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Old 12-14-2007, 06:52 PM
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[sm=confused.gif] Hi jerome888business, Do you think a cheap Elc. boat wil have the range? To go get the boat? Thanks,
Old 12-14-2007, 09:26 PM
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I have been using Brian's (BMAD) system for the last couple years after he told me about it and it works fantastic. I have retrieved boats up to 50 yards away with no problem at all. That little boat he is showing has unbelievable range and power for the price. I bought 2 on ebay for about 35 bucks a piece shipped. One died the other weekend, but I still have a spare.

I have no way to get a large boat to the pond other than a small 1 man dinghy so this works pretty well for me. I always take the little dinghy as a back up though just in case

Thanks again Brian. Your idea has had me going home dry many a Saturday
Old 12-16-2007, 06:39 AM
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Hi Scootertrash

Yes a cheap electric boat is the way to go.

I like the idea of tying the fishing line to the boat. If the boat goes dead in the middle of the lake or does not have enough power to push the rescued boat the pulling the line will be very useful.....

I'm planning to build a boat that will have a combination of both being able to be pulled back by a fishing line and also to push a dead boat..... That would be a great combination.

I'll keep you guys posted.

JC
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My Rescue boat is an old Traxxas villain IV. Works great!

Here's some pics, a video and my RCU thread with some other pics of it in action.

[link=http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-6331155663916701482&hl=en]Rescue Video[/link]

[link=http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_5883230/anchors_6226552/mpage_1/key_rescue/anchor/tm.htm#6226552]Rescue Boat Thread[/link]

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Old 12-17-2007, 07:06 PM
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Hi fun4ej, Thanks to all, I like the way you did your's! It look's great![sm=thumbup.gif]
Old 12-18-2007, 05:08 AM
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Im surprised my mate Wayne hasnt posted this on this thread yet but heres the ultimate boat retieval craft .
[link]http://www.rcpontoon.com/Video.html[/link]
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ORIGINAL: fun4ej

My Rescue boat is an old Traxxas villain IV. Works great!

Here's some pics, a video and my RCU thread with some other pics of it in action.

[link=http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-6331155663916701482&hl=en]Rescue Video[/link]

[link=http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_5883230/anchors_6226552/mpage_1/key_rescue/anchor/tm.htm#6226552]Rescue Boat Thread[/link]

Looks good mate seems to work well too,what motors are you running in her?.
Old 12-18-2007, 01:10 PM
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Looks good mate seems to work well too,what motors are you running in her?.

They are the original stock motors, 550's I believe.
Old 12-18-2007, 01:41 PM
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ok and you had no problems with them overheating trying to push a big boat? or are they restricted with a gearbox ?.its just id have thought those motors rev pretty high and maybe a slower more economical motor would be better?.i know i have a single 540 in a balsa pt boat thats as light as a feather and it gets dam hot so i had to water cool it and it still gets quite hot now.i have a small electric i could convert i did even think of making a foam hull like an airboat and power it with a single propped motor but id probably use an echo type motor that revs slower.
Old 12-18-2007, 09:48 PM
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just find a lake with no water in it!!!!

dont have to get ya feet wet or have the need for dingy that way.

simple i thought
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Old 12-18-2007, 09:49 PM
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Shotgun...


Oh wait, you said retrieval...
Old 12-19-2007, 11:45 AM
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ok and you had no problems with them overheating trying to push a big boat? or are they restricted with a gearbox ?.its just id have thought those motors rev pretty high and maybe a slower more economical motor would be better?.i know i have a single 540 in a balsa pt boat thats as light as a feather and it gets dam hot so i had to water cool it and it still gets quite hot now.i have a small electric i could convert i did even think of making a foam hull like an airboat and power it with a single propped motor but id probably use an echo type motor that revs slower.
No, I haven't had any problems with overheating. The motors each have heatsink jackets which seem to do a fair job. The motors are probably 20-23 turn and do go to a gearbox.
Old 12-22-2007, 10:08 AM
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I built a wooden jon boat out of ply. It was a fun project and only took a couple of weekends to build.
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Old 12-22-2007, 12:57 PM
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Homie powered 8' Sevylor inflatable.Also fun for fishing or just cruising around.
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Old 12-22-2007, 03:53 PM
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hey that homie out board is cool do they make them like that of did you make it ???
Old 12-22-2007, 04:05 PM
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Yeh...that outboard is cool. Looks like a weed wacker with a trolling motor prop.
Old 12-22-2007, 06:16 PM
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I got the idea from a guy on another site and changed and added to it it to suit my trimmer.I bought the 25cc Homelite with a clutch at a Cummings Truckload Tool Sale.I don't know if the one pictured has a clutch http://www.cumminstools.com/browse.cfm/4,782.htm and cut off the handle about 2" from the clutch housing to allow for a clamp to hold the trimmer shaft secure.I used the curved end of the trimmer shaft and pushed it into the cutoff handle so the 1/4" flex cable was in the drive on the clutch.I got a trolling motor prop http://www.iboats.com/Minn_Kota_Vani...view_id.239622 and drilled a hole for the pin that comes with the prop,in the shaft on the trimmer end to where it would be for the props slots to match up with it.I found a stainless bolt that would screw into the trimmer end and use Loctite on the threads,to hold the prop on .Don't want to over prop the engine,with a larger prop.The blue thing behind the prop is a homemade water deflecter made out of a dry gas bottle.I got a handle made at a welding shop and put a mini bike throttle on it and bolted it to the back plate area.The mounting bracket is a Minn Kota one I got off ebay.With the clutch you lower it into the water and keep it there without the boat moving,until you give it throttle.Only thing here in PA if you have a motor on an inflatable you have to register it,so check your states waterways laws.
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I'm really debating about converting my compound bow into a fishing setup. All I've really got to do is add the reel assembly & buy a few of the heavier arrows.
Should be able to go out about 100 yards with no problem & be much more accurate than the surf rod.

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Aim high! ... and make sure who ever is using it is extra careful around the swans
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Aim high! ... and make sure who ever is using it is extra careful around the swans

Ain't that the truth. Was thinking more of a rainbow type of shot to get it out there & across the boat.

Swans... taste like chicken
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I like the bow idea. But I think the only way to allow the line to catch the boat via the rudder, prop etc is to have 2 tennis balls with line in between and I'm not sure how that would work with a bow. As you say the range and accuracy would be significantly better, I would think would be far superior....unless of course, I am the one shooting the bow

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Paul, I run a hook/screw/stub of some sort on the tips of all my boats. Also on the ends I've machined out some miniature clevises as well. These add up to a few options for the line to grab onto when pulled across.

Shooting the bow??? Brother, you haven't seen me with a surf rod have you? Wears a guy out so I might try this conversion & see how it goes.
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this is a good way
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this is a good way
Nice idea! Have you tryed pushing around a 16 LB mono? Could you post some pics of the bottom?

Thanks
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yes it will push anything. we have several boats that are over 14lb 55 ss/46 super-g/46 team pro it has two 12 volt motors two proboat esc's twin 12 volt 8 amp/hr batt's this res/boat will even bring in a point up 55 shockwave. at full power it will run faster than i can walk. it will run all day and we have pushed it to the point that it was running at 1/2 speed after about 20 1000 ft retrievals. 500 out 500 back. i have to confess it we had the ideal of using a u-shaped res/boat for a long time and i seen this boat in the forums and copied it. the lift is going on it soon i will be using one power seat actuator out of a 99 dodge truck i hope it works as good as the diversified recovery . will get some pix's of mine [bottom/insides/elec] posted. here are some of D-R the original rescue boat that i copied.
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