Monterey 228SS - tow ring on swim platform

Discussion in 'Powerboats' started by Phil1700, Apr 26, 2011.

  1. Phil1700
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    In process of buying my first boat (grew up with boats but first that I'll own). Looking at Monterey 228 SS. Overall seems pretty decent and the Volvo Penta 5.7 is strong. One item that seems unusual is the placement of the tow ring. It is on the swim platform and not the stern. Looks like a risk for damaging the platform, twisting the supports, or even pulling it straight out of the platform. Factory response on the Monterey forum says it is calibrated for waterski towing only - no tubes or wakeboards. Anyone hear of issues/problems with tow ring pulling out from the platform? Any other thoughts on Monterey? Also looking at a Cobalt and Stingray.
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