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PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2009 11:27 am 
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I would like to tow the Bravo behind my sailboat at sea...is it safe to leave the mast up while underway or will it capsize easily because of no passenger weight to stabilize the boat? I don't plan to take into any kind of rough stuff but may come across the wake of passing powerboats, etc.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2009 1:34 pm 
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I wouldn't recommend it. The last time I did it the Bravo flipped as I was towing it back through the inlet. The front support for the mast frame broke, twisting up the frame. Long story short, it cost me over $350.00 in new parts.
I'm not sure if the front support was weak due to corrosion, or if the support pulled out of the base due to stress, or if the mast was bounced off the mounting ball as the Bravo hit the inlet breakers, causing the frame to twist up and break.
Bad idea towing it through the rough inlet with the mast in place.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2009 7:33 am 
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What year is your Bravo mpiz ?

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