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Old 07-18-2004, 10:44 PM
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Does anyone have any creative/ unusual ways for retrieving their boat? My favorite is the racquet ball on the fishing line, but just wondering if anyone has anything different?
Old 07-19-2004, 01:06 AM
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Default RE: boat retrieval

Nothing too fancy.

Instead of a ball, I like to use a fairly heavy top water fishing lure with the hooks removed. That way you can sling it out there a good ways and the line doesn't twist up if you don't hook it.

I've went so far as to install a noose on one of my electro boats. But what a lot of my buddies will do is to take the electro boats out with their fishing line attached, run around the stalled boat a time or two and then reel them both in. Thats one of the most effective ways I've seen.

Other than that, I like to use this:
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Old 07-19-2004, 04:23 AM
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I either wade out (only used my boat in shallow water so far) or use a set of bamboo canes lashed together with cable ties with a hook attatched to the end.
Old 07-20-2004, 05:06 AM
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If? there are other boats,one gadget I have seen is a square 'S' shape made from plastic tube (water piping) filled with foam so it floats. A boat fits in one section of the 'S' and picks up the stalled boat.
Old 07-20-2004, 11:19 AM
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Default RE: boat retrieval

oh thats cool
Old 07-21-2004, 05:49 PM
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http://www.thecoloradocrew.org/for_sale.htm
nice way too, and the building is self explanatory
Old 07-21-2004, 08:58 PM
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I have an eletc. boat to which I hook about 10 ft. fishline to with a bobber attached. You just circle the boat and the line gets caught an the drive, and then bact to shore.
Old 07-21-2004, 09:02 PM
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Default RE: boat retrieval

Ingenious. I like that one.

Edit... Strong honorable mention to the all-wood outboard up there, too... nice one PHCM!
( It's a bit large to throw in the trunk with the RC's though )

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