Towing laser

Discussion in 'Laser Talk' started by bradb555, Apr 29, 2006.

  1. Skipper Johnson

    Skipper Johnson New Member

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    I used to tow the Laser but got sick of it. So I got a Mercury 50 and built a holder on the laser transom. Now I just use the Laser with its own outboard. It goes well but is a little easy to tip.
     
  2. Merrily

    Merrily Administrator Staff Member

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    I don't know where you've been, Skizza, but I've missed you!
     
  3. Skipper Johnson

    Skipper Johnson New Member

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    Thanks Mezza
     
  4. Ryan

    Ryan Coach

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    Hekaleka has it close to correct. Bare hulls with everything in the tow craft and bailers OPEN. Tow line around forward end of hiking strap, than through the bow eye to the towing vessel. In the absence of wind driven chop and boat wakes, it's easy to tow at speeds in the mid-teens. Otherwise, slow it down to reduce hull stress. I have seen top coaches tow fast like this in chop and had not heard of any damage, but it cannot be good even with no weight in the boat, and it is painful to watch. This is our standard method of getting back after a long downwind training day; strip the boats and tow back through the ICW or Long Beach Harbor.
     

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