Do not have any experience with the Sea Tow.
I am member
of Boat US and have Unlimited Towing package.
They bailed me out in 2006, when approaching entrance to the Beaufort
we caught jib
sheet in to prop during bad weather
. We hove to and called TowBoat US which after couple of hours informed us over the radio
, that the sea are to big for him and he is forced to turn back.
Then over the radio
come CG from Macon Station. They asked some questions (one was, if we can anchor
) and then dispatched their cutter
to tow us to the shore (their base). The tow took form 1:00 AM until 8:00 AM. We got full safety inspection
and were released to the TowBoat captain (same one from previous night), which towed us to marina.
Next encounter was at the entrance to the Atlantic City. Problem with the stalling engine
forced me to drop the anchor
and to call ToewBoat US. At first come regular size towboat, but after while, when he learn that I have on board just my teenage daughter he decided that he is "to small" for may 35' sailboat, and called "bigger brother" (salvage?). That sucker was huge, he dragged me into inner harbor and released mi back to the smaller dude. Bill was $3500 for less then 1NM tow. I have complained with the local CG, they acknowledged that they are aware of their "shady practice", and advised me to go to court.
However, Boat US covered whole bill without much fuss.
Third time, during approaching St. Georges in the Bermuda
) problem forced me to call local tow service
. BoatUS refunded money which I paid in Bermuda
Viv la BoatUS