Vessel Assist or C-Tow BC Coastal Waters
Any Canadian boaters in the BC coastal area that can make any recommendations or have experience with Vessel Assist (available through West Marine/Boat US) or C-Tow Marine Assistance?
We used to be sailors so we never worried about our ability to get home or sail out of trouble if the engine quit. Now that we have a single engine trawler we take great pains to keep the engine and fuel systems in good shape, but one never knows if something is going to fail.
A recent example was an alternator that self-combusted in a magnificent display of smoke and sparks (it was internally regulated and just kept going - we installed a new externally regulated unit with a temp sensor and got a spare). I was able to shut her down and put on the spare since the water was calm and tides negligible - but if that had happened in bad weather my options would have been limited.
Thanks for the feedback.