Sea Guide Tow line is designed to be used by sea kayak guides, leaders & coaches as a waist-mounted towline. It has a main tow line of 14metres and also a second ultrashort contact towline. Comes with two Kraken karabiners.
The second generation Guide Tow’s bag is 15% smaller than the original model.
The main towline is 14m when fully deployed and the connector is stowed on the left hand belt loop. To use unzip the bag and unclip the connector and clip to the casualty boat. Make sure the bag is behind your waist and that the quick release belt is positioned in front to access in an emergency. Paddle away & the line will deploy out of the bag.
The 14metre towline is made of 19mm floating line or 14 metres 7mm floating line connected back to a stainless ring & elastic webbing which is anchored to a central pivot point inside the bag by a small stainless ring. This ring connects directly to the main belt which is folded within the bag & continuous through the bag and out to be the waist belt.
The main tow can be reduced to a 7metre tow by threading the line through the casualty boat and back to the bag to clip onto the large stainless ring; by doing this the tow is kept balanced & all the tension directed back to the main pivot point & all tension passes through the elastic shock webbing.
Have a watch of this Whetman video clip. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-k8_QTUvRmk