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    Beautiful piece of property.
    Vac-U-Tug Jr (13mph)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MADRCER View Post
    I thought I knew you from somewhere......
    Ahh yes, I get around lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by fweasel View Post
    Beautiful piece of property.
    Thanks! Too bad they're making it so I have to move when my lease is up. But there's another apartment about 10 minutes away that has much nicer, bigger lakes on it.

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    What rescue boat is that? AquaCraft Atlantic Harbor tug? Did you make the retrieval hooked float or did you buy it like that?
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    That is the Hobby Engine Southampton tug, which now Tower sells. The only thing I left alone are the motors. Twin 280 brushed. I installed a better steering servo, esc, and the Spekky radio. She'll pull over 100lbs. I run it on 3s. The retrieval float is from Billy Boy Bobbers and made from balsa. It's attached to the tug with 10 feet of 20lb. test fish line. The hooks are just steel hooks I got from Walmart. They have threads on the one end, so I opened the hooks some and screwed them into the float. Got the rubber caps for the hook ends from ebay.

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    Thanks for the info! What ESC did you use in the HE tug?
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    Some random 60A 2-4s esc off ebay. It's not even water cooled, it's a car esc. I've test run that tug wide open for 22 minutes and it was starting to get hot, so for a few minutes of rescue operation, it's fine.

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    What really sucks that I didn't do when I first got it was to buy a pair of kort props for it from the Prop Shop. It has kort nozzles, but standard style four blade props. With the kort props it would have a lot more pulling power. But it looks like the Prop Shop is done since they had that fire back in April.

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    The floats I have found are made of foam. You said yours is made from Balsa wood right? See the links below and point me in the right direction, if you don't mind. Is yours the .050 size (like 5x3 inches)? Looks like these are all foam.

    http://www.bettstackle.net/pdf/betts05-06rfloats.pdf
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...KIKX0DER&psc=1
    Last edited by MADRCER; 06-17-2017 at 10:25 PM.
    TFL Zonda (111mph), Miss Geico Zelos 36 (108mph), Zelos Twin 36 (90mph), Veles 29 (85.2mph), Miss Geico 29v3 (83.5mph), TFL Pursuit (79mph), UL-19 (75mph), Sonicwake 36 (73mph), Motley Crew (47.5mph), AquaCraft Rescue 17, Atlantic II Tug

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    Quote Originally Posted by MADRCER View Post
    The floats I have found are made of foam. You said yours is made from Balsa wood right? See the links below and point me in the right direction, if you don't mind. Is yours the .050 size (like 5x3 inches)? Looks like these are all foam.

    http://www.bettstackle.net/pdf/betts05-06rfloats.pdf
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...KIKX0DER&psc=1
    The one you linked from Amazon is the one I have. It was $2 less on ebay. It is made of foam. The ebay listing said it was balsa, but in checking it out further, it is foam. But it must be some high density stuff because it doesn't feel like foam.

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    Thanks! That's the one I thought it was. Might get one and play around with it.
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    Here's the one I bought. It was a good experience. http://www.ebay.com/itm/351977013045...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

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    Thanks. Any info on the hook slip covers? size?
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    You da man! I would have never guessed them being antenna tube caps!
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    Yeah man, sometimes my brain works! lol

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