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Old 02-12-2011, 09:28 AM   #3
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RE: Another Dinghy Towing Question

Rob wrote:

I really don't like to tow a dinghy and know first hand the dangers of doing so.
My question is: Has anyone developed a "Retractable Dinghy Tow Line"? What I have in mind is a device similar to a "Retractable Dog Leash" When I slow down or stop*the boat the dinghy would automatically be pulled out of harms way.
Yes, there was one on the market a few years ago. However, my recent Google search found only a patent for one. My guess is that they were expensive and did not sell. Too bad, as it would would be a great way to go if you don't have your wife along to pull it in.

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