyone across the USA.

Which Tube Is Right For You

Towing a tube behind your boat is one of the most versatile and age-friendly activities the whole family can enjoy. Whether on the lake, river or ocean, tubing delivers excitement and joy for kids and adults. With today’s innovative designs, picking the right tube can become overwhelming. Some tubes can deliver a fast, exhilarating ride while others create a slower, more leisurely ride. Most tubes accommodate full-sized adults and children comfortably, but be sure to check your tubes max weight and rider limit before pulling multiple people on one tube.

Towable Tube Basics

When space is an issue, consider buying a single person or two person tube. These affordable tubes are lighter and will not overwhelm your boat once inflated. There are some larger two-person tubes on the market, so remember to check the dimensions if you need a more compact sized tube.

If you have younger children or your riders wants to do some side-by-side riding, consider getting a multi-person tube. Knowing what kind of ride your riders want is one of the critical components of providing a fun, carefree day on the water. Younger children or first-timers may want a buddy to ride along with them while older children and adults enjoy the camaraderie multi-person tubes promote.

  • Types of Tubes
  • Open Top Tubes
  • Deck Tubes
  • Ride-in & Cockpit Style Tubes
  • Dual Tow Point Tubes
  • Rocker Tubes
  • Unique Concept Tubes

Tow Ropes

According to the Water Sports Industry Association (WSIA), tube ropes must be at least 50 feet in length but not exceeding 65 feet. A rope shorter than 50 feet will tow the tube in the crest of the wake spraying the riders in the face. Ropes are designed for different sized tubes and using the wrong rope can cause damage to it. For example, using a four-person tube with a tow rope rated for a two-person tube can cause the rope to break.

  • 1 rider
    • Max weight of rider: 170 lbs.
    • Rope Tensile Strength: 1,500 lbs.
  • 2 riders
    • Max weight of riders: 340 lbs.
    • Rope Tensile Strength: 2,375 lbs.
  • 3 riders
    • Max weight of riders: 510 lbs.
    • Rope Tensile Strength: 3,350 lbs.
  • 4 riders
    • Max weight of riders: 680 lbs.
    • Rope Tensile Strength: 4,100 lbs.
  • 5-6 riders
    • Max weight of riders: 850-1050 lbs.
    • Rope Tensile Strength: 6,100 lbs.

Contact Us Today

When it comes to towable tubes, we are the experts to trust. We have all the expertise that you can want with a PVC boat repair company. Sealed Air Repairs, Inc. is the best in the USA. Call or visit us today for more information.