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Old Jan 02, 2003, 08:02 PM
Clark Kent
Clark Kent
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A Quest about R/C boats ... please read.

I think that this group is about hobby type racing r/c boats and my needs
are along a totally different line, but I will ask it anyway. If I don't
get a response, I will understand.

There is a small pond in my backyard. I don't know the measurements but
there are 5 houses on the other side of the pond and on my side there are
only 2 houses. At this time of year, it is a lot of work to keep the
fallen leaves cleaned off so that the water looks clean. The stream that
feeds the pond is totally on my property so I strain the inlet with a
piece of chain-link fence fabric but there are a some trees that drop
their foliage directly into the pond. At this time of year, I am at the
mercy of the winds. I just keep an eye out for a day when the prevailing
breeze blows the floating debris down into my corner of the pond. I then
get out with hand tools with long handles and scoop up the floating
leaves and pine straw and cart them off to my compost pile. Several times
this season, I saw the debris drifting in my direction, but before I
could get organized, the winds shifted and the debris floated away from
me. I now have the cleanup work done until springtime when the tree
pollen with present the same challenge.

I was thinking that I should try to buy an R/C boat fitted with a debris
scoop on the front of it. It would probably need to be larger and
stronger than the small model boats that I have seen mentioned.

Does anyone have any reccomendations?