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Old 03-09-2011, 09:59 PM   #1
markpierce
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City: Vallejo CA
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Carquinez Coot
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Prepare to tow or be towed.

The only experience I've had towing a boat was a 5.5 meter racing boat.* Just tied the line to one of*my Dad's 4-ton auxiliary sailboat's stern cleats and went.* Like pulling a surfboard.* It was Winter-Series sailboat racing on the Bay, and the winds had failed.

Are you prepared to offer towing assistance to a fellow boater in trouble?* Got solid cleats and a towing line, preferrably with a "Y" harness?

What are your recommendations for the two line for towing and being towed?

I had extra cleats installed, between stern and mid-hull, primarily because I dislike multiple lines on a cleat.* They would also seem to be a good place to attach lines to tow another boat, as they are forward of the rudder.* Also, the forward bitt looks ideal for attaching lines when being towed.* Your thoughts?

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