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    Jim's Model Boat Launcher / Retriever
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    ๐Ÿ“ Jim's Model Boat Launcher / Retriever
    25 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ LewZ ( Commodore)
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    Finally tired of using my launcher (PVC pipe and fittings) and had SSMBC member build me a special one. (He has made a bunch of his version.) I am taller than him and have some back issues so I got one about 5 inches taller.

    The photo here shows it as I got it today at the meet. Need to prep and paint and add padding.

    It is made using 1/2 and 3/4" EMT steel and can handle at least 80 pounds.

    Lew
    Florida ๐Ÿ˜Ž , USA ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Jim's Model Boat Launcher / Retriever
    25 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Isaac ( Midshipman)
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    Lew


    I commented on my PVC version a few months ago.

    It is a similar L shape and am able to lift even the big 6.5 ft long weighing 25 lbs or so. I shortened it a bit after these photos and it is OK.


    Isaac
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Jim's Model Boat Launcher / Retriever
    25 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ LewZ ( Commodore)
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    Isaac, a couple of reasons. Yes, the new one is much, much stronger. It is open frame ("L" shaped) so the boat can be scooped up and loaded easily. The PVC one requires the boat to go between the uprights. The new one is much longer (hull lengthwise). Comparison photo attached.

    Disadvantages are it is about 25% heavier and being steel, prone to rust, especially around the welds.

    This is why I am putting on the buil blog. I plan to show the finishing still needed. If anyone is interested I can post a photo with dimensions.

    Lew
    Florida โ›ฑ๏ธ, USA
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Jim's Model Boat Launcher / Retriever
    25 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Isaac ( Midshipman)
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    Lew


    It appears to be very sturdy. Should be able to lift any boat you have regardless of its weight.

    Was the reason to go to metal was that the PVC is too flexible?



    Isaac


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