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Davb1947 02-01-2018 05:47 PM

Dinghy Tow
 
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Anybody else have one of these?

From Davron Marine Products. Davron Marine Products (Dinghy-Tow)

Tows dinghy with stern first, out of water, dinghy bow in the water.

Seems to work well, but I have very little experience with it.

Comodave 02-01-2018 06:55 PM

Interesting idea. Would like to see some videos of it underway. No pricing on the web site.

markpierce 02-01-2018 07:22 PM

Interesting to see what happens in a following sea. :eek:

Alaskan Sea-Duction 02-01-2018 09:31 PM

We see a lot of tows in B.C. but not backwards....

boomerang 02-02-2018 05:58 AM

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Originally Posted by markpierce (Post 632408)
Interesting to see what happens in a following sea. :eek:

Exactly! Following seas at displacement speeds seem like they would cause havoc and quartering seas off of the stern seems like it would be harder on everything yet.
I think weavers are the better option...all in the air or none.

caltexflanc 02-02-2018 10:47 AM

You see a fair number of sailboats tow their inflatables that way.

diver dave 02-02-2018 10:52 AM

It would be awful. Water in the bow has no way to get out.
And, huge forces generated by crossing seas. :banghead:

caltexflanc 02-02-2018 01:26 PM

Well the product has been around for 20 years.... given the deisgn, I can see how it would do just fine in all but the very most severe conditions, that few would be out in the first place.

Davb1947 02-04-2018 11:18 PM

I havenít used it but Iím thinking itís saving grace will be that there is very, very little in the water.


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