Small Boat Towing

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Rigging to Pass a Towline

  • Spiral adapter is connected to handle
  • Attach and position tow hook to center of towline eye
  • With towline eye hanging clear, insert main part of towline between curved spiral adapter, as shown
  • Tow hook is opened by pulling towline eye through spiral adapter

Connecting Towline to a Disabled Vessel’s Bow

  • Hook attached towline is rigged to spiral adapter
  • Pull towline to position hook against spiral adapter
  • Hook is held open by tensioning towline
  • Opened hook is connected to disable vessel’s bow pad eye*
  • With hook connected, retrieve/remove spiral connected adapter from towline

*Stern pad eye viewing was used in this sequence for a better understanding of this procedure

Towline Disconnection

  • Spiral adapter is rigged to towline
  • Push spiral end against tow hooke, push pole to open hook
  • Hook remains open by maintaining line tension
  • Remotely disconnect hook attached line

300′ Small Boat Towline


We offer 1/2″ diameter yellow Double Braided Nylon towline. Both ends feature large 2′ tow eyes with movable chaffing. All eyes are factory spliced and lock stitched.

10′ Tow Bridle Set


Bridles are used for towing sail and larger recreational vessels. With this kit, you’ll receive a pair of 10′ x 1/2″ diameter double braided nylon Tow Bridles. Each leg includes movable chaffing, and large 2′-length eyes.

Spool, Shield and Shackle Assembly


Unlike conventional thimbles, this connector assembly is easily installed into or removed from the towline’s soft eye. 1.1 Ton Working Load.

Small Boat Towing Kit

RPKB 4.1

This system provides the essential components needed for safer, small boat towing. And yes, I know, many public safety customers do not tow but hey, I have a pretty good idea you will do what’s needed to save lives aboard an imperiled vessel that is headed towards danger. With boat hook adapter attached, buoyant pole is used to fend boat away from danger or pull boat to safety. Ideal for small lightweight tows such as personal watercraft.

System includes:

  • Buoyant heavy duty wood handle
  • Storage bag
  • Spiral tow-line hook adapter
  • Tow hook
  • 50′ buoyant 9,000lbs mbs towline

The MARSARS Small Boat Towing Kit consists of:

  • Stout 5-1/2′ length wood handle
  • Boat hook adapter
  • Spiral adapter with tow hook
  • Towline

The boat hook is an essential safety tool that is needed to fend your craft away from danger or pull it to safety. For use at night, boat hook features a pencil groove that indicates hook’s direction of attached adapter.

Detachable Skiff Hook w/ Spiral Adapter

RPM (Hook Only)
RPN (Hook & Adapter)
RPN1 (Spiral Adapter only)

This unique Skiff Hook eliminates the unsafe practice of having to lean overboard to detach the hook.

50′, 100′, 150′ Tow Line

TL50 (50′), TL100 (100′), TL150 (150′)

The use of buoyant towlines has become a norm for the professional small boat towing community. Towline/propeller entanglement is a common risk that all inexperienced public safety boat operators must fce. To minimize this risk, we offer several high quality buoyant tow line kits of 9,000 lbs. minimum breaking strength.

Features include:

  • Your choice of 50′, 100′, or 150′ buoyant towline kit
  • Two legged bridle
  • Connection shackles
  • Tow hook
  • Mesh carry bag

Grab points of all spliced eyes come with a chafe protected coating.

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