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Jim Hardesty

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Information about "Dinghy-Tow"
« on: November 16, 2017, 03:42:03 PM »

Sailors,
A boat I was looking to purchase a few years ago (before Shamrock) had a Dinghy-Tow installed.  The owner had nothing but praise.  Cruised with a dog and went ashore twice a day whenever possible.  I'm looking to update my tow rope and would like not to have to lift the outboard to tow. 

http://www.dinghy-tow.com/about.htm

My problem is that I get no response when emailing the contact info.  Anyone have information on the company.  Has anyone installed one?  They do have Catalina 34 in there list of boats they are used on.
If I don't get something I'll give it another week then try snail mail.

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Re: Information about "Dinghy-Tow"
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2017, 04:36:21 PM »

Jim,

Try calling David Foster @ 905-889-6446.
He may have moved on to other endeavors, but let us know.

An appliance repair shop is now at that address.


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Re: Information about "Dinghy-Tow"
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2017, 08:39:04 AM »

KK, 

Thanks that number worked and the email is correct.  He recommended the curved model, price $1545US.  I'm still thinking about it.  Here is a picture he sent.

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Re: Information about "Dinghy-Tow"
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2017, 09:05:28 AM »

Try  david@dinghy-tow.com

A dinghy tow came with my boat and I have used it for 17 years.  It is a very secure way to tow a dink in any kind of sea.  My boat is an 1987 without a sugar scoop stern.  Using the tow allows you to store the dink against the back stay or just out of the water to avoid water slapping against the dink.  You can raise the stern of the dink so you can place an outboard on the dink if the motor is light enough, mine is a two stroke at about 40 pounds.  It also keeps weight off the stern.  There is a method to raise the bow to drain standing water in the dink. 
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Re: Information about "Dinghy-Tow"
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2017, 09:10:40 AM »

Glad that it worked out for you Jim

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Re: Information about "Dinghy-Tow"
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2017, 09:16:35 AM »

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Try  david@dinghy-tow.com

I tried that.  twice.  Didn't get a response.  Must be a good email, that's he used to send me the picture.   Good to hear that the system has been working for you. 
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