Thread: Build Log Theresa Marie - SC&H 1:24 Brig
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Old Sep 20, 2012, 06:46 PM
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The low towpoint is required in order for the towline to stay clear of the bowsprit/dolphin striker assembly when towing the model.
There is no hole through the hull. The towpoint is an eybolt screwed into the keel - shown in the drawing. A loop of line is tied through the eyebolt and stays in place. The loop serves as a clip off point for a clip on the end of the towline.
The eyebolt can be just above the waterline, but I preferrred that it didn't show in sailing photos.
I tried other towpoints, but this point is the only one I tried so far that works.
Remember - you will be towing under adverse conditions: against the wind, a disabled model, a damaged model, through/out-of weeds. Many times the towed model drifts off the direction of tow due to wind, dead rudder, etc. The towline must stay clear of the model in many positions other than a stable tow position behind the towing boat.
Also, the reason for the loop is to allow fast easy clip-on of the towline. It's harder than you might think to approach the model and position oneself to allow adequate reach and time to clip on.
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