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Old 19-07-2013, 15:26   #151
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Seems like the charge should have been 500 bucks 400 for prime time tow and. 100 for mooring. Not sure where the extra got added in. I would dispute that.
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Seems like the charge should have been 500 bucks 400 for prime time tow and. 100 for mooring. Not sure where the extra got added in. I would dispute that.
how do you arrive at $400 for the prime tow?
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Someone identified the tow company and the rate was. 200 to 400 per hour. No way you could tow something in that harbor for more then a hour.
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Someone identified the tow company and the rate was. 200 to 400 per hour. No way you could tow something in that harbor for more then a hour.
It's not just the tow...it could have been helping the other boat untangle ground tackle, it's untying from that vessel, making phone calls, waiting, hooking up the tow.... towing to a mooring ball and tying a tow off to it (heck, many chuckleheads can't do their own boat quickly let alone a tow), notifying authorities, returning to dock...who knows what else YOU DON"T KNOW...so who says it was only an hour?

I've had many tows where I have joked with the tow how the paperwork often takes longer than the tow.

Like they say about assume.....
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That pretty much sums it all up. Cheap ineffective anchor that wasn't even given a prayer of holding. Case close. Pay the bill and consider it a cheap lesson in elementary anchoring.
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That pretty much sums it all up. Cheap ineffective anchor that wasn't even given a prayer of holding. Case close. Pay the bill and consider it a cheap lesson in elementary anchoring.

they are a great stern anchor.
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You don't tandem stern anchor in BI . Danforth is fine but You need to set it and have decent scope.
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What are we waiting for? Let's Lynch him!
Although a bit extreme, I suspect most people would consider that option had be dragged down destroying their boat.
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What kind of profit margin equals a gauging in your mind?
This is a nonsense discussion. Who cares what day of the week it is? Costs are the same no?

Why don't you run some of your numbers for Metro North railroad... Or the Cross Sound Ferry.

What this sounded like to me... forgetting the mistakes the OP made..the tow guys came out from the dock in 10 minutes... tied the boat to his in 10 more minutes and towed to a mooring in 10 more minutes... OK now add a 30 minutes for misc. $200 seems fair to me.

I am not wasting more time with this.
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That pretty much sums it all up. Cheap ineffective anchor that wasn't even given a prayer of holding. Case close. Pay the bill and consider it a cheap lesson in elementary anchoring.
Danforth anchors can be some best holding in the right conditions. Weeds is not the right conditions.
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For a tow operator you did pretty well eh... a 40 yacht? I don't too many working stiff who have one like that.
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What often happens is your anchor will hook a big clump of weeds and can be fine for a few days until it finally rips the weed off the bottom and then your just dragging a clump of vegetation wrapped around your anchor across the bottom.

My guess is that your anchor is a Bruce. Bruce anchors will NOT hold in ell grass. Time for a new anchor.
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