Okay guys, after a natter with the girlfriend I have decided to take the plunge and go for a springer.
Its been done before but I want a rescue springer for both my future fleet, and the club.
A few ideas come.to mind for me.
1) a winch controlled by a sail servo, with a magnetic float on the other end (several of my mates popped a small steel plate on the inside of there hulls for when I trialed this on the tug previous to my seaport)
2) the push horns (rams?) will have thin foam sheeting glued on them, for better grip and less damage to hulls.
3) a fire monitor is a possibility
4) purely aesthetically, spinning radar thingy
Any other suggestions at all guys