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Old 02 March 2013, 15:06   #21
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Maxi - the advice above above the carabiners was interesting. Maybe a case for a locking crab?
I have'nt on mine as I think with the Large Diameter Towing eye's I have,and the fact that they are under load on the Back/Top of the Carabiner means I'm confident they should be fine...But Yep ''Belt and Brace's'' is never a Bad idea.
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I think he meant more that the tow line could engage in one crab while turning and result in Chaos...
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Get yourself a couple of metres of good polproplylene...
Polyprop?! The only place for that stuff is for BT to pull cables through pipes .

Towing bridles? I have a ski tow bridle somewhere in the garage, prob. eaten by moths by now.
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I have a ski tow bridle somewhere in the garage, prob. eaten by moths by now.
Arr, there's thems wot tows, an' thems wot gets towed.

Looks as 'ow you an' me moite 'ave more in common than we'd loike to admit...
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Arr, there's thems wot tows, an' thems wot gets towed.

Looks as 'ow you an' me moite 'ave more in common than we'd loike to admit...
Look 'ere, I 'ave a problem with you and I agreeing on shit. So, f'k off and start being a twat again!
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and start being a twat again!
lol - I've been a twat all day in the "back office" - so no fears there...
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It's an old tune, I knew you'd know the music...
It starts 'dum dee dum.....' Can't remember the rest, help me out.
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I did a tow on Saturday, I was moored up on a Bankes Arms buoy enjoying a flask of coffee and and good read of a book and spotted a small boat between training bank and studland beach not moving, had a look through binonculars and didnt see any fishing rods out so had a harder look and spotted tell tale sign of engine trimmed all the way up with cover off it and chap trying to start outboard, knew something was up so went over. Yep dead engine they were just driftting, 2 on board one feeling very sick due to petrol fumes. They did have a radio with them (handheld) so thats one good thing. As they had launched by the small marina on the studland side of the chain ferry I gave them a tow round the training bank and deposited them near the shell bay beach as far as I could get to the beach. They had oars so rowed to the beach and recovered the small rib usuing its wheels (small avon with wheels that tilt up at the back for launching) they then had a short pull to where there car was.

One thing was I nearly got my tow line caught round my prop, im going to replace my tow line with one that floats and put a couple of floats along its line to keep clear of prop.
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