Whetman Equipment Sea Guide Towline
- The priority in making this device was functionality. The user is likely to deploy the device on a regular basis & needs a simple system which can be repacked in rough water and then be deployed again.
- The bag has two tows:
- Main Tow
- Second Tow
LEFT SIDE: Reach on the left hand side to access the main towline connector stowed on the fixed loop.
RIGHT SIDE: On the right is the second ultra short tow with green connector stowed on the right fixed loop.
The two connectors are positioned further forward on the belt on large easy to locate fixed loops. There is a one way zip which only permits the main tow to be stowed in one position that is on the left side. Therefore the main tow can only be located on one side, keeping things simple.
The zip pull is a yellow ball on a cord. There is a wide band of reflective element on the top & side of the bag.
The zip teeth are robust & chunky to survive sand and grit from the sea. Both the slider & teeth are made of HD plastic. There is a taped stopper close to the end of the main tow to prevent the line escaping out of the closed zip.
The bag contains two hard floats to give positive buoyancy if dropped in the water. The bag material is waterproof and so does not absorb water & become heavy.
Size of the bag is generous to ensure ease of repacking the line whilst at sea in your kayak. To repack rotate the bag onto your spraydeck & slacken off the belt to allow the bag to sit forward of your PFD. The top will naturally open up and stay up giving space to repack the tape. Paddle away from the line and trail it over your shoulder. This allows you to repack it by pulling it down off the shoulder into the bag.
- The belt is 50mm webbing with a cam buckle release & toggle. There is a slider to allow adjustment of the buckle position to be set central around your waist.
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