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    Lorette - Police Launch PL502
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    Boat Length
    35" (88.9 cm)
    Motor Type
    Brushed
    Drive Type
    Direct
    Props
    Single
    Battery Type
    NiMH
    Battery mAh
    3Ah (3,000 mAh)
    Prop Type
    2 Blade
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    45mm
    12 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง flaxbybuck
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    I managed to intercept just before this hull was going to the tip. Originally made by a friend with help from his father some 50 years ago, I transformed this Vic Smeed design first into a work boat, then into a police launch which is how I run it now. It took a year to get all the running gear and electrics right !๐Ÿ˜‰

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Lorette - Police Launch PL502
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Boiler Bri ( Able Seaman)
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    They are a nice model if made well. One is in my bucket list.

    Last one I saw was being shipped if to the USA - sold in EBay by a colleague. If I had known I would have bought it.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Lorette - Police Launch PL502
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง flaxbybuck ( Captain)
    โœง 38 Views ยท 2 Likes
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    Do policemen make good sailors ?
    In my case the answer is no !
    Last week PL502 went out in rather strong winds. 25 - 50 mph no less. After successfully leaving the harbour and travelling to the windward end of the reservoir she turned and headed for home, but when turning to enter the harbour the wind simply flipped the boat over. 30 minutes later the upturned hull was discovered 150 yards away on the far shore, but alas, the superstructure was not with it, and a careful search both on that day, and a few days later, found no trace.
    I am not devastated by the loss but it will take many weeks to replicate, and it will now have to wait pending completion of another boat currently on the chocs. So PL502 may not see water again for some months.
    That policeman skipper should have known better ! ๐Ÿ˜‰
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    12 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง flaxbybuck ( Captain)
    โœง 64 Views ยท 0 Likes
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    Thanks Zooma, I was told of this after the event !๐Ÿ˜‰
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    12 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง zooma ( Sub-Lieutenant)
    โœง 66 Views ยท 1 Like
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    The small rock area alongside the edge of the lake is marked with an orange bouy.
    Someone local should have pointed this out to you, although I can sail over it with my TID tug my Rapier wouldnโ€™t clear it ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    12 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง flaxbybuck ( Captain)
    โœง 64 Views ยท 0 Likes
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    When sailing it at Southport I managed to find your submerged hidden rock and knock off the rudder completely. Never mind, it didn't take long to make another.๐Ÿ˜‰
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    12 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง zooma ( Sub-Lieutenant)
    โœง 75 Views ยท 2 Likes
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    It looked like a really nice model when I saw it at Southport last weekend.

    I also rescued my Lesro Rapier that was built in the 1960โ€™s (not by me) and was saved from a skip and rebuilt during lock-down.

    It was twisted and poorly built and had been badly abused, but after cutting away the deck and repairing some bulkheads it gained a lot of new wood and has been used most weeks on the Southport lake since then.

    I was running it last Sunday.
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Lorette - Police Launch PL502
    12 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Doogle ( Commodore)
    โœง 86 Views ยท 1 Like
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    Great to see another model saved from the scrap ๐Ÿ‘
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    12 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Scratchbuilder ( Vice Admiral)
    โœง 88 Views ยท 1 Like
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    Brilliant,especially it was saved from the scrapyard.
    Nice boat.
    Regards Bill
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    12 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช hermank ( Captain)
    โœง 89 Views ยท 2 Likes
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    What a beauty!!!



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