Re: rescue vests or tow r

Posted by Dave houser on Apr 28, 2007

Rescue vests connect the towrope higher up on a paddles torso than a belt and will lead to paddler fatigue on long tow.

Tow belts are easier to get on and off to hand off to other paddlers to share in the towing effort

Tow belts are easy to eject if a tower gets into trouble.

A tow belt/bag can act as a drogue chute in getting a kayak in through surf.

Rescue vests are good to rescue paddlers in rivers but I am not a river kayaker so I cannot give specifices.

In Response to: Re: rescue vests or tow r by Robert N Pruden on Apr 27, 2007