Thanks for another very useful mod RR
I can vouch for the strength of these handles.
(Any officials from Hobie don't bother reading on
We came across a couple in a tandem similar to ours being towed up river by a tinnie. I was shocked at the stupidity of this. They stopped for lunch and I was able to get some info. They had removed the drives and taped up the drivewells with duct tape. The tow rope was just wrapped around the bow handle. He told me they had been towed 36km and reached a top speed of 20km/h on his GPS. The handle and padeye showed no damage.
At planing speed the boat was very stable. She reported that for once it was a very dry ride in the front but that he was soaked in the rear.
The pics have been edited to protect the guilty.
PS-An interesting idea conservation 101