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Everglades as tender

Discussion in 'Tenders & Dinghies' started by Redpony713, Dec 2, 2015.

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  1. Redpony713

    Redpony713 New Member

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    Has anyone ever had problems towing an Everglades as their tender? Any problems with high seas, or leaking in the hull?
  2. Capt J

    Capt J Senior Member

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    No, I know of several yachts towing them. I think Scout makes a better all around tender 30'<, a lot better seating arrangements and etc.
  3. Redpony713

    Redpony713 New Member

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    We were not impressed with the quality of the Scout, but love the looks. I am more interested in has anyone had problems or issues with waves/water compromising the electrical or engines while towing in high seas.
  4. Capt J

    Capt J Senior Member

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    No, we tow all of the time, the big boat breaks down the seas pretty good and the small boat is riding in the prop wash. I even run a 52' Searay sedan bridge that we tow a 24' Robalo with 2-200 Honda's.
  5. Yachtguymke

    Yachtguymke Senior Member

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    Not impressed with the quality of Scout? Just out of curiosity - what qualities were you not impressed with? Aesthetics, fit/finish, ride?
  6. ychtcptn

    ychtcptn Senior Member

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    Have a friend that is on their 2nd one for towing, he is happy. We tow a 32' Whaler and it tows straight as an arrow, no need to put motors down to keep it tracking straight.
    BTW- I know of several yachts that got Scout's because of the look and amenities, they have all had huge problems (electrics, computer, holding up) and have gotten rid of them a better quality tender.
  7. olderboater

    olderboater Senior Member

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    I know there's a large group who love to tow. I do feel compelled to point out some data I recently read. The number one cause of insurance claims against yacht insurance-towed boats.