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Old 02-01-2018, 05:47 PM   #1
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Dinghy Tow

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.
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Old 02-01-2018, 06:55 PM   #2
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Interesting idea. Would like to see some videos of it underway. No pricing on the web site.
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Old 02-01-2018, 07:22 PM   #3
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Interesting to see what happens in a following sea.
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We see a lot of tows in B.C. but not backwards....
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Interesting to see what happens in a following sea.
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.
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Old 02-02-2018, 10:47 AM   #6
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You see a fair number of sailboats tow their inflatables that way.
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Old 02-02-2018, 10:52 AM   #7
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It would be awful. Water in the bow has no way to get out.
And, huge forces generated by crossing seas.
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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.
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Old 02-04-2018, 11:18 PM   #9
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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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