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Towing A 700HP Boat With A Tremendous Yacht!!! (Captain’s Vlog 92)





We go nevertheless the total procedure of how we link the chase boat with the Tow line to a superyacht.

Captain Tristan Mortlock is an award successful Tremendous Yacht Captain with above 15 yrs experience. He started out his yachting vocation in his teens and now operates one particular of the most prosperous charter yachts in the environment. Tristan is at the moment serving on Motor Yacht AWOL, a San Lorenzo SD122, constructed in 2009. AWOL is a multi award successful yacht and her crew take a good deal of pleasure in their do the job.

Captain’s Vlog is about educating interested parties on what transpires onboard a Mega Yacht, Tremendous Yacht and the yachting marketplace. To share the existence of yacht crew and everyday living at sea. The Significant shipyard refits, paint work and maritime engineering performs. To travel some of the worlds most stunning locations.

The 1st proprietor of the Super Yacht AWOL was non other than Mr Piero Ferrari himself. The wheel home continue to incorporates the authentic Captain’s chair with the Ferrari emblem.

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21 comments

  1. Today I've watched 5 of these videos I'm so obsessed with this Yachting thing … was in a Yacht week cruise for 7days in Croatia 2019 yerrrrrr it was fun… Greetings from South Africa

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  2. Very Interesting

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  3. AWOL is a beaut

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  4. how do you stop towing?

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  5. Why not use a thimble on the tow line (fitted inside the splice) so that you get the free movement as it slides across the bridle but have rope on the outside 🤷‍♂️ great video 👍

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  6. Towing a chase boat do you need to fly a flag or tow lights?

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  7. 60m long, but interesting that you use Dyneema Light… pretty much zero stretch…. and does it float? I was always trained to use stretchy (to avoid shock loads) and a foating rope (so it won’t get caught in the prop if a problem) e.g. Polypropylene. Can you bring me up to date?

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  8. Hi Captain, really enjoying this very informative channel you have. Only happened to stumble across it by luck and I'm pleased I did. Keep up the good work.

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  9. great vid but i don't get it .. why towing & limiting your maneuvering ability in case of an emergency!

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  10. @ 11:51 someone said "she's a snapper. Slides all over the place…". Favorite part.

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  11. The part of the video where you speed it up was dizzying. otherwise good video.

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  12. Thanks for your videos Tristan, they are very informative and give a little insight for the sea worthy wannabe's. I spent 10 yrs in the Navy, but still learning 🙂
    Being able to spend a week onboard AWOL will be a forever dream for me. I'm 59 now, so the next best thing is to simply watch the excellent videos like you provide.
    Sorry you didn't reach the 100K subscribes you needed (71.1K as of 16 Oct 2019), but I'm now a subscriber.
    Keep up the good work.

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  13. The line from the stern cleats is not redundant- forget about the angles (which you should not). If it breaks, you're toast. you should have an independent, redundant system from port and starboard from AWOL.

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  14. Interesting to see the tow line like that — I would be very concerned about chafe. Why not two loops, one port and one stern to the tow line, to eliminate chafe and provide redundancy?

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  15. Nice video bro

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  16. Does towing a tender add much to your fuel consumption?

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  17. How do you brake?

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  18. Umm. But how does it tow in stormy big swells. Is it weight modified. Could she roll. I often wondered about a tinny with engine. Not weight modified. Would roll in bad weather. Engine/s down such a drag.

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  19. That 'Black line' is called a bridle, mate. The bridle is far too short, creating too large an angle at the bridle apex (as others have pointed out), putting additional stress on the bitts.

    When securing the eye of the bridle to the bitts the eyes shouldn't simply be thrown over the post, rather the line should be taken outboard, round the forward post and led back and looped over the aft post.

    Tip: coil your Dyneema towline in a figure-of-eight when stowing, prevents all those kinks when flaking the line out (which he doesn't do either) before setting the towline.

    There's not much seamanship going on here.

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  20. Great job, but he did walk right on top of the tow line while it was being pulled out (as he talked about not doing that). That guy on Below Deck did the same thing and got strung up and almost lost a leg.

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  21. I haven't looked to see yet but I think this is the last video in the chase boat playlist and we haven't got to see inside the cabin of it yet. I'm really curious about what it looks like.

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