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Old 02-16-2016, 06:00 PM   #17
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City: Philadelphia, PA
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Revel
Vessel Model: 1984 Fu Hwa 39
Join Date: Nov 2015
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Lots of good comments/information here.

I wonder if the Weaver-style latches are a pain with the dinghy and boat bobbing? Perhaps rope-based latches might be arranged.

Towing a large dink like the 17 footer seems rather extreme, in fuel use, unruliness - particularly in following seas, and space taken up. We towed our Watertender 9.4 foot from the sailboat, what a dog!, what a drag!, and she used to waddle all over the place sometimes sneaking up on us and whanging the self-steering vane; we had a simple way to shorten her tether when docking.

I'd love to tow an adequate sailing dinghy. I've towed another of this class behind the sailboat. Rather an active tow!
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