Simojo Posted June 6, 2012 Share Posted June 6, 2012 We have a portable course that we install in our semi-private lake. The lake is approximately 25-30' deep in some areas and when the wally's come out with their tubes they have a tendency to knock off buoys. Unfortunately, when they knock off a turn buoy, the end of the pipe sinks to the bottom and causes the other end of the pipe by the diamond to stick up out of the water. This creates a potentially dangerous situation for skiers, tubers, or boats and if someone/something were injured/damaged by the pipe, we may lose the privilege of putting the course in our lake. Are we missing something or installing it incorrectly? We do have the open-cell foam strips inside one section of pipe per turn buoy, but I assume that is just to help keep the sag out of the pipes, not float them. Any suggestions? I suppose we could lengthen all the ropes on the buoys and boat guides to 10' or 15' so that the pipes don't have so far to pivot to reach the bottom, plus it would give the other end by the diamond more room to come up without breaking the surface. Or we could go to the time/expense of putting in a permanent course. Thanks for the help! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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