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Old 02-12-2011, 03:06 PM   #11
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RE: Another Dinghy Towing Question

bshanafelt wrote:Even when single handing, it really is not too much trouble to pull the dink in by myself.* As I only trail out 20 feet or so of line it only takes a few seconds to pull it up close to*the transom for docking or other close manuervering.

Also, it is just a few steps to the cockpit from the pilothouse on my boat

When the admiral is aboard, this is her chore.
This is the way we do it, although we share the job depending upon who is at the helm. And we tow on about a 40' line. In 25 years of towing a dinghy in the type of reasonably protected waters we cruise in, we have yet to have a problem (knock on wood).

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