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Old Apr 05, 2008, 04:09 PM
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Boogie Board Rescue Boat.


Heres a quick build rescue boat (5-1/2 hours plus painting) Made it from a kids boogie board & some motors shafts & batteries ripped out of those cheap NQD boats. Turns out to be a fun boat in it's own right. No rudders just vector thrust steering but with real ESCs.
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Paul.
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Old Apr 05, 2008, 05:21 PM
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hehe,thats the first time I'v seen a boogie board that could get up on a plane...looks like it works great tho.
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Old Apr 05, 2008, 06:13 PM
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Old Apr 05, 2008, 11:11 PM
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Old Apr 06, 2008, 06:00 AM
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Thanks guys. It's a whole lot of fun. I had a bit of trouble uploading the video but it's done now. A bit blurry. I need a better camera.
Boogie Board Rescue Boat. (0 min 35 sec)

All the best.
Paul.
Old Apr 06, 2008, 07:03 AM
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I liked the confidence that 785boats had in his project. Sent out an unpowered ship to prove his work would work.

Very nice project. A service that we all have needed at one time or another. Lat time it happened to me I remember getting very wet!
Old Apr 06, 2008, 07:19 AM
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Thanks guys. It's a whole lot of fun. I had a bit of trouble uploading the video but it's done now. A bit blurry. I need a better camera.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGoRZpx4WyY
All the best.
Paul.
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It is a rescue ship of a wonderful design.
It is taking off hat to your conception .
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Old Apr 06, 2008, 09:53 AM
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Cool idea,i like the foam (non scratchy) part of the concept.
Definately something to add to my production list.(If I ever get this house of mine finished)
Old Apr 06, 2008, 10:06 AM
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Damn! I wish I was building a house. Lord knows I need more room. Hey 785boats what a fantastic idea. I hope those motors hold in the styrofoam ok. Maybe a lead fishing sinker or two on the bow would hold t down. Looks like a hydroplane to me. Nice work and the Moonglow looks great too. Lot's of nice mahogany there. Nice work guy. Pete
Old Apr 07, 2008, 10:56 AM
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Glad i'm only renovating-hah,ONLY. But his one is larger than the last.My garage has doubled and there is a slab up the back for tool shed.
So once the house i done,i can get back to my boats!
Sorry for the hi-jack.......
Old Apr 07, 2008, 07:08 PM
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What a cool and relatively inexpensive idea! Brilliant!
Old Apr 08, 2008, 04:16 AM
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Glad you all like the idea.
Actualy Pops52 I wasn't that confident. I did spend a few minuites getting the hang of it before I pushed the Moonglow out into the pond.
Thanks for the comments on the Moonglow Pete. It's one of my favorite old boats.
Maybe some steps under the sponsons & 2 ducted fan units on top of the board so it can retrieve boats from the weeds. Now that would be fun. Someone's gotta do it. Anyone?
'til later.
Paul.
Old Apr 08, 2008, 08:01 AM
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YAAAA! Ducted fans! Now there's a great idea> Pete
Old Apr 08, 2008, 08:27 AM
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i guess it wouldn't be as cheap then.....you'd need something fairly substantial i'd say to be effective.a cool idea nonetheless.
Old Apr 08, 2008, 08:39 AM
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Boogie Board


Sujper: I was just about ready to throw away a boogie board and when I saw your thread, I decided that would be my next project after I complete my PT 61. Our club has a retrieve boat but somtimes we need somthing else.

Could you post more details on the motors, esc and batteries you used and maybe a pic of the interior of cockpit.

Great idea.

G B Robbins
Port St. Lucie, FL



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