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Old Nov 18, 2004, 06:11 PM
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Here's some pictures of my 20 inch tug, with its 9 foot towline. The best length for the towline is 4 - 6 times the towboat length. Shorter boats with a tight turning radius can use a shorter towline than longer boats with a larger turn radius.

I have used this style of towline in several SSMANA regattas to salvage disabled vessels.The floats are foam fishing floats. The larger yellow was cut in half so I could make two towlines. The hook is brass rod soldered together.
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