Tow line setup for a catamaran tender
I just bought a 44 ft Marine Trader. I want to pull my little 14ft Twin Vee catamaran skiff behind it. Mostly just inshore South FL & The Keys. 6-7 knots.
I know that a bridle is the typical setup for pulling a larger tender. But since it's a catamaran-- and thus would require a bridle on each end -- I'm wondering why not just run an independent towline for each side (port stern cleat to port sponson bow ring / strbd stern cleat to strbd sponson bow ring)?
Advantages I can think of:
-Unlimited range to pull tender as close as I want
-Lines can be used for other things
-Two independent lines to towed craft (unlikely, but theoretically a single line could snap and I not realize it)
-Possibly keep the towed craft centered better?
-1 more line to get tangled
-Cost to buy a second line
-Would have to manually ensure same length on each side (simply mark the line in increments)
Any further thoughts on this? Good idea, bad idea?
Also, what kind/size/length of line would you recommend?