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Old 21 September 2016, 09:37   #1
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7- 10.6m Towboat

I have been working with Ryan Pratt for the last few months developing custom tow boats, with his expert knowledge and experience, together we have come up with the ideal towboat.

Originally designed for our new 7m only, which is currently in build, we are finishing production of 8.6m and 10.6m towboats.
he 10.6m is being built with triple 250's and the 8.6m with 2 x 300hp

Our commercial boats are now removable hypalon tubes
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Old 21 September 2016, 10:13   #2
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Nice! When do we get to see them in action?
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Old 21 September 2016, 13:21   #3
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The boats look nice.

For the ideal full duty tow boats wouldn't you prefer inboards over outboards?

Better torque, fuel consumption and stronger/more durable drive terrain than outboards making it more reliable for towing.

Or are these more intended as fuel caddies and light duty use?

We have higher failure rate in outboard drives when coach boats are used regularly used as tow boats. Don't get me wrong, I love outboards.
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