By Dan Armitage , Boating Magazine
As the unofficial final weekend of the summer boating season in my parts, on Labor Day I often find myself hosting the neighborhood kids and their parents for a day of watersports aboard the family pontoon. Such was the case earlier this month, but this year I offered something new besides water skis and wakeboards.
I’ve noticed over the years that rather than join in, more parents tended to stay at the dock or occupy a lounge chair aboard the pontoon boat and watch the younger folks have all the fun getting towed around the lake atop water skis, wakeboards and radical tubes. In an effort to get my fellow Baby Boomer-aged peers off their butts and back onto the water, over the course of the summer I did a little research into some tamer towables that may be a better fit – and a bit less intimidating — for my fellow middle-aged friends for their lakefront homes. My goal was to find two: an inflatable tube for slow-towing and a board for some faster action for guests who have some tow-sports experience and may want to attempt standing under tow.
For the inflatable, I hoped to find a platform that was large enough for…go to original article
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