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Towing boat to Bahamas next month

Discussion in 'Tenders & Dinghies' started by CSkipR, Apr 20, 2013.

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  1. CSkipR

    CSkipR Member

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    Okay I have towed a 15ft BWhaler the past 3 years to the Bahamas with no issues. I tow approx 130-150ft back and trim the motor slightly down and tie the steering up.
    This year I'm towing a larger 19' PioneerSF to the Bahamas. This boat weighs approx 1500 lbs more than the Whaler and has a modified vee. I'm wondering if I will need to keep the engine prop slightly in the water or will be able to totally raise the engine? Any thoughts on this?
    Since its hydralic steering I don't need to tie the steering up.
    With the Whaler I was able to tow it running 24-25 knts. Not sure if I will be able to do that this time.
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    You want the 19' engine somewhat in the water.........both for tracking.....and to slow it down if you need to slow down fairly quickly. You won't notice it too much more once it's up on plane, if you have the proper harness/bridle.
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    Thanks for the feedback.
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    SkipR

    What was the result on your generator problem?
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    Beau,
    I replaced the heat switch (sensor like) by the thermostat. Cheapest repair I have done this year. $20
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