North Water has a really interesting new product out on the market this year. They have developed a really simple tow tether specifically for recreation boats. It looks like a really simple solution for getting back to the dock of a small lake or towing your kids around.
Here is the
description form the site:
This tow tether is built for flat water
towing. Attach it to the grab-loop of the towed boat and deck lines within
reach of the rescuer. The unique attachment system can be used as a rip-away
quick release from both ends. Made from 15' of easy to see, floating 1"
webbing and comes in a high visibility reflective bag.
I'm sure that people out there will think
that towing should only be done with a safety release towline but we all know
that the people paddling in rec. boats will never go out and buy a towline so
the industry might as well make something a step up form that horrible yellow
braided line that I often see being used...
Tow Tether for Rec. BoatsSaturday, 14 April 2007
David Johnston has been introducing people to the sport of sea kayaking for the past 15 years. He is a senior instructor trainer with Paddle Canada and teaches for several paddling schools in Ontario, Canada. Full Bio.