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Old 10-11-2013, 06:02 PM
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Default A device for launching/retrieving the model ?

Have you ever made a device for easily launching the model, that can be used to retrieved it from the water?

I'm looking for ideas.

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I have two of them
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Originally Posted by blizard05
I have two of them
Nice, now I want to see them!
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You also have two of them, they'r called "hands"
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Originally Posted by blizard05
You also have two of them, they'r called "hands"
You funny.

I meant, if for example the platform where you stand is, say, 3ft from the water, a device with ropes or belts or something can be used for launching and retrieving the model boat.
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Some ply wood,with some weight to sink it. Use some led lines ,"used for fishing nets" to lower into water. Or just use some rope with a spreader ,like used for real boats
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What size boats do you have, what is the biggest ? Can you launch the sail boat holding on to the mast ?
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Well, I have a sailboat that of course can be easily launched holding on to the mast, but we will have to launch and retrieve our models from around 6 to 8 ft high for a special event: we were invited by our Navy to sail our models besides an old school ship moored in Buenos Aires. I will carry a 1/125 scale Fletcher class destroyer.




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Can they supply a gangway to a float for you to use ?
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They have floating platforms but the access is complicated, they use a steep ladder, it is dangerous even without carrying a model in one hand.
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At our club we all use the large fan belts from lorries......they are supple enough to take the shape of any hull ...just loop them round the bow and stern and carefully lift it out the stand and place the model in the water ....no probs.!!

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