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Re: Experience with TowBoat US
My main beef was, I cast off the mooring buoy and took their tow line to the bow cleat, on the 30'+ inboard boat, then he idled with us for 10 min, turning us stern to the waves. while the contract was being discussed.
I would have been better off tied to the buoy.
given enough time, that boat was going down. and they were in no rush.... the worse it got, better the rate, eh?
it was 2-3' and 10knts from the E, on memorial day weekend. with a cooler and pfd I figured we could swim in, probably take an hour or less. yeah, I was a bit nervous, but more pissed than anything.
On a different day, crewing on a 34' sloop we ran aground on a sandbar off Key biscayne and needed a tow.
captain was not a member. think that was $350 for the soft grounding.