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Old Feb 22, 2012, 09:44 PM
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I got my Garmin etrex off of ebay barely used for 40 bucks..........they are over $150 new.
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Old Feb 22, 2012, 09:50 PM
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Thanks scorp i will take a look..

On another note..now that things are beginning to line up..i started thinking about recovery options. Actually i called a couple of the local lakes and one of them has a rule that you have to have a recovery "option".. I saw an old thread with you and another guy that had a "wake boat" that was given to him..in the end everyone suggested he turn it into a recovery boat...any thoughts?...got one for sale cheap??
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Old Feb 22, 2012, 10:19 PM
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Just use another cheap boat and attatch the end of a fishing line to it, drive it out to the stalled boat and around it a couple times, then reel 'em both in.
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Old Feb 22, 2012, 10:53 PM
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Scorp..what do you think..$100.00...with everything..

http://www.hobbypeople.net/index.php...ary-1011.html#
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Old Feb 22, 2012, 11:29 PM
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Those are cool boats............too nice for a retrieval boat only, but you can run it too!!!

Check out the vid of it stock:

Joysway Warrior Offshore Lite RTR RC Boat (1 min 3 sec)


And juiced up with brushless on 3s!

Joysway Offshore Warrior RC Powerboat - VERY FAST! (1 min 57 sec)
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Old Feb 22, 2012, 11:56 PM
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Like you said..maybe too nice...especially on 3s.!! Do you have another option?? I was looking at a tug but for a decent one your looking at at least $250.00..even in the classifieds.. Some of the other stuff looks too small and sinkable...

I see the gps units on ebay but for a novice online purchaser like me ...anyway..might have to get you to bid it out ......then buy it from you!!..lol..
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Old Feb 23, 2012, 12:01 AM
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I'd get the little Joysway if i were you...................fun little guy to carry in the car and when you spot a small pond around town just throw it in!! Of course it can be your rescue boat TOO!!
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Old Feb 23, 2012, 12:14 AM
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sounds good...check this out...trying not to get sidetracked...$112...

http://www.handcraftedmodelships.com...ol-tugboat.php

normal:
BSP (0 min 40 sec)


modified:
RC Sea Port Harbor Tug conversion Bay Area Electric Boaters (2 min 50 sec)
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Old Feb 23, 2012, 12:34 AM
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Neat tugs.

The second vid absolutely makes me cringe though..................I will never understand someone joining the biggest "video" dedicated website ever, and posting a video of freakin' pictures!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!???????????????? What are folks thinking???? If i want to look at pictures I'll look in a book or search for images of a tug!
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Old Feb 23, 2012, 12:50 AM
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after i thought about it for a minute..your right...!! thats funny.

.they have it on ebay as a new item from a toprated seller for $59.00...it seems like it would be ok to pull something back..since i got the new controller it came with an rx...a cheapy motor addon ...im going for it..worse case is one of my kids can come along to play...
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Old Feb 23, 2012, 04:02 AM
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Hi Stiks,

The Dickie Harbor tug (or Heng Long spin off) is very suitable as a recovery boat, but the runtime on the stock battery isn't very long.

I own one and modified the electronic from bang-bang steering and on-off switching to standard RC stuff, having proportional control is much more convenient when trying to recover a stalled boat.

Mine has remained rather stock, but here is a complete section of the forum, dedicated to this tug:
http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/for...hp?board=125.0





Biggest advantage, next to the proportional control is the runtime; with the stock battery it's about 20 minutes, with the 8000mAh Lipo I use, the runtime is up to four hours full throttle...

Regards, Jan.
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Old Feb 23, 2012, 05:32 PM
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this could end up being a whole other thread....the more i look the better they look!!

Back to business...the boat was shipped yesterday from Nitrorcx...should be at home by end of day....

Scorp...found that gps unit for $47.00...do i take the leap? I know how gps works but how do you apply it to the boat? You physically put it in the boat, correct? Do you set it to start at a specific time? Briefly...if possible..how do you use it to capture speed....also is that all you capture?

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Old Feb 23, 2012, 05:59 PM
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Another option which may be more than what you're looking to spend is an eagle tree system. They have a GPS addon and it will also allow you to see what amps you are pulling.

As for rescue tugs, look here. They come with everything except radio and esc. I have one and made a PVC catch for the front. I also made one of these that's pretty cool out of spare parts I had, may end up being my primary rescue rig.
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Old Feb 23, 2012, 09:08 PM
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You just turn the GPS on, reset max speed and wedge it in the boat somewhere.
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Old Feb 23, 2012, 09:14 PM
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Well......................132 replies and 1580 views without one hole being drilled in the hull...............or the actual hull even being in your posession..................must be some kind of a record!!!

I forget who it was who asked if you were ever gonna post pics and i told him its one of those new "faux" builds.........................LOL................ ......kinda goin that way!!!!!!
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