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Old 02-11-2016, 06:25 PM   #1
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This is how we tow in BC

Anyone who has been through Dodd Narrows will appreciate this.
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Old 02-11-2016, 06:35 PM   #2
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I get an "error, not found" message when I click on the link.
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Old 02-11-2016, 06:46 PM   #3
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I get an "error, not found" message when I click on the link.
Thanks Mike, I fix tit.
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That's impressive.
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How do they stop that thing?
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Old 02-11-2016, 07:22 PM   #7
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How do they stop that thing?
They don't.
It's pulled right on through a floating sawmill and the whole whack is turned into 2x4s, spat out onto barges bound for Malaysia.

I'm pretty sure Marin has a video of it all.
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Thanks, that's amazing.
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Old 02-11-2016, 07:27 PM   #9
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Great vid HW! While looking at it via youtube I came across a video of the MV David B transiting through the Dodd Narrows. I hope you don't mind that I posted the video on your thread. Since we're all "trawler" enthusiast I thought all would appreciate seeing, and hearing, this old beauty in action. Just listen to that original three-cylinder Washington Iron Works Engine chugging along...



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Old 02-11-2016, 07:36 PM   #11
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...and then there are the tugs taking tows through Nakwakto rapids. Even more impressive.


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I hope you don't mind that I posted the video on your thread.
Not at all. I was going to follow up with that and a couple others but I'll do the lazy mans log tow instead.

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Anyone who has been through Dodd Narrows will appreciate this.
Little surprised there wasn't a second tug bringing up the rear.

I've taken a high speed run at it once.
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Old 02-11-2016, 08:13 PM   #14
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Dodd Narrows, with it and agin it...

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Tough day on the water.
So current flow or something else?
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Current may have instigated...but in my experience that kind of trip is from trying too sharp of turn, pulling too hard and too short of wire...a combo of all three or just one to extreme.
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That's a great example of why we should monitor our radios. Tugs and tows verses pleasure boats can sure make stuff exciting..

Pulling boats of of log booms, who knew that could be a skill set.
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I've never heard a tug with a log raft warn anybody when going through Dodd Narrows. Has anybody? The only radio traffic I've ever heard was from other pleasure boaters telling others to watch out.
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I've never heard a tug with a log raft warn anybody when going through Dodd Narrows. Has anybody? The only radio traffic I've ever heard was from other pleasure boaters telling others to watch out.
Yup I would buy this statement.

For some monitoring AIS is an option.
For some of us monitoring the traffic channel for the area can really pay off.
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The lack for free board on the back of that tug in the original post really catches my eye.
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