Been lurking for a while now. Just signed up and need to introduce myself. I live in the south central PA area. Our family owns a cabin on the Potomac river in Hagerstown Md area so that is where all the skiing is happening.
My 2 oldest kids have gone to Cobles ski school the last 2 summers for a week. My daughter who is 10 is turning out to be pretty good on the slalom ski.
I bought a Prostar 197 the end of last summer which is working out well for us as a beginner ski boat.
Since my daughter was running the course at cobles. We are working on getting a portable course for our water. After talking to several other skiers in our riverfront community. I discovered that there had been a course on the water in years past And it was only about a 1/4 mile off my dock. Their old course was a full portable with the river anchors and was left in all summer.
It was decided that since traffic is greatly increased since the old course was used. We would buy a new course from Ez-slalom that was just the main line with the entry gates and boat guides. The turn balls will be individually anchored
We will take the mainline entry gates and boat guides out on a regular basis but let the turn ball in
Here’s a question with permanent anchors for each end of the mainline what is an easy way to tension the mainline without having to get in the water each and every time we set it up and remove it.
I don’t think dragging the down river anchor with the boat is going to work since the turn balls are individually anchored we need that downriver anchor to stay in the same place so that the course is straight and aligned with the turn balls
One thought was to use two downriver anchors one to run the mainline rope through to keep it straight and one smaller one to pull with the boat to tension the line each time we put it in and out
Water depth is 7-10 feet