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John Mk2

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Duck Dive ?
« on: February 24, 2011, 03:35:40 PM »

This happened to me on Sunday  :(( In about 2ft 6in of water 40-45 mph  {:-{ Smashed in to the bottom of the lake ! Not a pretty site.
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gregk9

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Re: Duck Dive ?
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2011, 04:47:33 PM »

Can we all presume you managed to rescue the boat in such shallow water and it will live again soon?
Sorry it happened, but its one of the risks of high speeds over choppy wave tops.
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John Mk2

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Re: Duck Dive ?
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2011, 04:59:34 PM »

Yes A kind Gent had wader's ok2  2in of bow gone & a 5in split  {:-{ In a 25in hull NOT good Hatch came off lost G.P.S tracker. E.S.C & Servo had it {:-{
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phillnjack

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Re: Duck Dive ?
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2011, 11:38:35 PM »

Oh dear, that wasnt exactly a good day for you and your boat then.
This why its very important to get a centre of gravity a touch rearward on some boats.

I dont know where yours is, but its usualy best at just 30 to 33% from transom on submerged, and
back even a touch more on surface drive.

But how unlucky to have this happen in such shallow waters

can the boat be fixed ok ? and cheaply  ? or is this going to cost a lot of hard earned cash ?


realy feel for you on this one

phill
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John Mk2

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Re: Duck Dive ?
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2011, 06:40:20 AM »

Not one of my best days {:-{ Striped all the hardware off to fit to another hull. Just need to work out which hull i want ;) 
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Lord Bungle

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Re: Duck Dive ?
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2011, 03:41:47 PM »

ouch, so is the hull a total write off then, or do you think you can repair it?
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John Mk2

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Re: Duck Dive ?
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2011, 03:57:34 PM »

May aswell be {:-{ Anyway a mate of mine has got it now ;) Time to move on I think  ;) But where  :(( Done Scale , Done Fast , Done Silly Fast  :o Maybe a Wolf in Sheep's clothing :-) As there's lots of sheep's in wolf's clothing at the lake sometime's  %)
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Lord Bungle

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Re: Duck Dive ?
« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2011, 04:02:41 PM »

Fast Steam? is there such a thing? good luck with what every direction you head in
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Re: Duck Dive ?
« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2011, 04:16:16 PM »

Fast Steam? Only about a ton. O0

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Lord Bungle

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Re: Duck Dive ?
« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2011, 05:23:10 PM »

Yep that sounds fast  :-))
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Re: Duck Dive ?
« Reply #10 on: March 09, 2011, 09:46:36 PM »

Fast steam, very dangerous when let out of the cage.
George.
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