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Old 22 June 2011, 10:24   #11
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Originally Posted by dnv View Post
what is your experience on perfomance when towing - what is possible and what not?
Once towed a 25'-ish Boston Whaler with my 18' RIB (F115). Only about a mile and a half or so, but made about 6mph at a little over half throttle (though a long time firewalled to get it up to that speed.) Any faster and the Whaler started reacting more to swell and chop, jerking the stern of my boat too much to allow me any peace of mind. So, 6mph it was. I was actually surprised it towed as easily as it did. That Whaler looked pretty beefy.


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Old 22 June 2011, 10:33   #12
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Seen a 11m Redbay (6.5t ish) pulling another at 20 odd Knots. We also pulled the 850 (yeah the one willk broke) back to Ireland from Jura at around 18-20 knots in a force 6-7 on the nose.
Toms pulling a 750 with fuel problems (the bug) back to Ireland at the moment at 25.5 knots.
A big long rope makes it so much easier for open water towing.

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Old 05 July 2011, 14:05   #13
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Originally Posted by Andy Gee View Post
Seen a 11m Redbay (6.5t ish) pulling another at 20 odd Knots. We also pulled the 850 (yeah the one willk brokey
Oi! Missed this piece of slander. It wuz donegaldan wot broke that bote...
...and I'm not convinced that you revving the t1ts off her helped either ;-)


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