SailNet Community - View Single Post - Towing hard dinghy
View Single Post
Old 04-24-2003
geohan geohan is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Mar 2000
Posts: 119
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 16
geohan is on a distinguished road
Towing hard dinghy

We routinely tow a 9'' Whitehall type dingy from the port quarter and on the face of the first stern wave. (The taffrail log streams from the stbd. quarter). In following seas we attach the bow painter to the lifeline stanchion about 6'' forward of the stern and attach a second line to stbd rail of the dingy about 4'' feet aft of the bow and to the stern cleat on our 30'' sailboat. Adjustment of the second line keeps the dingy on station off our port quarter. If a following sea causes the dingy to surf, it will surf along side and not bang into the transom.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook