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Nov 06, 2017, 03:07 PM
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Float testing your models?


Ok my model boats have moved beyond bath tub size. Other then making a trip to your local pond, what do you use to float test your models. Thinking of making some sort of test tank and put a large tarp or sheet of plastic in to make it hold water.

What do you use?

Photos would be great.

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Nov 06, 2017, 03:13 PM
Just Plane Nutts
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Got a pick-up truck handy?




Use caution if you make your own large test tank. Water is heavy, and you know what that can lead to: https://youtu.be/F_wGx-txcWw?t=0s
Nov 06, 2017, 04:42 PM
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this started as a 12ft drip-pan, I did some cutting ,folding, riveting and sealing.. added a 1/4 turn pvc ball valve for draining.. it's on the inside ..
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Nov 06, 2017, 05:49 PM
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I just made one. 2 x 12's and corner brackets. Throw a plastic tarp inside and fill. Mine is 8 ft in length which allows me to float my 1/48 destroyers.
Nov 06, 2017, 08:10 PM
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Go to Amazon and search kiddy pools. They have different sizes that will fit your warship. The good thing is they do not take up much room and cost less than 20 bucks. All you need is a air pump.
Nov 06, 2017, 10:17 PM
Grumpa Tom
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Find a friend with a backyard pool.
Nov 06, 2017, 10:21 PM
Taking care of the pond.
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Come on over.
Nov 07, 2017, 07:08 AM
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What a tease...if that is your test tank, I'd like to see your pond!
Nov 07, 2017, 07:40 AM
Old Duffer
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It's seasonal, but a converted swimming pool works here....
Nov 07, 2017, 08:23 AM
Big Boats Rule!
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Oh man... you just can't un-see that last one. You'd think you would wear something, just for, you know, personal protection.

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Nov 07, 2017, 09:30 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by MILLERTIME
Come on over.
Access looks limited. I also have a lake for a back yard. While nice to sail in it's not good for working on the boat access
Nov 07, 2017, 09:32 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Gravman
Go to Amazon and search kiddy pools. They have different sizes that will fit your warship. The good thing is they do not take up much room and cost less than 20 bucks. All you need is a air pump.
Yep I did some checking and there's a 103inch long one for $25. That's less then just the saw horses I would looking to buy to support the tank I was going to build

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Nov 07, 2017, 09:33 AM
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Thanks for the replys every one
Nov 07, 2017, 11:50 AM
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My test tank is a Walmart 18" pool by Intex but I still haven't drained the water out for winter yet.
Nov 07, 2017, 12:21 PM
GET BACK IN THE SHOP!!!!!!
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I also use the kiddie pools for my large subs. When finished, put them in storage.......


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