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Old 03-12-2011, 01:56 PM   #19
Larry H
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RE: Prepare to tow or be towed.

Jack,

I have seen the Canadian CG rescue boats up close and they have a towing post located forward of the engines, with a bar over the tops of the engines to keep the tow line out of the engines. The boats also have an auto inflating bouyancy bag attached to the 'roll bar' to self right the boat if it should roll over.

The Canada CG is a rescue and safety agency, and is not a law enforcement agency. They are well trained and will respond in any weather. If I am in serious trouble in BC, those are the guys I want to come get me. I have watched them in action, they do a good job.

What did you mean about the tow looking unsafe?
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