Sunday, September 18, 2016

World Record Tow Boats

I don't often post much about the Dyna-Ski 20' Closed Bow models which are mainly purchased by water ski show teams. These groups use these specialty Dyna-Ski tow boats to pull acts in their shows. The boats usually are powered by two or three large outboard engines.  The number of skiers these boats are capable of pulling is amazing.  In this article you will see pictures of some of the official Guinness World Records that have been pulled so far.

Dyna-Ski 20' Closed Bow with three 350 hp Mercury Verado engines. 
Todd Renn of Twin Lakes Marine built and drives the Aquanuts Dyna-Ski Tow boat. They have three triple motored Dyna-Ski Tow Boats.

Dyna-Ski Tow boat that has pulled most of the records is powered by three 300 hp Evinrude G2 engines.  Badgerland Water Ski Show Team in Wisconsin's Dyna-Ski is driven by Jason Hook.
They have two triples and two twin Dyna-Ski Tow Boats.

 Guinness World Record 60 Person Pyramid
 Guinness World Record 30 Barefoot Water Skiers
See the video and many others
40 Girl Ballet Line
See the video and many others at: 
 19 Mixed Double Couples
Beaverland Must Skis 5 High Human Pyramid
While not a world record there are not many ski teams that have done this dangerous pyramid.
Beaverland Must Skis Triple and Twin Dyna-Ski 
Evinrude G2 powered tow boats

The same people that build these powerful water ski boats can build you a new Dyna-Ski Water Ski boat.  All the same types of materials and techniques are used to build all Dyna-Ski boats. We build them strong enough for this extreme use so we can build one for you that will last a lifetime.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Storage Space

Most of the time my topics for this blog come from questions asked by people interested in Dyna-Ski Boats.  This topic is no different than the others.

I don't think much about storage space as I am fortunate to live on a lake and have for many years including all the years that I have owned a boat.  Lake Noquebay is a 2400+ acre shallow lake located an hours drive straight north of Green Bay, Wisconsin.  With a big lake we get large waves including white caps from time to time.  We also ski in fairly shallow water most of the time.  Pretty much everywhere we ski a person can stand on the lake bottom.  It is great to learn to ski on this lake as I just tell people to stand up when they fall eliminating the fear of drowning for some people.  It isn't a good lake to sky ski on.  Oops off topic already . . . . . . .

Storage space for gear is important if you trailer your boat to the lake or if you live on a lake and ever want to take your boat to a different lake. Dyna-Ski Open Bow boats have a decent amount of storage space for the size of the boat.  My trusty 1987 Hydrodyne 17.6 XB (closed bow) does not have much useful storage space.   The storage space of the 17.6 Open Bow and 20' Open Bow Family skier is the same except for the area under the sun deck on the 20' Open Bow Family Skier.  The 20' Open Bow Family Skier has a ton of space under the sun deck alone.

  Son John laying under the sun deck of the 20' Open Bow Family Skier.
The space is as wide as the boat and about 30" across. 
20' Open Bow Dyna-Ski with wrap around interior.
The pylon on the 20' Open Bow Family skier can be 
forward of the sun deck or behind it.

The wrap around interior has more storage space than the regular rear seat does.  All Dyna-Ski Boats can be ordered with the wrap around interior.  There is lots of room for life preservers under the rear seats and other small stuff.
  20' Open Bow with wrap around single color interior.
The wrap around seats are the same in the 17.6 & 20' Open Bows.
The bow seating and under seat storage area are the same in the 
17.6 Open Bow and the 20' Open Bows
The grab handles in the bow can be on top the deck, 
inside on the sides or deleted. This is a three color interior.

There is nothing dividing the three areas under the bow seats so skis, booms, extended pylons, etc. can be stored in this area.  The easiest way to put long things in here is from the drivers and passenger seats in the cockpit.  Access to this area is easier with the passenger bench seat.
  20' Open Bow with three color interior with a front passenger bench seat

The passenger bench seat provides more storage space than the passenger bucket seat and easy access to slide longer items into the storage space under the bow seats.
Passenger Bench Seat Closed (top picture) and Open (pictured below)
All the Open Bow models have two storage bins next to the motor well.
One for ropes and wet stuff
The other one gets the battery and oil tank
The battery and oil tank can be located under this area but access is very difficult if they are. There is so much other storage space that putting the battery and oil tank elsewhere is not something I would suggest. Of course if you have a four stroke motor or a motor that has a built in oil tank the only thing in this compartment is the battery. 

I should point out that the standard rear seat base is different than the wrap around rear seat base. This base under this seat allows longer things to be under this seat because the base is different. The seat base is fastened in the boat with hinges and pins although it can not be tilted forward.  The pins can be easily removed and the seat base can be removed or even turned around. The seat back is attached to the motor well.

Three color interior standard rear bench seat in a 17.6 Open Bow

 Standard rear bench seat in the open position
  20' Open Bow Family Skier with an Evinrude 225 HO

This post should give you a pretty good feel for the storage space in the Open Bow Dyna-Ski Boats. The 20' Open Bow Barefooter and 20' Closed Bow have the most interior room because there are no sun decks like on the 20' Open Bow Family Skier.  If you do not need massive storage space a 17.6 Open Bow may be the hot ticket for your skiing needs.  There are many other differences between a 17.6 and 20' Open Bow so that is the subject for another blog post. 

17.6 Open Bow with front bucket seats powered by a 150 Evinrude

Saturday, September 3, 2016

New and Older Dyna-Ski Videos

Well the long awaited next Dyna-Ski Video is on U Tube.  My 15 year old son John is the editor.  Many friends and family are a part of the various video clips used to put this together.  There are other videos John has made over the years and hopefully we can produce more of them quicker.  He takes some direction from old dad (pretty good) but he also sometimes does what he wants to no matter what.  Dyna-Ski is building and obviously selling more boats which is great but it does further divide the time we have to spend on the various aspects of our passion Dyna-Ski Boats.  John goes to high school, is very active with water skiing, hunting, fishing, ATV's, snowmobiles, trap shooting, chores around the house, works for some neighbors and plays high school basketball while my wife and I work real jobs as I call them.  We all still water ski but never as much as we should.  I would never buy a product from someone that does not use the product they sell.  We also listen to our customers.  Check out the video and check back every once in awhile.  Never can tell what he or we may come up with.  I'll give you a hint as a drone is in the near future . . . . . . . . we are about due for a website update I'm thinking. This blogs though is the best place for more frequent updates on information.  Way easier, faster and cheaper than changes to the website.

You can email me at or call me and leave a message at 715-854-7501 (land line so no texts) with questions, comments and such.  I often check my voice mail message from my cell phone so please leave an easy to understand phone number (say it slowly), don't rely on caller ID and giving me the number twice works much better on my end.  I answer all my emails personally and also return all my calls.  I am fairly quick about doing it all but work, travel, volume, etc. does slow the process some from time to time.  There is no longer a slow season or off period for us.  Some things do fall thru the cracks so asking twice or more is OK. You may get more than one reply also as I have a desktop computer, laptop, I Pad and I Phone which I use to reply and I'm forever figuring out and learning new things often the hard way . . . . . . . . . .