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Old 15-01-2009, 15:02   #1
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Towing bridle

When setting up a bridle for dinghy towing, do you connect 2 points to the dinghy, the boat or both? I'm trying to stop my dinghy from wandering back and forth.
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two points on the dingy!
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Thanks, thats what I figured but wanted to double check.
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Longer painter

You might also try lengthening your painter. I try to keep the dinghy and the boat in synch with the waves, two waves back if I can.

And yes - two attachment points on the dinghy.

BTW - rember to use floating line for your painter.

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I am using a poly floating line from a throw float or something. I have been constantly adjusting the length but have been on the first wave. Sliding down the front is the best I can find. Sometimes it tracks along, sometimes it weaves back and forth and sometimes, like when coming down the neuse yesterday morning, it launches off waves and gets very respectable air. The dinghy is a water tender so I don't know if the tri-hull design is causing some of this.

I will try backing up to the second wave and see how it goes.
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