Tugs are great for rescue, I would not use Velcro. Sometimes we just push the boat to shore. You can tie a string to a tennis ball and pull it behind your tug. Just circle the stalled boat a couple of times and tow it in.
Do a search for boat rescue and you will find a lot of ideas.
Hope this helps.
Joined Jul 2007
You've got the best lookin Tug on the forum, I have a pic of yours up on the wall. I'd love to get some lessons on the "weathering" you've done. When Millertime gets his done he'll be in the runnin too. I finnally finished the hull of mine with semi gloss black, but still doesn't get close to the realism of yours. Hmm, guess we should have been over on the scale forum, oops. Ron
Sierra MYC Pond Report Aug 3, 2008
We had a realtively cool day at the pond for it being the first week of
August. The wind early on was moderate by later in the afternoon we were
dipping our rails in the water.
Don was just ahead of me when I pulled up to the pond this morning. Herb
and Jacob were already there with three of his boats. Don pulled out his
trusty Voyager and Tugboat. I had my ODOM, Vic, and Tug. Bill White showed
up a couple of min behind us with his Blue and White Fairwind. I think it
was Rick Harvey next with his ODOM. Marc and Tyler with a bunch of new toys
(3 boats) and their trusty Snipe. Jeff and Graciela made a cameo on their
way back from Sacramento. We had a couple of walk ups including a grandpa
and grandson, we might here from them again.
Rick Harvey and Don are building an RG-65 Askook. There was some comments
about the name that brought a couple of cuckles from Jacob, Herbs 12 year
old grandson (soon to be 13). Jacob is getting that Pirate ship for his
birthday this month. I've never seen that boat and it should be fun to see
how it goes.
For show and tell: Don showed how he modifed his tug to use the smoke stack
for a megaphone to enhance the sound of his tugboat sound. Rick Harvey had
printed out plans for a ASKOOK RG-65. Marc showed off two foam/rc plane
parts made into rc swamp buggys. Very cool. I showed the plans for a RG-65
Jiff that Rick Harvey printed for me. I cut out the plans and glued onto
Luan. They should serve as a template for us if we want to build more
Jiff65's in the future.
Marc's swamp buggy was very impressive on the water. He took some foam and
cut and glued onto that the motors from a couple of old r/c planes. I took
a video of one running and there are a couple of pictures attached to this
email. I'll see if I can get it out on Youtube for us and post a link.
We had a conversation about the Catamaran that Ron located for Marc and
Tyler. The bottom line is the hunt for who really had the title to the boat
is still on.
I'm glad to report that I had a chat with Rob this week and a couple of
emails from our pal Fresno Bill. Rob is as busy as a one arm paper hanger
learning multiple control systems and Bill said he was getting better. I was
glad to hear from both of them. There are a couple more folks we haven't
seen in a bit and I'll see if I can fire them off an email and get you and
Rick Harvey has a couple of out of town trips planned so he maybe missing a
some Sundays. Said he got a new puter for the trip. Dang, I have been
thinking of getting a new system for 3 years now. I'm sure I'll pull the
trigger on that one of these days.
Charge up your batteries and we will see ya at the pond
Sierra MYC Pond Report August 10, 2008
It was Herbs birthday today, and Tyler just celebrated his birth day too.
They sure had nice weather for it. I don't think it was over 80 degrees
sitting on the club house porch.
We had a group of Victorias and 1 meters on the pond today. Herb, Al, and I
had Victorias. Ron, Jeff and I had 1 meters (ODOM's and Meansis). Marc and
Tyler had a PT109, Footy, and Snipe. Don came out with a family contingent.
Tyler and Marcs family was there and Graciela came to visit for a bit and
The show and tell started with Ron's new Traxxas Slash. Jeff and Ron went
over it with a fine tooth comb looking at how they made a cool class off
road vehicle. The next biggest hit was Tylers PT109. Which was able to
rocket across the pond, if it wanted to. Tyler kept it under control. We
were all impressed at how much Tyler new about the PT boats and all their
functions. It had three rudders and a dual motors.
I was glad to see Al at the pond. He had a thing he had to get to and left
around 10. Our birthday boy Herb was their early too with his Victoria.
Rick Harvey had written and said he would be gone for a bit. Hurry back
Rick. Those other folks that didn't make it, don't worry we talked about
you too and I tried to defend you... Jeff showed up with his Meansys and
gave us an update of his travels. He had been over the coast with Graciela.
Ron's ODOM kept our Victorias company at the start of the day and gave the
other 1 meters a run for their money at the end of the day. Don showed up
with his fan base (Kyle and family). Graciela and Susie came out at the end
of the day along with Marc's wife and daughter.
Al said he would be interested in building a RG65. I told him I had pattern
for it made out of Luan. But wanted to build one to make sure the pattern
is right before messing up someone else balsa. A new guy had a Sea Lite out
at the pond with an outboard. Cute. He talked for a bit. Another walk up
was Ed. He didn't have a boat but he and his pal sailed my Victoria a
Toward the end of the day we got into some short course racing with the
ODOM's and Meansis. We just ran down and back. It was fairly even racing
with the trick being where the wind was going to be after turning the mark.
Sometimes it was best to ride out the reach to the Island and sometimes it
was best to go right down the middle. I don't know how many races we ran
but I know we didn't want to stop.
Jeff and Graciela offered a short tour of their new house. I think Ron and
Susie went. I bailed to get back.
Charge up your batteries and see ya at the pond.
Well I forgot my camera, didnít bring a boat but I still had a good time.
I looked (drooled) over the new toys. The ProBoat PT looked very well put together. Tyler ran it a good 40 minuets on one charge. I liked the Traxxas Slash; I would like to see it run.
I enjoyed watching the racing, maybe one day I can race and not always come in last. I did get my new sails for my Talon II; maybe I will get it in the water before winter gets here.
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