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Re: How should I tow a dinghy?
When I tow mine (a hard dinghy, not a deflatable) it's usually because I am planning on using it a lot. A good example would be cruising down the Exumas chain, where I am hop scotching 4 or 5 miles a day. It really doesn't bother me if I go a knot slower when doing this.
There are so many different ways to tow a dinghy that really the best thing to do is take some of these ideas, and experiment with what works for you best, based on
1. your type of dinghy
2. your type of sailboat
3. your type of sailing
In some places, and on some passages, you will want it on the deck. (In Nassau, for instance, I leave in on the deck, and chained to the mast, to make sure it will be there, whenever I leave and came back from foot exploring).
On the northern Gulf of Mexico.
"Best thing to do is get her out on the ocean. If anything's gonna happen, it's gonna happen out there." Captain Ron Rico
Last edited by Group9; 02-17-2014 at 08:26 AM.