Towing a Rib Inflatable

I am familiar with your suggested method of towing a regular inflatable by running lines from eyes on transom, forward and down through the lifting handle. Now I have just bought a new RIB and wondered how you recommend towing one of these babies! It has a D-ring glassed in the bow, near the waterline. Would this be the best place to tow from??

Thanks so much for your response!–Rodd

Hi Rod: For short distances the D-ring is probably OK if it is strong enough. This means a U-shaped stainless bolt which is perhaps 3/8" (10mm) in thickness–which has a large hardwood backing block through which it passes.

Posted by Steve Dashew  (November 30, 1999)

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