[QUOTE=tim griffin;243385] I am not sure it's a safe practice to do multiple toe ins as each surfer is picking their line and it is going to be congested surfers can wait on there boards beyond the break and then get picked up one at a time.
Tow lines are not used, surfers are picked from water at any given distance from where they stepped off, place surfboard parallel to sib/rib and climb on board, then are driven back to the surf point (where waves form) and vice verse, the water taxi is done behind the waves, so there is no danger at all of being hit by a water wall. This location has so many corduroy waves with lenghts of 1 mile rides that you won't see any other surfer near you, it's a personal wave paradise. http://www.pbase.com/locozodiac/image/84897508
We don't have Zap Cats or tunnel hulls boats down here, will need to be imported and are expensive too. The best alternative will be to take off the aluminum & fabric floor of a 420 sib, which already have, use the tubes and glue them to a custom made 420 fiberglass hull. Different shape bows and lenghts are avilable locally including expert fiberglass tecnicians. This work have been done before with nice results and the total conversion cost for a 420 Rib is about $ 800.00 Thanks for all the imput.