I built a tug just for the purpose of rescuing, powered vessels are no problem at all, but I rescue more yachts than anything else. Have rescued everything from a Micro Magic to a Marblehead. Here's a pic of my tug bringing home an RG65, sticky rubber tyres on the side help. 😁
[Score: 10/10] 39"/4600g Evie Rose Powered by NiMH (6v) 2Amp/h Batteries - Comments: The Soling Class is the largest class affiliated with the American Model Yachting Association (AMYA). It is a one-design class. My boat is reputed to be the last one sold in the UK. The first pic is how it came to me, the second pic was taken after a makeover.
Well, I got an answer back from the council :- Dear Mr. ********* Thank you for your email relating to a rejected request from Mr Cooper in 2015. Your email was raised at the Council meeting held on 13th June 2018, your points noted by councillors who then confirmed the original rejection decision. Kind Regards Bob Lunn Clerk to Urchfont Parish Council ..... what a bunch of p****s 😡 I hope he went & sailed his boat regardless.
The servo is a twin linear, as you can see, one lug operates the rudder, whilst the other moves a lever that connects power from a battery to a small moter driving a prop. The lever is a simple on/off switch, no speed control or reverse, the motor is either on or off & is to get the yacht back if the wind drops.
As the Secretary of our local club, I have sent an official email to this council wally & directed him to our website, we sail in a council owned Country Park, teeming with heron, grebe, moorhen, ducks, geese & swan, it's unbelievable with his mentality, that he has managed to secure office as a council clerk. 😡
[Score: 8/10] 32"/2200g Laurel ll Capable of 5mph and a runtime of 120mins Single Propellor (3 Blade 40mm) Direct Drive to a Mabuchi 555 (3 Blade) Powered by Lead Acid (12v) 4Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through Viper 10 / Mtroniks (5Amps) ESC - Comments: Stood on a shelf for a number of years before purchase, planking dried out & sprung at the bow, leaking along both sides. Repaired & equipped with new motor & electrics over the winter.
[Score: 8/10] 35"/11800g Dutch River Capable of 10mph and a runtime of 120mins Twin Propellors (3 Blade 60mm) Direct Drive to a Mabuchi 555 (3 Blade) Powered by Lead Acid (12v) 7Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through Viper 15 / Mtroniks (10Amps) ESC - Comments: No bow thruster fitted, with tanksteer & twin rudders she spins on her own axis.
She is lit, full set of Nav lights, plus a set of 3 towing lamps either side of the mast, 2 spots lighting the rear deck, bridge lights & partial lighting in the lower cabins. There are other lights to add yet, i.e. search lights on the bridge roof, foredeck spotlamp And 3 lamps around the superstructure above doors. Last month she won our clubs 'Torchlight Regatta' trophy, was well chuffed. 😀
If buying from Hobby King, use the EU warehouse, there should be no import duties to pay, as it is "Free Trade" between EU member countries, The cost of postage is also cheaper than the UK warehouse, if you choose std post. I have never had to pay import charges & VAT is added at the checkout, so you know exactly what the total cost is, it's also in GBP, so no currency charges either.
According to this site :- http://puffersandvics.org/history.htm they were just called 'large buckets' & judging by the photos, they were approx 4' 6" dia. at the top, tapering slightly toward the bottom, by about 3' 6" deep. That's as much as I can find.
"I hope this really works, because the way she sits in the water her lowest rub rail is partially in the way! well anyway I'll post some pics if I'm successful." I really hope you are talking about the boat & not the wife 😊
A few in our club swear by the 'Spektrum DX6', I use a 'FlySky FS T6', it seems solid enough & it has quite a range of settings to play with, plus you don't need a computer link to set it up. Only annoying feature is, it bleeps at you after 2 minutes if you don't waggle a stick. Bonus point is, cheap recievers from a firm called 'Gearbest', you can buy online.