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Thread: Towing ?

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    Towing ?

    I have a 1997 1100 STX. I see that it has a tow bar across the back of it, the guy I bought it from said he used it to tow. I was just wandering how strong/sturdy it is and does everyone tow using the bar? Thanks

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    Re: Towing ?

    You can tow with the metal bar under the back seat but not the colored bar at the rear of the seat that is above the seat, this is a handle for a passenger.

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    Re: Towing ?

    just do it

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    Towing a Boat in the Water.

    Towing a Boat in the Water.
    So you've just bought a new sailboat but the mast is off and the motor is being delivered next week. YOU NEED A TOW! You've arranged for a collegue who owns a motor boat to help you out.

    There are 2 preferred methods of Boat Towing

    You can set up a line from the back of the towing boat to the front of the towed boat, the STERN TOW.
    You can tie the 2 boats side by side and tow in that position, the ALONGSIDE, or SIDE BY SIDE tow.
    Take care of the safety stuff FIRST
    1. Make sure you have proper tow lines. Double braid work well. They should be strong and not frayed or damaged. They should be long enough to comfortably separate the 2 boats if you are using a stern tow.
    2. Make sure everyone has a lifejecket ON. There should be a responsible person on each boat.
    3. Both boats should carry knives to cut free if needed.
    4. You should have a few bumpers at the ready.
    5. You should decide what you're going to do when you get where you're going.
    6. Establish signals, or have cellphones or radios.
    7. If you can avoid it, don't tow when conditions are bad.
    8. Before you go check the cleats to make sure they are solid and check that the motoboat has enough gas. Have a paddle and boat hook handy just in case. Check your insurance too. Things happen really fast.
    9. If you are planning to stern tow, consider getting a Drogue. It can really help stabilize the towed boat.

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    Re: Towing ?

    Thanks, I had the same question

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