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Old 10 February 2013, 02:03   #31
Country: Australia
Town: Sydney
Boat name: Solveig Xpress
Make: Grand
Length: 3m +
Engine: Mercury
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We donated some time with our yacht to take some disadvantaged kids out on

So any excuse would do and I gave it another run today rather than using the yacht clubs tender. The second excuse for my long suffering with was that I had to give the yachts teak a treatment so wanted to leave it on the mooring rather than hanging around for the stuff to dry before putting the yacht away... so I'd be home earlier

As it happens the organisers RIB was being difficult to start so I loaned mine to the guys so they could follow the yachts, take pictures and transfer Jessie Martin (the teenager that sailed around the world a few years ago) to each of the yachts to spend some time with the kids while we were sailing.

I don't have any pictures yet, I was too busy running the yacht, but here is one I took after doing the teak, with the RIB way off the back of the yacht.

FYI I towed the RIB with the standard bow eye and it was fine, might upgrade the line to 12mm (presently 8mm) but it was fine and did not fishtail or get the wobbles so all good!
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Old 10 February 2013, 04:57   #32
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Originally Posted by willk View Post
Yup. I've always been towed by the bow eye
Yep me too willk and 25 knots + at that "innit" Maximus

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