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Ski Tow Bar detached 2017 SS188
Our first season on the water with a brand new ss188 last year. The tow bar broke away from the inside hull while pulling a skier. The bar was securely bolted to a piece of plywood which was glued to the transom with no bolts. Our dealer repaired securely with stainless bolts on a larger block. Not sure if something was missed in production or if this is the standard for a fixed bar. Check your setup before you ski!
Otherwise we are very happy with the boat and our NH dealer is fantastic!