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post #32 of Old 03-19-2010
mackconsult
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Any experienced person who tows knows you don't go to a cleat. They probably had the tow system distributed amongst several points of the boat including the base of the mast.

I doubt that boat was aground. The beaches up there are very unforgiving and rocky. If he had been on the hard on that Lee shore it would not take to long before he started taking on water.

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Originally Posted by smackdaddy View Post
I could quite see, but does the CG/Tow boat have a protective grate on the back to protect the crew from a snapping tow line? That would suck to see a cleat screaming toward you at 90 knots.

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