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Old 07-23-2019, 02:19 PM
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Use both of the rings on the stern and make a V with the rope passed through the bow eye of the boat being towed.
That is what I'm gonna do. I have just bought an extra car towing rope from Amazon, with hooks at both ends, to be able to easily make the V arrangement between the D-rings.
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Old 07-23-2019, 02:54 PM
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Her question was about where to tie it? I responded, "stop overthinking and tie it wherever, its minimal force," what does that have to do with being prepared?
You also wrote that it could be held in someoneís hand and from exerience in bad conditions, I wrote my response.
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Old 07-23-2019, 04:24 PM
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What is the correct way to tow another boat ? Where one should attach the mooring rope ?

I had to tow friends boat the other day and have attached it to the center pylon, with the rope all the way down to the seats, so that the lever on the pylon was as small as possible.

I had second thoughts from the very beginning about this, so was doing only 5mph, on a smooth water.

Any better / stronger points on the boat to attach the rope ? The bow side D-rings ? The center grab handle ? The bow cleats ?
Overthinking it, just hold the rope.

Smooth water never gets rough, no boats will cause a wake as they go by.

Quit being a puss and just hold the rope.
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Old 07-23-2019, 04:27 PM
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Her question was about where to tie it? I responded, "stop overthinking and tie it wherever, its minimal force," what does that have to do with being prepared?
Salty!!!!

I say tie it to the d ring and tow from the pylon.
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Old 07-23-2019, 07:21 PM
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Search you tube for towing bridle . Coast. Guard has a vid showing how to tie one that will come apart easy after knots have pulled thousands of lbs of strain.
Tow only from drings on back of boat , otherwise you can rip them out in chop, front boat goes down one wave and towed boat is going up another. SNAP.
If you tow from one ring and the boat behind you Is bigger , or there is wind or current from one side, you will not be able to pull in a straight line . Your bow will veer towards the ring your towing with. Maybe not so bad with the tracking fins we have. I havenít tried it.
Have them throw you a rope so if it breaks your not the one out an expensive rope . I watched my dad tow much larger boats in heavy chop offshore with a 19 foot cc outboard using a bridle many times. He was ex-navy and knew cool rope tieing stuff I canít remember .
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Old 07-23-2019, 07:56 PM
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Tow a smaller boat on the Hip(side) if calm conditions exist. The bow of the towed boat should be just forward of midship of your boat. bow (1 or 2) and stern lines and when at the end of tow, you throw THEM the lines, do not disable your own boat from lines in the water. Set the towed boats rudder, stern drive or outboard just into you a bit to compensate for drag.

Stern Tow - making a bridle is good but you can make two to three wraps on the stern lifting eyes with the tow line and hold the rope so you can let them go at any point; you can make two wraps and then a slip knot, so you have a tail to pull to let them go if needed. Watch the coil or extra rope on deck and don't get caught in the BITE.

Always, disconnect your boat from the towed boat first, throw the lines to the towed boat; do not take a chance on ropes in the water from the tow fouling your boat.
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Old 07-23-2019, 08:34 PM
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It's been a long time since I had to tow Trickskier and Skidog in....I don't remember exactly where I tied them off to.
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Old 07-23-2019, 09:43 PM
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Overthinking it, just hold the rope.

Smooth water never gets rough, no boats will cause a wake as they go by.

Quit being a puss and just hold the rope.
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Old 07-23-2019, 09:44 PM
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Never thought it would take 19 posts to figure this one out lmfao, is it winter not in Texas or som’n?
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Old 07-24-2019, 09:59 AM
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Here's the only thing to know. Whoever you are towing is probably an idiot. Not always but assume they are.

Make sure they tie to the trailer U under the bow so that the boat isn't being pulled down and dear god don't get them sit in the bow.

We see a lot of boats swamped in tow since we have a no wake river. People get to drinking and then chicks want to ride up front feet in the water and get towed through the river. Then their buddies walk forwards to join em and whumph bow goes under rope snaps and it's a mess.
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