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Old 03-12-2011, 09:37 AM   #16
Rob
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Prepare to tow or be towed.

Several years ago we had an emergency situation which required a tow. We lost our engine while entering Seymour Narrows in B.C. This is an area where slow boats like ours need to proceed with much caution! When I say that we lost our engine I mean Siezed Up! We sent out a May Day and were very lucky to have the Canadian Coast Guard Cutter "Race Point" in the vicinity. They first sent out a "Fast Boat" with a mear 500 HP but they were not able to handle our full displacement vessel*accompanied by the currents so they handed us over to a 110 footer. When I say they handed us over, the 110 pulled up along side our 40 footer and a Coastie boarded us. Then the 110 pulled foreward to take the line fron the Fast Boat.Well not really, the Cutter towed the Fast Boat which was towing the Lady Anne.*We were towed back to Campbell River where we spent the next month repairing our boat. I learned quit a bit about towing very quickly that Day!

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