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    redpmg
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    Country: πŸ‡ΏπŸ‡¦ South Africa
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    If you use the US favoured closed face reel type its very easy to place a small lightweight "sinker" accurately (ie: a rubber off a pencil or one can use a medium hook with a piece of an artificial worm) which does not do much harm to any sized boat . Takes very light line and a small rod to cast at least 30ft with one - even light line can haul in a big boat.
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    If you have reasonable access around the lake, and if it is not too large, it might be possible to string a line between two people and have them walk apart until the line crosses the lake - at which point it can be used to nudge the boat in.

    Such a line would need to be light and long - say, 500 ft - but the kite flyers have just such lines ready-wrapped on convenient spools and available cheaply...
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    Black Dog Jack
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    We had a very similar system, but used a tennis ball on the end of the line. It works very well. We found that the fishermen amongst us were called in at this point as they were usually more accurate. I’m not sure about doing it for a delicate scale model though!
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    marky
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    Balloon tyres could be the answer there Nerys😊
    jbkiwi
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    Yeah, tis a bit annoying Doug, people use sisters, brothers, friends accounts to buy things and it gets quite confusing as you are not sure who you are dealing with unless they offer the info. Same with email accounts, 'talking'to a guy up north recently using his girlfriends email acct but at least he told me. Nothing like the old face to face I reckon.
    I saw a TV article where media techies can come up with virtually undetectable fake people such a actors to make totally fake news etc, which is pretty scary stuff. All they need is one pic of the person and they can place them in any scenario (not just stills either). Once they perfect it you won't be able to trust any media! (not that you can now even without this new stuff!)
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    RNinMunich
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    That sounds really weird John.πŸ€”
    Like Identity Hijacking 😠
    Cheers, Doug 😎
    PS "good handy women are few and far between"
    True, nevertheless I always like to keep a good woman handy!πŸ˜‰
    Young at heart - slightly older in other places πŸ˜‰ Cheers Doug
    jbkiwi
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    Apologies Nerys, my mistake, used to people using other peoples accounts/names on our local 'Trade Me' site. You never Know who you are talking to, so it's a bit of a lottery on the internet. Not expecting a lady model boat enthusiast I suppose, and didn't even cross my mind to check the profile. Great that you're interested!
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    RNinMunich
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    John, Nerys is a 'lucky Lady' and seems to be pretty handy in her own rightπŸ‘
    Doug 😎
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    Young at heart - slightly older in other places πŸ˜‰ Cheers Doug
    jbkiwi
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    You're a lucky man, good handy women are few and far between these days!
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    Martin555
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    Certainly something to think about Doug.

    Martin.
    If it looks right it probably is.
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