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Old 20 April 2007, 18:37   #31
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25 knts

to update this;

The rib needed to be towed before I got my act together,so three bits of 16mm mooring line 6 bowlines about 20m between the boats and it worked a treat. The only problem with this set up was the rib's center bowline working it's way over to the left,this made the rib tow to one side but still not a problem.

As usual after the plonk chat etc I forgot it was there,decided to press on turned round and there it was, up on the plane at 25knts.... I eased of the power and it took at bit of a fit as it climbed over the wake coming back into line.

this was a calm day, things I've no doubt will be different in the rough stuff .
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Old 20 April 2007, 20:40   #32
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One pretty obvious question - if you use rope that sinks and use a bridal arrangement if it goes slack wont it foul your prop?
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Old 21 April 2007, 08:24   #33
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Good point, It would, when I get round to making the correct set up I will use nylon rope, several floats and splicing.



As mentioned got caught short (good weather etc) ,so on this ocasion it was a wife standing on the swim platform at the back of the tow boat, pulling the rope in as it slowed and came to a stop, works also as your powering up.

As a precaution I had my diving kit on board just in case I did make an arse of it.


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One pretty obvious question - if you use rope that sinks and use a bridal arrangement if it goes slack wont it foul your prop?
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Old 21 April 2007, 15:32   #34
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idea...

This might not be effective, but if using a bridle, I wonder if installing one of these each side would take the danger out of any snatching? - adding some stretch to the line - probably means the line wouldn't break... or maybe just one on the center rope??

The rope wraps through and around the rubber several times, so if the rubber does break the line is still attached...


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