Thread: Towing?
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Old 08-25-2013, 02:20 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by HopCar View Post
Check your insurance policy. I think some cover a towed boat and others don't.

It's pretty common for big sport fishing boats to tow smaller boats from Florida to the Bahamas so they can fish shallow water as well as deep. These towed boats can get pretty big. They usually have special tow eyes fabricated that are V shaped stainless straps that fit over the bow of the boat. Multiple bolts go through the hull and backing plate to spread the load.
I would guess on mid twenties boats being towed at 20 plus knots like the sporties want to go requires special equipment...

For the average trawler speeds and a less than 20 year old smaller boat up to 25 feet or so would be fine to tow from the trailer eye....except maybe storm conditions then probably cutting the tow off is a better idea.
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