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Tombsy

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Show off your retrieval boats
« on: June 25, 2010, 01:56:49 AM »

When we are running our nitro boats and we don't have a full size boat for retrieval and the tennis ball on the fishing rod won't reach.
I've seen some pretty innovative designs including motorized lifting baskets  :-)
This is my rig, I got the idea from similar craft at other clubs.
It's my first boat a Traxxas Villain Ex, it has two motors with steerable outdrives that make it pretty maneuverable. The PVC frame is removable and it works great.



Click for a video in action


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John Mk2

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Re: Show off your retrieval boats
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2010, 05:47:41 AM »

You might have seen this {:-{But here it is anyway :-)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRKD7ZPvt5Y
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Re: Show off your retrieval boats
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2010, 07:22:10 AM »

Our club had a similar set up, until it was destroyed in our storage container fire - the recovery device, not the boat - thankfully. We now use my pusher tug for recovery work.

Peter.
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Tombsy

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Re: Show off your retrieval boats
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2010, 02:54:50 PM »

You might have seen this {:-{But here it is anyway :-)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRKD7ZPvt5Y

Nice, I hadn't seen that one. The propeller kind of threw me must be for reverse?
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John Mk2

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Re: Show off your retrieval boats
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2010, 05:05:10 PM »

Oh Yes it pushes her faster backwards than the main motors (X 2 555) in a 32in Springer hull  ok2 The idea is to blow the smaller boats in  whlle holding her on the main motors & push the bigger ones or both :-))
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Tombsy

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Re: Show off your retrieval boats
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2010, 06:52:17 PM »

This is not my boat but it's the one that has a motorized lifting basket



I'd still like to build a Springer, a tug should look like a tug.  :-)

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Re: Show off your retrieval boats
« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2010, 07:48:30 PM »

Although the pond at goole is not deep (3ft) and as long as your doat dont sink it will eventually drift to the side we decided a recovery unit was needed .
So i made this for the club from push-fit plumbing and some strapping, it works for us but i would like to have a go at the recovery boat with the lifting net  :-)) nice .
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Big Ada

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Re: Show off your retrieval boats
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2010, 04:25:07 PM »




The 2 arms are Fibreglass rods and on the ends are film canisters.
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Re: Show off your retrieval boats
« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2010, 05:28:57 PM »

All these rescue boats are cute but id like to see you push in a 5 ft Apache with one  {-).
Mart
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daz

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Re: Show off your retrieval boats
« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2010, 05:51:44 PM »

Here's a some of pic's of are Retrievals.
at HEMBC. Lincoln





The 2nd pic is of H.M.S. Belfast at 5 ft plus .
 :D :} :-))
Daz
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Re: Show off your retrieval boats
« Reply #10 on: June 27, 2010, 06:29:16 PM »

That is a cracking rescue boat Daz , i think i have seen it before is it the one with the bow thrusters ? .
daz
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Patternmaker

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Re: Show off your retrieval boats
« Reply #11 on: June 27, 2010, 10:16:34 PM »






All these rescue boats are cute but id like to see you push in a 5 ft Apache with one  {-).
Mart

I towed a 14ft rescue dingy when the outboard broke down back to the Lobster Smack jetty on Canvey after an offshore endurance race with this boat!
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Umi_Ryuzuki

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Re: Show off your retrieval boats
« Reply #12 on: June 28, 2010, 12:40:19 AM »

During a combat sortie, if a ship becomes stricken  and is left on the pond at the
end of the sortie, it is counted as lost at sea. Points are then tallied against the
ship and it's team.  Over the years, we learned to do what is necessary to get
boats back to shore, or even through 24" wide harbor gates, to avoid penalty.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4oD5nhHtdAs

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=4415271109011959862#
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Re: Show off your retrieval boats
« Reply #13 on: June 28, 2010, 09:15:00 AM »





I towed a 14ft rescue dingy when the outboard broke down back to the Lobster Smack jetty on Canvey after an offshore endurance race with this boat!

Yea but you have a few hp there Mick :-))
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daz

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Re: Show off your retrieval boats
« Reply #14 on: June 28, 2010, 12:40:07 PM »

Hi portside II, You are wright  :-))it doe's have 2 bow thrusters 1 in each sponson and 2 drive motors as well. :}
 Best Regards
Daz
HEMBC Lincoln
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Big Ada

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Re: Show off your retrieval boats
« Reply #15 on: June 28, 2010, 05:28:10 PM »

All these rescue boats are cute but id like to see you push in a 5 ft Apache with one  {-).
Mart
I dont see why a 5ft Apache cant swim in his self !. O0
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