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Getting in without power or wind by a dinghy tow


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What is the issue?
If you are becalmed and have an engine failure the vessel is effectively helpless and other means of propulsion are required to get the vessel in.

Why address this?
Apart from being a personal inconvenience the vessel could be impeding a busy waterway or be in danger as a result.

How to address this?
The obvious route is to use the dinghy or tender if available to help move the vessel. If you have not tried this before the line arrangements in figure 1 is the most effective route for a dinghy tow.

With thanks to:
Michael Harpur, Yacht Obsession.


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