In most cases when pulling a Dredge from a stern cleat on a center console, the teaser is in the prop wash, and the tow line can be too close to the outboards. Pulling from this position can also be a problem when the boat is in a turn. To address these problems, we’ve come up with a great alternative set-up: a 50ft or 100ft section of 1,900lb test Dyneema, a pulley with a stainless snap, and a heavy snap swivel.
Connect the pulley with the snap to the near rigger ring, and then set the teaser out. The teaser will then be in clear water and away from the outboards. Then all you have to do is secure the spliced end off to the midship cleat. It really is that simple. The brass ring on the cleat end is to prevent a lost teaser if the tow line were let go of for some reason; the ring will stop at the pulley.