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Old 11-20-2017, 11:08 AM
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We managed to sink a rented waverunner. My friend managed to revive it to take it back to Wahweep, but the electronics on it were fried.

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Old 11-20-2017, 01:34 PM
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I was looking for specific how-to and other pointers/lessons learned so that we tow safely/successfully..

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Old 11-20-2017, 02:50 PM
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I was looking for specific how-to and other pointers/lessons learned so that we tow safely/successfully..
Two major tips:

1. Be anchored for the night by noon each day

2. Watch your weather/wind religiously. You need to try and avoid being caught in the main channel in a rain or wind storm. The houseboat can not advance against strong winds, in fact you can be pushed backwards. If this happens, you need to be ready to release the Mastercraft and drive it, not tow it.
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Old 11-20-2017, 09:58 PM
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Here are some pics of us towing and mooring.

We always moored with the boat on the outside of the houseboat ropes to maintain distance and facing bow out in case a wind ever came up. We also looped a rope over the pylon and tethered that to shore.

We had a scare one afternoon after we had beached for the day. A really strong gale came up and one of the houseboat mooring pegs on shore came loose. The houseboat began to swing towards the shore on the side that our boat was on. It could have crushed it against the rocky shoreline. We were just BBQing dinner so I yelled for my wife to jump into the boat. I quickly untied the boat and she nailed the throttle, just seconds before the houseboat ended up parallel to the shoreline where out boat had been.
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Old 11-20-2017, 10:27 PM
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Successfully towed the 197 and Maristar at dale hollow a few times now. After reading that, might pack a cooler and go for a boat ride from now on.


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