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Old 22 September 2009, 15:53   #31
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Also had great fun at this years RNLI Funday in Christchurch, towing an assortment of rafts back up the river after each race. Unfortunately can not find any pics
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Old 22 September 2009, 16:03   #32
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About 20 yrs back off the Malay peninsular about 5 miles off the southern point of Phuket Island found a broken down jet ski with a Swedish girl, late teens or early 20ís and wearing nothing but the tiniest of bikini bottoms. Certainly the other end of the spectrum from the ugliest things I have towed.

And oh before you ask no pictures sorry!
Not quite as good - she was with her boyfriend aswell! On the phone to the CG - no freezer bag in view either .
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Old 24 September 2009, 08:44   #33
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Daftest tow-We found a fishfarm adrift one day and, having tried to find it's owner and failed, decided to tow it in to safe water and moor it up. not unusual you may say. but you try it for several miles in a 13ft dell quay open dory. took us ages.
The hovercraft comes a close second, ok so it was only a two man version but hey ho.

Prettiest tow- a 21yr old hottie in a kayak.
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My ex wife on a ski rope
Better check end of your Ski rope the only thing you are pulling now is a "Trout"
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That made me laugh so hard I nearly fell off my office chair, thankyou for making my day.
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Broken down SR4 sailing club ''rescue boat'' with an osprey sailing dinghy (under sail including spinnaker)
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not impressive just ironic.........
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Old 02 November 2010, 20:21   #38
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last thing i towed back in was a dead motor cruiser a few weeks ago with the s.i.b. and 8 hp engine from about half mile out to sea in 2 meter breaking waves ,,the pilot cutter came alongside to try give us some shelter in the rough bit ,,before that a 5 ton broken down fishing boat back to its mooring for a hundred yards or so after it had been towed in by the larger boat that couldent get closer owing to a low water tide ,
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longest, 10 x18 + foot keelboats also same tow was in the worst wind, 50knot gusts 40 knots minimum in Long Island sound. USA
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We once hear a radio call to CG from a 40ft yacht 15mile off Anglesey. Flat calm, no wind and sunny. Engine broken down.

We pulled it with a fishing boat maxing out at about 5mph all the way to Beaumaris and put it on a bouy so an engineer could look at it in the morning. It took us 3hours to get to shore then another 2 hours to Beaumaris.

In the morning the skipper of our boat went out and said, "so, what's the problem.....blah blah.. I take it you tried bleeding it?" "No, don't know how."

OMG they were delivering a yacht from America to Spain, brand new worth god knows how much and didn't know not only how to bleed an engine, but when it is likely to occur!

10 mins later they were on their way. What a waste of time. Though we did get a bottle of scotch out of it. I say we, i was a kid at the time.
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