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post #17 of Old 03-14-2013
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Re: Experience with TowBoat US

I wouldn't cast off without them. every year I've had it I've used it. Never a qualm. Get unlimited, well worth the money. Couple years ago I was moving from Belhaven NC to Oriental. Towboat had expired and I considered not renewing until later in the season because I wouldn't have sailed again for a couple months. Decided that was silly and renewed. 5 miles underway on a 50 mile trip my mixing elbow blew, diesel smoke billowing out of the cabin. Shut her down and called for help. Told them my new marina was 50 miles, the operator took me to the end of his territory and handed me off to the station closer to my destination. It would have cost me nearly $2000. Best $150 I ever spent. They are great. They come out in all weather, always good crews....EXCELLENT Service. They have been everywhere I've been from Lake Erie to the Pamlico Sound...I don't think Seatow has as extensive a coverage.
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