Yeah, I agree that it would need more power than an AI can generate to tow a skier, but Roadrunner has a number of posts of him towing other boats, sometimes much bigger than his AI. Since you can stand and paddle a SUP on a lake, I gather you don't have to rely too much on forward momentum to stand. I guess I'm thinking more of the SUP being passively towed by the AI/TI, perhaps with a bit of assistance from the paddler.
Chris, I`ve never bothered to paddle on a lake. I have an ocean outside of my front yard.
Trust me I could (just as anyone) tow a 50 foot yacht if needed by just using the Mirage Drive on thr AI. Sure it may take all day to get the stricken vessel back to port, but it will not even be close to the potential speed that the towed vessel can manage on it`s own power.
The power to get a boat that large onto a plane is in the $300 to $500 an hour in fuel (depending on the engine numbers and displacement).
As per my last post, I can`t stress this enough, SUP is now the latest craze for the fitness gurus. You use your entire body to keep from flipping into the water as you have to balance yourself at all times as you try to maintain forward motion (until your brain accepts `walkin on da Water`).
I must admit though it has it`s rewards as you look down on the fish swimming underneath you.
(Maybe a rod might be a good idea......(The possible rebirth of the `Pocket Fisherman`
....BUT WAIT, there`s MORE!