As my avatar photo shows,we carry a Livingston on the swimstep on Weaver Davits. The length of the Livingston, 9' plus motor, means that any towing line or bridle run out through the stern hawses would contact one or both ends of the dinghy and put a lot of sidways pressure on it as the towed vessel moved back and forth behind us. For that reason we have never put together a towing plan since we figured the boat was simply not set up to do it properly.
GB42-267 wrote:Marin, this problem can easily be overcome by running a bridle from Port to Stbd side through your side hawse holes and fastened to your outboard cleats.
Am I to interpret this to mean these folks made the trip up the Sound to the islands without a VHF radio of any kind?
if we run the legs of the bridle out of the aft side hawses and back along the hull would the strain that would be picked up by the port and starboard corners of the fiberglass hull as the towed vessel moved from side to side pose any threat to the integrity of the corner?
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