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Old 03 November 2010, 16:29   #41
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Better check end of your Ski rope the only thing you are pulling now is a "Trout"
Did we just get a visit from Trell's Ugly ex-Missus?

One of her two posts is missing! Must have been a cracker
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Old 03 November 2010, 16:48   #42
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Broken down SR4 sailing club ''rescue boat'' with an osprey sailing dinghy (under sail including spinnaker)
So, you towed an SR4 with an Osprey?


Where's Mollers?
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Old 03 November 2010, 17:22   #43
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We towed a 75 ton 100yr old thames barge almost 4 knots against wind and tide
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Old 03 November 2010, 17:23   #44
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Yeah,bit ironic,would have gone a lot faster the other way round!
But the mariner 25 4t on it broke the key on the crank sprocket and mashed the valves
(it was fixed under warranty)
So the choices were sail in and get another rib or tow it with a dinghy, so thats what we did,should have got a picture.
We put the kite up to go a bit faster. (6 knots rather than 5!!)
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Old 03 November 2010, 17:28   #45
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Longest tow we did was during RB4. A boat broke down half-way across St. Georges Channel, between Land's End and S. Wales. We towed at around 10 knots finally making Milford Haven around 3-03.30 am.
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Old 04 November 2010, 15:49   #47
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I (6.5m) was towed from Gigha to Rathlin at 24kts+ in a F4/5 by an 11m Redbay. A very interesting experience.

I might qualify as their oddest/ugliest thing towed
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Did we just get a visit from Trell's Ugly ex-Missus?

One of her two posts is missing! Must have been a cracker
well you got 1 out of 2 right lol
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Having been called upon to tow several striken craft this summer and then reading the thread about towing a Versadock (http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?...ht=southampton) across the Solent brings to mind...What's the strangest/biggest/longest/ugliest thing you've towed on water?
I think it has to be the brand spanking new German Coastguard Catamaran the Helgoland. She had lost all power and the Chief Engineer could not restart the engines as the fly by wire system had automatically shut them down and would not allow an override to restart them. There were a lot of very red faces onboard.
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Go on .. tell us the tow vessel was a 4 man SIB with a 1952 seagull
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