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Re: Dinghy Towing
We use a bridle attached to the d-rings on the bow of the dink. Then a poly painter (floating) run to a stern cleat. We adjust painter length so that the dink's motion over the swells/waves is in rhythm with the mothership.
We've tried two painters in the past, but didn't like way it towed, mostly because of the side-to-side motion that you noted. I suppose if you tinker enough and get the lengths just right you can eliminate the sideways motion, but a single painter has work fine for us.
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