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igkyaigkya Posts: 501 Solid Baller
edited October 21 in Other Stuff
For those that have a permanent course, what do you do with the buoys at the end of the season? Leave em in, take em out, replace with old ones, other, etc?

Edit: Our course has individual anchors/lines with sub-buoys.


  • thagerthager Posts: 4,306 Mega Baller
    I sink them to the bottom and wait! Accusink.
    Stir vigorously then leave!
  • MISkierMISkier Posts: 2,253 Mega Baller
    edited October 21
    We take them out, connect a portion of swim noodle, and adjust the line so that the noodle is completely submerged a few inches below the surface. When the ice is out, we reach down about a foot to 18" and retrieve the noodle, adjust the line upward a bit, and reconnect the buoy.

    We have individual anchors also.
    The worst slalom equipment I own is between my ears.
  • eleeskieleeski Posts: 3,624 MM Trick Skier / Eccentric Person
    I just tied in new buoys. They should last the winter without me having to get in the water. Hassle free skiing all winter.

  • ScottScottScottScott Posts: 593 Crazy Baller
    End of the season? Whats that? Must be some northern thing.......
  • MarcoMarco Posts: 1,406 Crazy Baller
    In the fall, we swap out our good buoys with older ones, so in the spring we are ready to ski without diving in cold water to install buoys. Once it warms up, we swap the old balls with freshly painted bubble buoys.

    Our lake is small with no current so ice/wind damage is not an issue.

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