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Old 12-06-2009, 09:19 PM
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I am definitely new to r/c boating. But would like to get a boat that would take my line out say 100 yards or so and drop it. I can rig up the drop device, but Ineed to get some input on what would be a good boat for saltwater and waves use with good stability and /or self righting capability. Slow speed is preferable.

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Old 12-07-2009, 07:16 AM
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To go out through waves you need something self-righting and with enough power, despite thinking speed is unimportant. The water might well be going a lot faster than you think, and you need the boat to go where you want it to go rather than where the water dictates. This means big enough to carry a suitable motor to drive a big enough prop (probably needs some sort of protection from grounding damage) and to carry the battery to drive it. It will also have to be big enough to drag the line out and carry the release mechanism.
Consider a freelance lifeboat design about 3ft long, with a nice big superstructure and a jet drive. The colour scheme is good for seeing where it is from a distance, as well.
I did see one of the guys from Models by Design playing with such a beast at a show a few years ago.
Old 12-07-2009, 01:27 PM
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Thanks. Good points. I will see if I can find Models by Design site. There is boat that fits my desires out of South Africa called Aqua Cat, but he wants $2000 for it. more than I am willing to spend.
Old 12-07-2009, 02:02 PM
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Default RE: want to have a boat carry my line out to sea

Something else that should be noted...

In this photo there is one 36" model boat...
It is about 160 yards out.... [&:]

This is a calm pond... seeing something of that
size in the surf will be more difficult.

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Old 12-07-2009, 07:55 PM
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You will probably be limited to slack tide periods. The worst time to fish.
Look at the exciting side. Large fish will grab the whirrrrling sound & take it away.....[]
Old 12-07-2009, 09:03 PM
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What about building something along the lines of the RC SURFER here on rcu ? The videos of that are amazing, it has no problem with waves that are huge in relation to its size, it self rights, and everything? If you had to build it low with ballast why couldn't you mount to lightweight flexible masts on it with mylar flags maybe 3-4 foot high to help with orientation?

I once viewed a homemade bait dropper that was built our of a solid piece of foam the size of a GIANT cooler, it had a car battery dropped down deep in the center for power, and a normal trolling motor for power. It was ugly as sin but got the job done with little fanfare. I bet there is a way to do it without being super expensive, or flashy
Old 12-16-2009, 09:40 PM
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hi i built a boat to carry my fishing line out to 350 yards and drop it off but my boat is not remote i have to crank it back in it is very stable in rough water its built like a pontoon with a 24lb thrust trolling motor and a lawn mower battery
Old 12-17-2009, 11:25 AM
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Wow, Monster-78 that is cool. Thanks for the input. That sounds like a creative and effective solution. How do you kill the motor so that you can pull it back in? How do you release the line from the boat?
Old 12-18-2009, 08:24 PM
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you put a swing arm on the front of boat that is the contach for the ground side of trolling motor when you turn the boat around it kills the motor and pulls acable or wire through a tube and releases your line at same time then you crank it back in i use a big spool on a stand topull mine back and use 155 lb test braided line for retrieval the only limitations is how much line you have on your reel and spool
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Its amazing how many times something can be accomplished in a simple matter, for less work,and cost.
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Sharks in Terlton , OK............


This is for sale to a needy fisherman. 1/2 mile range minimum.

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Old 12-19-2009, 09:10 PM
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no sharks here in terlton just big catfish at keystone dam about 20 to 53 lbs and im going after them
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Make it like a torpedo with a down rigger clip to hold the line till you are out far enough. YANK, line drops. 2 nd line opens the big knife switch stopping the drive motor. 2 nd line will keep the boat pretty straight. Budget version.

2 channell RC is the deluxe version. .........If it croaks out there. Too bad.

Budget version is really fail safe.
Old 12-21-2009, 07:17 PM
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IM GOING TO TRY TO LOAD UP SOME PICS OF MY BOAT TO GIVE YOU SOME IDEAS  TROLLING MOTOR AND BATTERY ARE NOT ON BOAT
Old 12-21-2009, 07:37 PM
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CHECK OUT MY PROFILE PAGE TO SEE A PIC OK?
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ok. Isee one picture. It looks like you used pvc pipe for the pontoons. cool. Thanks.
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Old 12-21-2009, 11:19 PM
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Monzter-78:  What keeps your motor dry in the Ocean waves?   Or do you only use on flat water?


Thanks for the input.
Old 12-25-2009, 10:13 AM
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i use a regular trolling motor  isent it out in 40mph winds and waves were splashing over the deck but it kept going use both lines to help guide left or right  next time i go fishing ill have to get pictures in a couple of weeks

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