Sunday, October 3, 2010

Redneck Tow Rope

My friends and I fully admit to being rednecks. But sometimes that's the only way to have fun around here! And now that we have a boat, we will most likely have lots of opportunities to look dorky, but I'm sure we will have a great time doing it!

Yesterday, I told you about our first adventure at the lake. It was a last-minute trip, which didn't allow for much preparation. We actually already own a tow rope, but most of our "boat supplies" were at our friend's house in his boat. He lives about 15 miles in the opposite direction of where we were headed, which makes it pretty inconvenient to stop and get a tow rope for the water skis.

So the boys dug around in the barn to see what they could find, and this is what they came up with:

You might not be able to tell from the lousy camera phone photo, but this is not what a normal tow rope looks like. They are usually made out of soft, squishy materials that float easily. This particular "tow rope" is made from regular Atwoods rope they found on a shelf, strung through a piece PVC pipe they cut to be the handle.
They were actually quite pleased with their rope, and even saved it to use in the future. However if I ever attempt to ski, I intend to use a rope that wasn't made for typing up random farm equipment!


Glynn said...

Rope made to tie up random farm equipment is probably far more durable than rope intended to pull you behind the boat.