Does anybody know what it takes to get one? W/ all the junk boats and novice operators out on the water these days I've been thinking it prudent to get one.
Theres several reasons mainly to avoid liability when you're towing somebody. They can claim you did damage that was already there and you would be liable unless you could prove otherwise. I know of an incident where a guy hit a rock and snapped off his lower unit before being towed and he sued the person that was nice enough to rescue the idiot for towing him in the wrong direction and scraping what remained of his unit off. I'm pretty sure w/ an endorsement card you're exempt, not sure though
Plus, though I'm not saying I would charge a person to tow them, but do to fuel and other circumstances I wouldn't rule out the option but I've heard w/ a towing endorsement you have that option....thoughts?