Model Boat Mayhem

Mess Deck: General Section => Chit-Chat => Topic started by: heyok on April 10, 2010, 04:11:26 pm

Title: New member from Vancouver, Canada
Post by: heyok on April 10, 2010, 04:11:26 pm
Hi everyone!

My name is Al.  I found your forum while looking for information on Seaport Work-boats because a friend gave me a stock one in trade for some custom RC electronics I had built up for him.

My plan for this tug was to make it into a recovery boat for those times when one of my speed boat experiments ends badly.  It seems that I need more practice with that sort of thing - either I need to learn to not flip the boat upside down so far from shore, or be much better at pushing the boat back in with the tug.  Luckily I was able to borrow some chest waders that time!

My experience with RC has mostly been with cars, but I am learning to fly with my Slow Stick and am building a 3d foamy.  I have a fun little jet boat and a small speed boat.  I am a moderator on a forum called Crawl Canada where we are focused on RC rock crawlers and scale trucks.

Looking forward to reading about all the great builds on this forum!

Title: Re: New member from Vancouver, Canada
Post by: Peter Fitness on April 11, 2010, 02:53:37 am
Welcome to the forum, Al. There's lots of information and very helpful people here, all you have to do is ask.

I built a tug a couple of years ago to do the same job you mentioned, recover failed boats, and it works a treat. It's had plenty of work at our local lake. Photos below.

Title: Re: New member from Vancouver, Canada
Post by: tigertiger on April 11, 2010, 03:43:01 pm
Welcome aboard Al.

I was in Vancouver in 1984, some lovely sailing clubs. A great place for boats. I loved the walks around the coast and some lovely drives north up the B.C. coast.
I envy you.