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kinmel

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Model boat hoist - Colwyn Bay Model Boat Club
« on: July 24, 2017, 09:09:55 PM »

It has been our ambition for some time to provide equipment for our disabled members to independently launch and recover their model boats.

We now have the final prototype of a mobile boat hoist and are ready to progress to the next stage - motorising the trolley and putting in under radio control.

This video shows a 20Kg sacrificial hull testing the launch and recovery.....     https://youtu.be/rEWIaNxum4Q

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Re: Model boat hoist - Colwyn Bay Model Boat Club
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2017, 10:13:05 PM »

Wow i like that, and its mobile. ? will it be self powered to get to the pond  O0 .
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« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2017, 10:52:54 PM »

Wow i like that, and its mobile. ? will it be self powered to get to the pond  O0 .
daz

Yes it will, more 12v car batteries will not only provide motive power. but act as counterweights too.

The hoist is rated as 100Kg lift, but the heaviest boat at our club is about 25Kg. 
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« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2017, 09:03:14 AM »

Very good lift, are the motor gearbox assemblies windscreen wiper units ?
Excellent.


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Re: Model boat hoist - Colwyn Bay Model Boat Club
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2017, 09:27:15 AM »

Very good lift, are the motor gearbox assemblies windscreen wiper units ?
Excellent.


John

The hoist itself is a commercial  wheelchair hoist from a car, Mobility fit them into cars so the disable owner can get their electric wheelchair in and out of their car.
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