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Underwater Tow board..
tazzer9797 - 10/05/2011 11:32 AM
Category: Equipment
Replies: 6

I was wondering if anyone has an expierence with this device ( ) . Also I am looking for a web site that has the safe and proper way to use it as well...( I have a side scan unit... want to use the tow board to search sonar found spots that look interesting)
ScottCS - 10/06/2011 4:40 PM
I haven’t tried one but am very interested. I you do happen to purchase one please let us know how it works!

tazzer9797 - 10/06/2011 5:37 PM
Hey Scott..I have a borrowed unit but I did order my own. Going out this weekend to see how it works. I have a 20 ft Zodiac with a sidescan unit on and I have marked a few sites I want to eyeball. Will let you know how it goes...DIVE SAFE 
tazzer9797 - 10/10/2011 2:24 PM
First test run went off beautifuly. Lake Ontario water was like glass. My Bud Jeff did as 20 minute sweep of a small area at 45-55ft depth. Viz was 20-30ft and was little to no worries about mask wobble or reg problems. Towed at a dead idle speed(3-4mph) Lots of time to check out the area, look at putor and compass. All in all a great day on the water... Stay tuned... Any questions please feel free to shot me a line. 
sadfish - 10/13/2011 9:06 AM
Sounds AWESOME. Did you start on the surface and dive as the boat takes off? 
tazzer9797 - 10/13/2011 10:16 AM
We found it easier to let diver go down to about 25-30 feet to start... easier to equalize and prep for the ride.. same at end of run..Let go of board, send a saftey marker up and do your saftey stop that way...Again a few little tweeks to do but all in all ..Looks like a great way to check out an area I mark on my side csan unit...
UWnewbee - 2/13/2012 10:22 AM
WOW,, havent seen one of these in years!! when i was a kid a friends dad told us about these, the term back then was called a "planer board" and thats what it was,, a wooden board with 2 handles, although,, found out a few things very fast about them,, go very very slow, Ive ended up with my mask around my ankles, when "somebody" up top thinks we should go a "lil faster" lol it was all good though, fun times of bein a kid which also, the person on top in the boat had to be warned that we "Were NOT water skiing"