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Re: Towing and being towed

Interesting that when the same USN rescued the crew of Rebel Heart, the USN insisted on sinking the boat. But this one they left to drift.

Maybe the price of ammunition went up?
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Well this has been an interesting thread as towing(dry land of course ) is my life,to throw in my thoughts,one should probAly have a plan in place for your own boat with informed advice from experience,boat yards,even the designer if he can be contacted( as most seem to welcome contact ) ,with a plan in place you will be a step up if a fly by night outfit shows up to help you,just cause someone calls themselves a towing company that doesn't mean they know what they are doing as evidenced by a certain ( dryland) towing co. That has a show on discovery......they are an embarrassment to towers every where,...if the outfit that makes sense with how they want to do things great,it's 90percent common sense anyway,as is most things...and be prepared...avoid weather you can't handle,do proper maintenance,don't over step your skill level,,,,,,sorry folks I am a bit tired as I have spent all night pulling( mostly) people out of the ditch in a forecasted snow storm ,with them having poor tires and complaining that the road wasn't plowed fast enough or they got run off by that other guy.... anyway when I was younger and did a lot of canoeing when we would get towed by a powerboat we would make a bridle that would pull right at the water line to keep the bow up is that possible or even nessacary on a sailboat , a big eyebolt anchored anchored back to the mast or something would probAly be to impractical,and hard to keep sealed up,,,,just thinking out loud here.........Ralph

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