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Random thought for the future building
« on: January 25, 2014, 06:27:48 »
A thought came to mind about sinking, and not wanting my model to do that... so what about a Quick-release towline? does anyone do that? Is this a silly new-guy question?
 It would seem to be a good idea as I have seen the future in my head and it's potentially wet. 
The tow release for gliders seems like a good place to start.   Just thinking out loud....


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Re: Random thought for the future building
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2014, 09:37:30 »
YES , some of the guy's have that for competition towing . But just think about that for a minute . The tow line mite be the only connection to  TUG on the bottom of the pond . It has happened .



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Re: Random thought for the future building
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2014, 14:30:00 »
My Odin from Robbe actually came with a servo-operated hook release. I won't be able to use it with my current TX which only has 7 channels.

I might still install the servo, though. If I ever upgrade my TX.


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Re: Random thought for the future building
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2014, 15:51:28 »
Don't worry about silly new guy questions NHGUIDE, every question is
a serious and important question around the docks here.

For myself, I don't think about "if" my tugboat sinks. . .I'm building my
tug so that it has provisions for "when" it sinks.

In my engine room is a 950 Gallons per hour bilge pump. On deck,
is a PVC, cap on each end, made to look like a basic life raft canister
that is attached to 60 feet of nylon line. The canister sits in a cradle
so that when my tub goes down, the air tight pipe floats to the top
and I can, hopefully, pull my very wet tugboat to the surface and
never do that again.

I served two of my five years in the US Coast Guard in Alaska. On one
call, we tied onto a fishing boat that had gone dead 4o miles from
Ketichican. There are no beaches around those parts. Woods to a
cliff at the water line and the rocks continue straight down to the depths.
You anchor may be worthless there.

After we tied onto the fisher's bow cleat and begin the tow, the boson
handed me a hatchet and told me to stay on the stern deck and if the
tow starts to broach, chop the beautiful 2" tow line off so we don't
sink the tow. . .my first introduction to a line cutter.

I am designing an RC fishing boat, for catching real fish, and it requires
the services of an RC line cutter. . .I finally catch the big one. Problem,
its way to big and my 48 inch fishing boat is being dragged off into the
sunset. Time to hit the red button and cut the line. Same for a tug and
tow that gets out of hand.  is one example. . .

Thank you for sharing the RC Quick Un-Connect information Calimero and
I have seen some of the tugboat competition errors where a hook release
would have been real handy.

Thank you for a super question NHGUIDE,
Michael in Anacortes, Washington
Yet another case of why men and women go down to the sea in ships. . .A pleasure to be here and smell the salt air. Thank you Tugboat Forum. . .Michael in Anacortes, Washington


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Re: Random thought for the future building
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2014, 16:18:06 »
« Last Edit: January 27, 2014, 12:08:19 by NHGUIDE »