After getting tired of wearing a North Water tow belt I’ve decided to set up my own deck mounted system. After doing some online research I’ve discovered two schools of thought on how the line should be run.
- Run the line to the boat in tow directly from a cam cleat mounted close to the cock pit on either of the sides. This allows the line to clear the stern and I would assume the towing boat would stay on course better.
- Same as above except that from the cam cleat the line runs through a bullseye or a fairlead mounted further back and along the center line of the towing boat.
Will someone with experience in using either or both of these methods please comment on what works best and why? Thanks