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Old Apr 29, 2010, 08:38 PM
Boats on the brain!!
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Old Apr 29, 2010, 08:41 PM
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So yeah, the weather was great.

Me, Prop'er, Mike, and Sausage Dog were there.

Prop'er had a trailer hooked up to his Dingo 4WD and I had a trailer hooked up to my Summit. All of us had Traxxas Villain boats. 'cept Sausage.

We launched our boats from the trailers, it was pretty cool looking. Trying to get them back onto the trailers, with the wind blowing the boats sideways, took a lot of tries and a lot of skill.

We shot lots of video. Some of it is not inside the camera, though.

Here are a few still pics. Some sort of video will be hacked together later.
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Old Apr 29, 2010, 08:51 PM
What is this a center for ants
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Cool pic's, dig the trailers.
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Old Apr 29, 2010, 09:03 PM
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Kmot's Rig

Kmot your whole rig is just awsome. I love that trailer and the Villian trailered with the boat cover; it just looks awsome.
Thank'n i'm on have to have a new trailer now.
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Old Apr 29, 2010, 09:25 PM
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veryyyyyyyyyyyyyyy cool teehsmot
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Old Apr 29, 2010, 10:54 PM
Taking care of the pond.
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That's cool.
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Old Apr 29, 2010, 11:23 PM
Grumpa Tom
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I want to thank Prop'er for his enormous support and help today. Most of the still photos of my Summit were taken by Larry and he did a large portion of the r/c boat driving as well.

Here are some more photos (some duplicates) as well as a video of Larry launching his Villain:

*Edit: Per Prop'ers request, this video has been terminated with extreme prejudice.

http://www.vimeo.com/11345536

I will have the video of my Summit launching, tomorrow.
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Old Apr 29, 2010, 11:30 PM
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So yeah, the weather was great.

Me, Prop'er, Mike, and Sausage Dog were there.

Prop'er had a trailer hooked up to his Dingo 4WD and I had a trailer hooked up to my Summit. All of us had Traxxas Villain boats. 'cept Sausage.

We launched our boats from the trailers, it was pretty cool looking. Trying to get them back onto the trailers, with the wind blowing the boats sideways, took a lot of tries and a lot of skill.

We shot lots of video. Some of it is not inside the camera, though.

Here are a few still pics. Some sort of video will be hacked together later.

Hey Kmot those are really nice and cool stuff. I like the boat cover as it looks like the real thing. Good job I love all the shots.
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Old Apr 29, 2010, 11:50 PM
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I notice that when I had my trailer deep, then the water would rush out of the slip causing it to become too shallow.
We need to do this over again when the wind isn't blowing the water to the other end of the lake.
Thank you Kmot for putt'n in the time to make these videos on Dock Talk.
Ditto to Avidjeepr..
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Old Apr 29, 2010, 11:51 PM
Taking care of the pond.
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Looks like the boat ramp at Millerton Lake, people lined up to get in the water.
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Old Apr 30, 2010, 08:08 AM
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I think we could have had a little more success if the guy in the boat wasn't so Goofy. Sorry I had to say it.
Now onto a serious note, the silt on the launch ramp just a foot or so into the water is thick and we lose the launch angle. A shovel could help this problem. Great vid Tom, looks like it was a great day!
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Old Apr 30, 2010, 09:07 AM
no wings any more, just dust!
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ha ha ha NEAT!!

Perhaps being able to get the trailer a few more inches into the water would have helped, or maybe some kick rollers on the trailer.

how much deaper can you go with the little jeep wrangler without killing it? you seemed to loose traction with the jeep as well so maybe an oz or two would help that.
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Old Apr 30, 2010, 09:49 AM
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Thanks guys.

Here is a video of the Summit launching a Villain:

Summit Villain Launch (5 min 38 sec)
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Old Apr 30, 2010, 09:57 AM
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Awesome!!!...You Guy's are having 2 much Fun..I Love It...Thank's 4 The Vid's and Pics!!..I will see what I can Do With the Silt on Saturday......
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Old Apr 30, 2010, 10:43 AM
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No no no its gotta be realistic so Kmot needs his wifes Ford Explorer, then it will all look wright everything else is right on,,hehehe just playin....sweet vid dude...
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