Rules to play Water Skiing
Before you leave the shore, consult with the skier and plan out your route. While a novice skier may be happy to do one big circle around the bay, a hard out slalom skier or bare footer will probably want you to keep the boat going straight as much as possible and in clam water.Check you are on a tank that has enough petrol for the ski. You also need to check the beach and the open water for any sign of obstacles, either floating or submerged.
If I am about to tow a skier I dont know, then I like to understand their ability and requirements for things like starting and speed once up and planning.