Originally Posted by Bigtalljv
I watched a guy get an 18 mile tow last weekend because he had fuel system issues.[snip] I was next in line but had just gotten there and had two young boys with me so wasn't jumping at the opportunity of a 4 hour tow.
USCG towed a friends boat from Carmel to Monterey Harbor (something like 6 or 7 miles?) They didn't play around; the tow was done at about 23 to 25 mph.
Ended up the problem was trying to use a jetski killswitch key instead of the Honda (on the same keyring for some reason.) Needless to say, this fact was kept from the CG.